Manufacturing and Distribution

Manufacturing and Distribution

Today manufacturers must embrace innovation, advanced technology and continuous improvement to drive profitable growth. Aprio serves the needs of over 300 manufacturers and distributors in Georgia and the Southeast – helping them prepare for what’s next. Moving beyond traditional tax and assurance, we provide a comprehensive suite of strategic services that help clients thrive. From process improvement, information risk management and financial benchmarking to transaction advisory services, retirement planning and outsourced payroll services, we partner with clients to achieve success.

As an integral part of the manufacturing community, Aprio is actively involved in the Georgia Manufacturing Survey, and we founded the manufacturing business forum Next Generation Manufacturing. We leverage our deep industry relationships to align clients with the finance, capital and work force development resources they need to grow.


Tax Planning and Preparation

Effective tax management is the lynchpin for managing profitable business growth and personal wealth. The majority of the financial decisions you make have a direct impact on your taxes, so we leverage our full scope of services to ensure your tax strategy supports your business strategy and financial aspirations.

Financial Assurance

Provide the highest level of assurance to your lenders and key stakeholders through quality financial reporting with a professional opinion that verifies the accuracy of your financial data.

Tax Credits and Incentives

Save money that can be re-invested in your business. Manufacturers can take advantage of many tax credits to save money, such as the Research & Development (R&D) Tax Credit for developing or improving a process or product.

Strategy and Design Services

Achieve measurable bottom-line results and lasting cultural change. We provide leadership development, process improvement methodologies and custom systems and tools that increase your profitability and improve operations. Read More.

Financial Benchmarking

Find out how you stack up against the competition. Our team will provide a benchmark report that looks at your business performance across 60 financial metrics and compares it to your peers.

Transaction Advisory Services

Looking to acquire another manufacturer? Seeking a private equity investment? We can help you ensure return on investment or prepare for a sale by providing financial and tax due diligence.

Information Assurance

Manufacturing companies represent more than 27 percent of companies that suffer cyber espionage attacks. We’ll help you develop a comprehensive risk management program that protects your intellectual property and sensitive data.


Leverage your data to achieve profitable growth. We manage risk and innovate by providing workshops, systems selection and managed services that enable you to turn data into decisions.

International Tax

Minimize your global tax liabilities. Our dedicated international group will help you implement tax strategies that are especially beneficial to manufacturers, such as IC-DISC and transfer pricing studies.

Outsourced Payroll

Annually, U.S. businesses amass about $7 billion in IRS civil penalties due to incorrect reporting, according to Bloomberg BNA. Ensure no mistakes are made and save time by outsourcing your payroll to our tax and accounting experts.

Retirement Planning

Let us help you avoid risk of potential fines by making sure your retirement plan is in compliance with regulatory standards. Our approach reduces administrative time and costs, and provides ongoing coverage across three key plan areas: investments, risk and education. From filing your plan’s tax return to benchmarking and participant education, we ensure your plan remains in lockstep with best practices as regulations and your company continue to evolve.

Private Client Services

Synchronize every aspect of your financial life and gain a big-picture view of your complete financial landscape. Your Aprio advisor will coordinate financial, tax, estate and investment planning to reduce unnecessary tax liabilities, mitigate risks and maximize your returns. Get the best possible advice to advance your financial goals and prepare for what’s next.

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