Cerini & Associates understands the challenges and opportunities that manufacturers face today. Rising labor and overhead costs, especially in the New York metropolitan area, have made it much more difficult to maintain viable margins which has caused many local manufacturers to consider overseas outsourcing. We have helped our manufacturing clients grow and prosper through the implementation of appropriate cost accounting principles and methodologies, along with our general business savvy and experience in the manufacturing sector.
What Sets Cerini & Associates Apart:
Working as a resource: We help our clients fully analyze their production cycle by gaining an understanding of their business’ nature and operations in order to determine if they are allocating labor and overhead costs appropriately. To truly be a resource, we work with our clients to make sure they have the data necessary to make intelligent decisions throughout every step of the production cycle.
Understanding appropriate production models/projections: When it comes to inventory, too much means wasted costs, while too little means lost revenues. Either way, profitability is impacted. We work with our clients to develop appropriate production models/projections to determine the right level of inventory to produce. We can also assist in developing new distribution channels to sell-off slow-moving or unproductive inventory.
Consultation: We also offer consultation services to manufacturing clients on a wide variety of subjects. We have helped our clients by assisting them in the development of pricing models based on capacity utilization, and whether it is profitable and sensible to increase or decrease production capacity. We want our clients operating as profitably as possible. This may mean that attention needs to be paid to the option of outsourcing certain processes and production overseas or out of state. We help our clients explore all possibilities with regards to outsourcing and help them to develop an optimal blend of in-house and outsourced operations.
We also ensure that the proper controls, testing, monitoring, and oversight is performed when areas of business are outsourced to various locations. This helps to reduce inventory shrinkage.
Cerini & Associates takes the time to listen to each and every one of its clients to form a unique mixture of services to properly meet their every need. If you feel like we can help your business, please do not hesitate to contact us today with any questions you may have.
MEET THE TEAM
I am pleased to be represented by the team at Cerini & Associates, LLP. I have dealt with several members of their team but mostly spend my time with Ed McWilliams, CPA, one of the senior tax managers. Ed really runs “point” on our account and further I feel he is not only extremely knowledgeable, but diligent and responsive to our needs. From the most trivial letter we receive from the state about this-or-that to the larger picture of our overall cash-flow and planning, I know that Ed and the entire team understands our goals and has our back.
Without hesitation, I confidently recommend Cerini as an accountant and strategic partner. If the time comes for you to consider another accountant, I would strongly suggest that Cerini should be on your “short-list” of firms to interview. Continued success and wealth!
We have a great personal relationship with C&A. We receive great tax research help from Tim McHale, and find that someone is always available for a reply. The staff works effectively with our bankers, bonding and brokers to handle any questions regarding financials/tax returns.