Accounting, Audit & Related Attestation Services

Owners of privately held businesses want to focus on their core business, not on their books. They also prefer to avoid surprises relating to their organization. Bederson’s expert audit and attestation professionals provide independent financial reporting to comply with the latest professional standards. We provide reliable and responsive services including:

  • Audit, Review and Compilation Services
  • Audits under Yellow Book and OMB-133
  • Audits of Employee Benefit Plans
  • Peer Reviews
  • Review of Internal Controls
  • Budgeting and Forecasting
  • Agreed-Upon Procedures

Bederson is a member of certain AICPA quality centers and is peer-reviewed under the oversight of the National Peer Review Program, administered by the AICPA every three years. Our most recent peer review report, in which we received the highest possible rating, is available on the AICPA’s website.

Business Planning & Advisory Services

Efficient business planning is the key to smooth sailing.

Too many business owners use intuition and guesswork to make strategic decisions. Our trained professionals assist with the design of customized systems that offer evidence-based, quantitative support for important decisions about integrated budgeting, cash flow, debt covenant, and other issues that can propel a business’ growth.

We make sure the business’ goal or mission is well defined and on course by analyzing the strategies that are being used to meet those goals. We help guide our clients in making important decisions vital to the growth of their business and help them drive their businesses into the future by providing analyses and an understanding of:

  • Budgets, Projections and Forecasting
  • Financing and Recapitalization
  • Insurance Options and Planning
  • Business Valuations
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Intangible Assets and Intellectual Property Issues
  • Management Structure and Succession Planning
  • Gift and Estate Planning

 

QuickBooks Support

For millions of small businesses, QuickBooks is the de facto standard financial software. Bederson experts can help you to get the most of your accounting software system so you can maximize your financial analysis and reporting capabilities using key QuickBooks modules including accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and inventory, in addition to credit card and other useful features.

 

Succession Planning

Bederson is expertly equipped to provide guidance in the creation of a customized exit or succession strategy. With proper planning, we can help protect a greater portion of your assets and diminish the tax burden.

We work closely with clients on small and large matters, helping to minimize risk and maximize revenues and profits. Clients look to our highly trained professionals for advice, skills and our access to advanced technology that helps them gain deeper insights that lead to successful outcomes.

Tax Compliance & Planning

Income, estate and other tax compliance is getting more complex, and the trend does not look like it’s getting less burdensome. Bederson professionals have sound tax compliance and planning expertise to ensure our clients meet federal, state and local tax filing and disclosure requirements.

Our highly skilled professional team includes Certified Financial Planners (CFP), Masters in Taxation (MST) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) who explore new and emerging opportunities to minimize your business and personal tax obligations.

We help our clients achieve optimal outcomes with:

  • Federal, State and Local Income Tax Planning
  • State, Local, Sales and Use Tax Compliance
  • Client Representation with Federal, State and Local Tax Authorities
  • Development and Implementation of Estate and Financial Plans
  • Employment Tax
  • Depreciation and Amortization Evaluation
  • Tax Research and Consultation

International Tax Compliance & Advisory

Multinational interests require tax advice that spans the globe. From assistance with offshore voluntary disclosure compliance, foreign tax credit planning, reporting and related compliance disclosures for multi-national organizations, Bederson provides experience and insight to minimize liabilities and offer a sense of security.

  • Voluntary Disclosure Programs
  • Reporting of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)
  • Foreign and Domestic Trust Reporting
  • US Beneficiary Reporting of Transactions with Foreign Trusts
  • Expat US Tax Compliance
  • Non-resident US Tax Compliance
  • US Compliance and Reporting of Foreign-owned Entities

Business Valuation

Bederson’s expertise in performing business valuations along with our reputation for objectivity has earned us the trust of many business owners, courts, attorneys, banks and others. We realize that every business has its own unique circumstances. Whether you are in involved in estate planning, shareholder disputes, divorce proceedings or negotiations, knowing the value of your assets is critical to the decision-making process. Business valuation is not only about valuing companies, it is also about using valuation as a tool for making better business decisions. It is a complex process requiring sophisticated analytic skill and a sound understanding of economic principles. Business valuation should be performed by experienced professionals who are accustomed to dealing with the following issues:

  •          Buy-Sell Agreements
  •          Gift and Estate Taxes
  •          Bankruptcy & Insolvency
  •          Mergers & Acquisitions
  •          Matrimonial Litigation

In addition to our highly trained staff’s experience in these areas, we have earned accreditation as Certified Pubic Accountants as well as Certified Valuation Analysts. Keeping current on ever-changing tax laws, each of our valuation professionals has a keen understanding of the economic trends, specific industry issues and other financial factors that can impact the value of a business.

