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Today’s professional services industry is constantly changing and highly competitive. As a professional service firm ourselves, we fully understand your industry and its challenges. By leveraging our broad and deep expertise, as well as our own experience, we provide customized, proven, and practical solutions to help you take your business to the next level.

We help over 1,300 professional services clients with federal, state, local, and international tax minimization, risk and compliance issues, strategic planning, expansion strategies, and technology and cybersecurity concerns. Our clients include law firms, architecture and engineering firms, marketing and advertising firms, and business consulting firms.

For over 90 years, we’ve helped our clients identify growth opportunities and solve some of their most complex problems. We’re ready to do the same for you.

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2017 year-end tax planning

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Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for businesses
Wondering how the potential for changes in tax law could affect year-end tax planning for your business? Join our tax experts for this webinar as they point you in the right direction.
Ryan Defer
Webinar December 07, 2017 60 min watch Upcoming
Finding the right balance: Year-end tax planning for individuals
Jerry Jonckheere
Webinar December 07, 2017 60 min watch Upcoming
2017 Year-end tax planning: Our top tips for businesses
Jerry Jonckheere
Article October 4, 2017 5 min read
2017 Year-end tax planning: Our top tips for individuals
Jerry Jonckheere
Article October 2, 2017 5 min read

Revenue recognition for architecture and engineering
Watch our deep-dive to ensure your firm is prepared

Ready for change?
Revenue recognition guide for professional services

Professional Services Thought Leadership

  • Equity compensation: 10 tips to get you ready for year end
    Did your company issue equity compensation in 2017? Here are 10 things to consider as you prepare for year-end equity compensation planning.
    David Howell
    Article October 27, 2017 1 min read
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  • Revenue recognition for architecture and engineering firms
    Are you wondering how the new revenue recognition standards will affect your architecture or engineering firm? Join us for a deeper dive into the two steps that will cause the most change for you.
    Kevin Flattery Chris Kassab Andrea Slabinski
    Webinar Sept. 18, 2017 23 min watch
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  • A comprehensive examination of SOC for Cybersecurity
    The AICPA released the SOC for Cybersecurity examination to provide organizations the opportunity to communicate their process for managing cybersecurity threats with a comprehensive risk management program. Our experts discuss how it stacks up to the SOC suite.
    Krystle Beseler Sarah Pavelek
    Article August 30, 2017 4 min read
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  • Having one good CEO isn’t good enough: Here’s what to do if you want your business to last
    The key to seamless transitions, and organizational sustainability, is to find the best candidates (yes, plural) for leadership positions and fully prepare them, long before they assume their new roles. Here are some ideas for identifying your successors.
    Gordon Krater
    Article June 15, 2017 2 min read
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Our clients say

What I like most about working with the accountants and consultants at Plante Moran is the quality of people, and the quality of work they provide. The expertise and diverse knowledge, capabilities, and skill sets at Plante Moran allow them to solve any problem, diffusing complicated matters and presenting practical answers and real-life solutions. I appreciate the continuity in staff we have with Plante Moran. We’re able to work with the same people, year after year, and that really helps to build trust. I trust the accountants and consultants we work with, and I trust their advice. There’s a comfort level there – where we’re able to talk to anyone at the firm, about any issue, from tax, to audit, to general consulting.

Joseph V. Lordon, CPA Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, SmithGroup JJR

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PCI DSS compliance and testing
PCI DSS compliance helps company retain millions of dollars in business and attract new customers.
Case Study April 23, 2017 1 min read

Our Team

We bring top-tier professional service firm experience to our partnership with each client, sharing best practices and strategies. We have over 350 industry specialists who understand the unique opportunities and challenges you face and provide customized, practical solutions to grow your bottom line.

We’re actively involved in professional associations, advocacy groups, and events that executives, lenders, and dealmakers look to for insight about critical industry issues, ensuring you benefit from timely advice, scaled specifically to your firm. With deep industry expertise and exceptional client service, we’ll work hard to become your trusted advisor.