Our Services for Businesses
To view and download brief descriptions of our business valuation and forensic accounting projects:
Deriving the value of a business for purchase or sale, adding shareholders, litigation, succession planning, financing arrangements, estate and gift planning, and charitable contributions.
Bonus Structures, Gain Sharing, Profit Sharing, and Commission Program
Designing for the most appropriate measure(s) of success and structure to capture relevant data.
Litigation Support Consulting
Assisting attorneys in analyzing claims, financial damages and developing strategies.
Performance Based Compensation Systems
Designing compensation systems that assure the congruence of individual employee goals with overall corporate goals.
Expert Witness Services
Witnesses recognized by the court to render opinions as to accounting and financial matters.
Cost Cutting for Budgeting
Determining the optimum measure of fixed and variable overhead allocation and correlating that with direct costs to best assign costs to assure break-even and maximizing the marginal contribution to fixed costs and profit.
Fraud Prevention and Detection
Detecting the existence and amount of fraud and making suggestions as ti how to minimize the risk thereof.
Determining a vision and strategy along with identifying projects to help achieve business goals.
Internal Design and Review
Designing controls to minimize the risk of errors and misappropriation.
Using financial models to identify the most profitable choices among various pieces of equipment and/or systems being considered.
Internal Management and Reporting Systems
Systems designed for use in managing the operations of a business, as opposed to external financial reporting.
Cost Accounting Systems
Systems designed to measure costs to provide services and to manufacture products, whether using process costing or job costing.
Assuring that performance measurements are congruent with overall goals of management and owners.
Cash Flow Improvements
Identifying the inhibitors of good cash flow and recommending the corrective actions and the reporting thereon.
Credit and Collection Policies and Procedures
Developing procedures for retail, wholesale, manufacturing, and service organizations.
Organization Policy and Procedures
Differentiating between a business’s formal organizations, informal organization, giving recognition to concept found in industrial psychology and industrial sociology.
Business Succession Planning
Methods to help a company grow over time with multiple generations of management and ownership.
Family Business Planning
Business succession planning with the additional complication of the emotional ties of the family.
Business Continuity Planning
Surviving or getting a business “back on its feet” after natural disasters, man made casualties, and bankruptcy reorganization.
Product/Services Pricing Analysis
How to determine the cost and required markups to reach corporate goals for return on investment within the confines of the market place.
Financing and Raising Capital
Choosing among alternatives and/or combinations thereof to raise capital from among borrowing (short and long term), investors, and/or government programs.
Asset Cost Segregation
Analysis of building costs to identify deemed building components that might well constitute equipment and be, therefore subject to faster depreciation and amortization for tax purposes.
Job Costing System
Determining how to capture costs to facilitate accurate profit measurements.
Project Cost Estimating Systems
How to identify cost components, estimate costs, and the profitability of projects.
Forms of Business Alternatives
Selecting and/or changing to the form of business entity that best maximizes costs and the profitability of projects.
Determining was to restructure a business, or a group thereof, to increase profit through tools like spin-offs, split-ups, and/or consolidation.
Management Company Design
Constructing a management company where common ownership exists in several companies and the common ownership has management and operational roles to play in one or more of the subject companies, with the goal of tax optimization.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Choosing the appropriate structure for mergers, acquisitions, and/or spin-offs or split-ups, relative to short and long term corporate owner goals.
Kern and Company business specialists are ready to speak with your organization about any of our listed service capabilities.