BDO United States

BDO United States

Alphonse FerraraR&CP Practice Leader(212) 885-8000 - email
   
David BerlinerBDOC Partner, New York(212) 885-8347 - email
Stephen FerraraAssurance Partner, Chicago(312) 616-4683 - email
Doug HartAssurance Partner, San Francisco(415) 490-3314 - email
Issy KottonAssurance Partner, Los Angeles(310) 557-8266 - email
Alan SellittiAssurance Partner, New York(212) 885-8000 - email
Ted VaughanAssurance Partner, Dallas(214) 665-0752 - email

The past few years have been a turbulent time for retail and consumer product companies. As the retail industry continues to transform to keep pace with changing consumer behaviors and a crowded market of online and niche retailers, remaining competitive will be a constant challenge. Complicating matters, retailers must also manage supplier and inventory concerns that have resulted from pricing pressures due to rising commodity costs.

BDO’s Retail and Consumer Products practice helps clients navigate these challenges to improve financial and operational results, identify new opportunities and grow. Our seasoned professionals provide assurance, tax and consulting services, drawing upon a depth of retail industry experience serving a wide range of clients from brick-and-mortar to e-commerce companies, across the consumer products, franchise, food & beverage and restaurant sectors.

Beyond traditional audit, tax and consulting work, some of the specific ways BDO can help retail and consumer product companies include:

Consulting
  • Analysis of markdowns and margins
  • Bankruptcy services
  • Business performance improvement
  • Business plan evaluation
  • Construction period interest
  • Cybercrime response and claim quantification
  • Discontinued operations
  • Dispute resolution
  • Enterprise software solutions and data analytics
  • Gift cards
  • Interim management
  • Liquidity management
  • Litigation services
  • Performance improvement
  • Restructuring services
Accounting
  • Internal audit
  • IPO services
  • Risk advisory
  • Sarbanes-Oxley services and compliance
  • SEC reporting
Tax
  • Asset impairments
  • Charitable contributions
  • E-commerce accounting
  • Goodwill impairment
  • Inventory valuation
  • Lease accounting
  • Multistate retail tax services
  • Property taxes
  • R&D tax credits
  • Realization of deferred tax
  • Sales and use taxes
  • Segment reporting
  • State and local income
  • Unclaimed property