Automotive & Manufacturing


Auto dealerships are unique. You need business advisors who have experience working with dealerships and understand the challenges you face. Our dedicated professionals understand the rapidly changing automotive industry and proactively stay on top of newly developing regulations that affect your business. With your goals in mind, our goal is to be your trusted partner and advisor, so you can focus your business operations.

As an associate member of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association (NCADA), you can trust that we stay current on news and trends affecting the automotive industry.


Our team understands the specific needs of the innovative manufacturing industry. With rapidly improving technology, regulations, and market diversification, our experienced team helps guide clients through strategic and tailored strategies to achieve and surpass desired business goals. Success in this demanding sector is dependent upon swift management decisions, an accurate prediction of future trends and the ability to reduce costs and enhance operational efficiencies.

Some of the services we provide to our Automotive & Manufacturing clients include:

  • Audits, Reviews and Compilations
  • Federal, State and Local Tax Planning and Compliance
  • Financial Statement Preparation
  • Audits of Retirement and Employee Benefit Plans
  • Business Valuations
  • Fraud/Forensic Investigation
  • Multi-State Tax Planning
  • Succession Planning
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Budgeting and Cash Flow Management
  • Estate Planning
  • Outsourced Accounting
  • Internal Control Evaluation and Review
Brian Schepperley

Brian Schepperley


Michael Womble

Michael Womble



3 Key Supply Chain Management Questions for 2022

3 Key Supply Chain Management Questions for 2022

Many supply chain industry pundits would have us believe the situation will worsen — that severe shortages and delays will continue through 2022 and potentially well beyond, and that businesses will be at the mercy of external factors outside of their control. Fortunately, however, manufacturers have options to minimize the impact to their supply chains with a little clarity, discipline, and direction.

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The Rise of Electric Vehicles

The Rise of Electric Vehicles

An integral part of the industry, dealerships are also seeing significant changes, especially as it pertains to EV, which is the focus the rest of this article.

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Navigating the IRS Backlog

Navigating the IRS Backlog

The start of a new tax filing season often brings with it longer hold times with the IRS, as taxpayers and their tax preparers inundate phone lines with questions and concerns. But the 2022 filing season promises to be particularly challenging…

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