Forensic Accounting & Litigation Services

Forensics is a highly specialized area, so it’s important to have an experienced and knowledgeable team in your corner. Bederson has extensive courtroom experience and credentials, including advanced designations such as CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner), CIRA (Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisor), ABV (Accredited in Business Valuation), CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics) and CVA (Certified Valuation Analyst). Our practitioners hold leadership positions in professional organizations dedicated to these disciplines.

We were one of the first accounting firms in New Jersey to establish a specialty in litigation services. We know the discovery process well and have provided expert witness testimony in many state and federal court cases. Bederson’s courtroom and forensic abilities have earned the firm special recognition by the FBI for work on one of the largest bankruptcy/fraud cases in New Jersey history. We have been named to the “Best of” class by the readers of the New Jersey Law Journal every year since 2012 for our forensic, litigation, bankruptcy, matrimonial, business, economic damages and corporate investigations services.

For decades, attorneys and business owners have trusted Bederson for matters involving:

  • ADR
  • Corporate Disputes
  • Damages
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Insurance Claims
  • Interrogatories and Depositions
  • Investigation and Documentation of Defalcations
  • Matrimonial Consulting
  • Professional Liability
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Strategy Development
  • Valuations
  • Turnarounds and Workouts

Insolvency & Reorganization Services

Those who face or represent entities that face insolvency and reorganization need access to knowledgeable financial and specialized tax advice. Bederson’s financial professionals have a standout track record advising on insolvency, reorganization and valuations.

Our experts have decades of experience in turnarounds and workouts, providing accounting, tax and other assistance to creditors’ committees, debtors, trustees as well as acting as court-appointed examiners, mediators, fiscal agents, receivers and other fiduciaries. Our record of effecting optimal outcomes for our clients in this highly specialized area has earned Bederson a trusted reputation in insolvency and reorganization matters.

In addition to handling all aspects of turnaround and workouts, we are experienced:

  • Accountants and Financial Advisors to Creditors’ Committees
  • Accountants and Financial Advisors to Debtors
  • Accountants and Financial Advisors to Trustees
  • Accountants and Financial Advisors to Assignees for the Benefit of Creditors
  • Court-appointed Examiners
  • Court-appointed Mediators and Arbitrators
  • Court-appointed Fiscal Agents, Receivers and Other Fiduciaries
  • Turnaround Consultants

Bederson was one of the first firms in New Jersey to develop a specialization in insolvency and litigation services. In addition to being Certified Public Accountants, our insolvency professionals have earned advanced designations that include CFF (Certified in Financial Forensics), CFE (Certified Fraud Examiner) and CIRA (Certified Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors). Our partners hold leadership positions in the very professional associations that accredit these specializations.

In 2017, we were named to M&A Advisor’s annual winners list in the Chapter 11 Reorganization (Over $25MM to 100MM) category for our work on EZ Mailing Services et. als.
Our insolvency group also received recognition from the FBI for work on one of the biggest bankruptcyfraud cases in New Jersey history. Every year since 2012 we have been voted “Best of” by readers of the New Jersey Law Journal for our work in bankruptcy, forensic accounting, litigation services, valuations, business accounting, and more.

Turnaround Consulting Services

At Bederson, we understand the difficulty of navigating your business through economic downturns and shifts in the marketplace. For many businesses, continuing on a course that at one time brought profitability may at another time, jeopardize the very life of the company.

Our turnaround group is well trained in listening intently to our clients with the goal of truly understanding the nuances of their business. We are goal-oriented and develop customized and guided turnaround plans that return our clients to profitability by decreasing costs, stabilizing cash flow, restructuring financials and redefining strategic business objectives.

We have decades of turnaround experience solving complex business issues and developing growth strategies that foster renewal of liquidity. We understand the difficulties associated with change and help guide our clients as their organizations move to a healthy new stage of operation.