Certified Public Accountants & Business Advisors

Services

Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison offers a wide range of services that help you make sound business decisions, navigate today's changing marketplace, and operate with peace of mind knowing that you have effectively planned for your future and the future of your business.

Contact Brantley Janson for assistance with the services listed below:


Accounting Services

Audit Services

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. Audits differ from reviews and compilations, as they are an intensive examination of your company's systems and records providing the highest level of assurance.

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Cash Flow & Budgeting Analysis

A business can be profitable and still run into trouble due to cash flow issues. We can forecast and evaluate your company's financial condition, estimate financing requirements, and track cash-flow sources and uses.

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Financial Forecasts & Projections

Forecasting is a necessity when trying to effectively manage and lead a business to profitability. From simple projections to complex financial modeling, our experienced staff can assist you in achieving your company's financial goals.

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Financial Statements

We can assist you in the preparation of your financial statements in accordance with professional standards, but express no opinion or any other form of assurance on the underlying information included in them. The financial statements produced can be a useful tool for management for making financial decisions.

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Reviews & Compilations

We view our role in the financial reporting process as an opportunity to provide constructive solutions for maximizing your company's profitability and efficiency. We provide financial reporting on two levels of assurance:

  • Review - some analytical procedures conducted with limited assurance
  • Compilation - based upon client information provided and used primarily for internal use.

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Tax Services

Tax Planning

Tax planning is an essential element of the tax preparation process. By making tax planning part of your overall business strategy, you can use our experience and access to the most current new developments in the tax laws to minimize both your current and future tax liabilities.

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Tax Preparation

Our significant investment in computerized tax preparation and research software enables us to accurately and efficiently prepare returns for various types of entities including individuals, corporations, partnerships, trusts, estates, and not-for-profit organizations.

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Estate & Trust Tax Preparation

Effective estate and gift planning facilitates the orderly transfer of assets to your beneficiaries, provides security for your surviving spouse, and can reduce or eliminate the tax due on the transfer of your business and other assets. For business owners, providing for business continuity and succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the complex process of getting your financial affairs in order.

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IRS Representation

During our years of experience dealing with many taxing authorities, we have achieved a level of competence that can ensure our clients they are being properly represented before the various federal and state tax agencies.

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Consulting Services

Business Entity Selection

Choosing the form of entity of your business (e.g. "S" corporation, sole proprietor, limited liability company) is a crucial decision that can have longstanding tax implications, positive or negative. We can assist you in evaluating the pros and cons of each entity type to help you determine the most advantageous form of business for your company.

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Business Succession Planning

Effective coordination of the transition of your business to your successors is critical to ensure its continued success once you decide to remove yourself from the company's day to day operations. With a solid background in tax and other financial matters, we are fully qualified to address the complex issues of business continuation and can assist you in developing a strategically sound plan.

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Buying & Selling a Business

Structuring the purchase or sale of a business properly is a critical step in the process of buying or selling a business. Our competent staff has experience to guide you through the acquisition/disposition process by addressing such issues as cash flow analysis and tax considerations.

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Other Services

Bookkeeping/Write-Up

Meaningful, well-organized financial records ensure that your business operations will run more efficiently on a daily basis and are the foundation of a successful business. Our qualified staff can assist you with the day-to-day tasks associated with bookkeeping.

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Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor ®

We are a Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor ®. We can assist you in QuickBooks ® Setup, Training, and Reporting.

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Payroll Services

As a business grows, it must hire more employees, which can result in increased payroll administration. We can assist you in implementing the controls necessary to ensure a reliable, efficient, and effective payroll system. Our firm can also help you develop a payroll system and prepare all necessary payroll tax returns in a timely manner.

