Frazier & Deeter, a nationally ranked public accounting and advisory firm, announced today that Bill Godshall, Audit Partner, and J.R. Miller, Tax Partner, have been named the co-chairs of the firm’s Manufacturing & Distribution Practice.
“We are excited to have Bill and J.R. leading this important industry group,” said Seth McDaniel, Frazier & Deeter’s National Managing Partner. “Their leadership will help us better meet the needs of our Manufacturing & Distribution clients around the globe as we help them adapt to evolving requirements and opportunities.”
Frazier & Deeter serves Manufacturing & Distribution clients across the globe, ranging from small, privately held companies to global Fortune 1000 entities.
“We recognized the need for an industry leadership structure that spans all of our markets and service lines to facilitate training and thought leadership,” said Godshall. “Our Manufacturing & Distribution leaders are highly experienced professionals from across the firm with a shared interest in proactively supporting our clients as they grow.”
“Manufacturing, distribution and other inventory intensive businesses have unique needs,” added Miller. “Expanding our leadership team will help us ensure we proactively identify and respond to issues that impact Manufacturing & Distribution clients, as the industry continues to evolve.”
Godshall, an Audit Partner and the leader of the firm’s Public Company Audit Practice, works with manufacturing, distribution and energy clients across the U.S. Godshall, who was formerly an Inspection Leader for the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, also serves as the firm’s Assurance Quality Control Partner. He has 20+ years of experience with accounting and reporting topics common to Manufacturing & Distribution entities, including revenue recognition, inventory costing, foreign exchange and business combinations. In addition, Godshall has extensive experience with SEC reporting and derivatives, leases and foreign company accounting issues.
Miller, a Tax Partner with over 25+ years of experience, serves both U.S. and Global companies with a focus on manufacturing, distribution and retail. J.R. provides transaction advisory, structuring and consulting services to many of his clients. He works with his clients in structuring their businesses to minimize taxes across both U.S. and Global tax jurisdictions. J.R. also assists clients with specific tax strategies and methods of accounting to help minimize income taxes, including allowable tax methods of inventory accounting, R&D tax credits for new technologies and improved processes, state and local tax incentives for new and growing companies, IC-Discs for export companies and cost segregation studies for added depreciation deductions to name a few. In addition he has successfully navigated many of his client through complicated IRS audits, Private Letter Ruling requests and Voluntary Disclosure Agreements.
Frazier & Deeter’s services include Inventory Accounting & Management, International Supply Chain Support, Process & Operational Efficiencies, Accounting Advisory, Financial Statement Audit, Transaction Advisory, International Tax Planning, and Research & Development Tax Credits, among others.
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Frazier & Deeter has been named one of the Top Accounting Firms to Work For and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been repeatedly named a Best of the Best CPA firm by INSIDE Public Accounting and a Top Firm for Women by The Accounting MOVE project.