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Restaurant Services

In today's restaurant market, rents and labor costs are on the rise and competition for customers is increasing. The challenge to every operator is to develop a competitive advantage and grow profitably without sacrificing quality or reputation. Brantley Janson has dedicated resources and services to help operators answer that very challenge. We help independent operators effectively manage their finances, increase their profitability, and turn their concepts into empires. The accounting and restaurant consulting services of Brantley Janson are tailored to meet the needs of today's restauranteur. • Compilation, review or audit of financial statements • Internal control evaluations • Employee incentive programs • Comparative industry analysis • Profitability analysis • Cost segregation studies • Tax compliance and planning • Cash flow management • Budgets, forecasts & projections • Strategic tax & business planning • Multi-unit concept development • Lease negotiations • Restaurant valuations • Buy/Sell agreements • Shareholder agreements • Bookkeeping services

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Miscellaneous

Not-For-Profit Practice

The successful not-for-profit will be known by its ability to orchestrate a multitude of programs using a limited set of resources. The leadership team (Executive Director, Board, Finance Committee) often looks to external expertise to provide coordination and cohesion, especially in accounting and compliance issues. To meet this need, we have developed a professional practice specifically designed to benefit not-for-profit organizations. Brantley Janson offers experience developed over 30 years of serving the not-for-profit community. Our reputation of prompt, imaginative service is evident in all interactions with your management and Board. C

Contact a Brantley Janson professional to learn how you can benefit from a team that stays abreast of the accounting and compliance issues facing the not-for-profit world.

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Retirement Plan Audit Practice

Employee benefit plan audits are unique and different from traditional audits. They operate in a stand-alone regulatory arena, with demands for investment diversity, liquidity, adequate funding, equitable participation, and testing.

Brantley Janson professionals are skilled and experienced in working with trustees and plan sponsors to better understand your plan and the issues affecting it.

We specialize in employee benefit plan auditing. Whether your plan requires a full scope or limited scope audit, Brantley Janson has professionals trained and experienced to complete your audit.

• Limited scope audit

• Full scope audit

• ERISA compliance

• Trustee communications and presentations

• Consulting on employee communications

• Consulting on data presentation to employees

• Coordination with plan administrator

• Coordination with plan accounting

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Construction and Real Estate Practice

Whether you're a contractor with a specialized trade, a real estate developer, or an investor, you work in a fast-paced business that is highly competitive. Standing still is not an option. Your every decision has urgency and importance, challenging you to maintain profitability and client satisfaction.

Daily you confront the many obstacles to the profitability and success you deserve. Brantley Janson is an advisor who knows your business and your industry. You can rely on us to be your trusted advisor, to help you make the difficult decisions.

Our construction and real estate practice is built on extensive experience with all types of companies in the construction industry. We know your industry, we know your customers, and we eagerly strive to understand you and your company's goals.

We can help you build a solid foundation and construct a solid company. Contact Brantley Janson to learn more about the benefits of our services.

• Audit and accounting services

• Financial, succession, and retirement and trust planning

• Like-kind exchanges

• Merger and acquisition consulting

• Strategic and business planning

• Internal control reviews

• Cost segregation studies

• Operational consulting services

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Dealership Practice

You have designed and developed your dealership to have a unique and recognizable profile. You will want a financial advisor who knows that each decision you make must fit into your plan for success.

Brantley Janson Yost & Ellison offers practical recommendations that generate revenue for your dealership. We can prepare financial statements, deliver tax services, offer counsel on mergers, acquisitions, and entity type decisions, and assist with valuations.

Contact a Brantley Janson professional to learn more about how your dealership can benefit from our services.

• Forecasting and projections

• State and Local tax

• Tax compliance review programs

• Audit and accounting services

• Financial, succession, retirement and trust planning

• Merger and acquisition consulting

• Strategic and business planning

• Internal control reviews

• Cost segregation studies

Brantley Janson is a member of CPA Auto Dealer Consultants, an association of CPAs which service auto and truck dealerships throughout the United States.

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Manufacturing Practice

As an owner of a manufacturing business, you know that margins drive your profits, personnel productivity is paramount, and expense management is crucial. All are a challenge, no matter the economic or regulatory environment. Brantley Janson, as your business advisor, has the practical experience to identify the drivers of your business by using the basics: balance sheet, income statement and cash flow. We have tools to help you manage margins. Our professionals diligently search out methods to increase productivity and effectively manage fixed assets.

Our Manufacturing Practice provides business advisory, financial accounting and tax advisory services to help our clients solve problems and take advantage of opportunities critical to their success.

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