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Industry Focus

To provide the best advice and guidance to a client, it’s important to us to understand the context, drivers and issues that impact our client’s business. By working with select industries, we can begin immediately to provide a set of best practices for your business. RKE made a strategic decision to focus on the following industries so we can exceed our client’s expectations and keep them abreast of the latest trends and developments in the industry.

Advertising and Marketing

RKE provides compliance and consulting services to a number of companies in the advertising and marketing arena. This industry vertical has a distinct set of accounting, tax and financial requirements. These often include issues related to appropriate categorization and recording of media buys, revenue recognition, tracking pre-paid expenses and reimbursements, independent contractors as opposed to employee classifications and business operating efficiency challenges. Our in-depth experience with this industry gives us the know-how to ensure we handle issues such as these accurately and effectively and we’re identifying the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them.

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Aerospace

RKE has experience working with a variety of aerospace entities from start-ups to well-established companies looking to expand their operations. In addition to assurance and tax compliance services, we provide specialized consulting services related to long-term contracts, entity structuring and state tax credits and incentives. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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Apparel

RKE services a large number of entities operating in the apparel and related accessories industry. We have extensive experience working with manufacturers, wholesalers, importers and distributors. Our firm recognizes the specific needs of this industry and positions itself as a leader through client-driven innovation and superior customer service. We’re well versed with the complex financial and operational challenges facing companies within this industry. We have a committed team of professionals that focus exclusively on apparel manufacturing and distribution companies to ensure they’re identifying the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. As former manufacturing executives, owners and operators, our advisors have real-world experience that translates into practical solutions. Dedicating personnel to this industry provides companies with a knowledge base unsurpassed by competitors and conveys a commitment that RKE has to this industry.

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Construction Services

RKE professionals have extensive experience servicing the construction industry, and our clients represent the major segments of the industry, including general contractors, specialty trade subcontractors, building material suppliers and architectural firms. Our experience with construction contractors gives us insight into the issues affecting this industry. From understanding the percentage of completion method of accounting and alternative minimum tax adjustments, identifying tax incentives, deductions, and credits, to assisting companies in securing financing, we provide the full scope of specialized accounting, consulting and tax services to this complex industry.

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Engineering

RKE’s skilled financial experts have years of experience in providing accounting, tax and consulting services to those in the engineering profession. We understand the unique challenges that engineering practices face. As our clients’ trusted advisors, we work with them throughout the year to evaluate the firm’s performance and to ensure we meet their financial needs. Because we cater to the specific requirements of the engineering industry, we can develop a customized plan to help companies measure up to, or even exceed, industry benchmarks. We work together with each client to understand the nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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Food and Beverages

RKE professionals know all aspects of the food and beverage industry. Our clients represent each segment of the supply chain, including manufacturers, processors, packaging, importers, specialty products, ethnic foods, distributors, retailers and restaurants. Our professionals have extensive experience with a broad range of services from audit, tax consulting, transaction services to specialized financing services for this industry. We continually identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to our food and beverage clients’ needs while adhering to the strict guidelines and rules prevalent in the industry.

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Health and Beauty

RKE has clients in the health and beauty industries ranging from manufacturers, wholesalers and importers to franchisors, franchisees and salons. Our expertise within this industry enables us to provide companies with high-value tax, assurance and consulting services. We work together with each client to understand the nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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High Net-Worth Individuals

RKE’s client base consists of owners of closely held businesses, entrepreneurs, high net-worth individuals and families. We have a committed team of professionals who can help you understand your financial outlook and analyze strategies to realize your long-term goals and objectives. Whether structuring buy-sell agreements, estimating cash flow from a business opportunity, assessing the potential value of a new venture, our clients have the security of knowing they have a team of qualified specialists by their side. As a high net-worth individual, wealth management, estate planning and charitable giving are activities that require strategy and planning. At RKE, we can help you identify and mitigate the risks inherent in achieving your financial goals.

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Hospitality

RKE professionals have extensive experience servicing a wide array of entities in the hospitality industry, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and travel and tourism-related businesses. Our experts know the important issues and challenges affecting the hospitality industry. We work together with each client to understand the nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to increase efficiency, profitability and the bottom line. We’ll also recommend strategies to promote our clients’ financial security and plan for financial peace of mind.

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Leasing and Financing

RKE works with a range of entities in the banking and equipment leasing industries. Our industry-trained professionals assist companies by providing equipment lease portfolio management, assurance, and tax and management advisory services. We work together with each client to understand the nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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Manufacturing and Distribution

RKE’s client base includes a significant number of manufacturing and distribution companies. We have a committed team of professionals who focus exclusively on manufacturing and distribution companies to ensure they’re identifying the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. As former manufacturing executives, owners and operators, our advisors have real-world experience that translates into practical solutions. Dedicating personnel to this industry provides companies with a knowledge base unsurpassed by competitors and conveys our commitment to this industry.

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Medical and Healthcare

RKE provides accounting, tax and healthcare consulting services to long-term care facilities, clinics, physician practices, dental practices and other types of medical providers. Our professionals have the expertise to offer a variety of strategic solutions designed to address the specific needs of the healthcare industry. We work together with each client to understand the nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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Multinational Businesses

As international businesses continue to expand so too do the complexities they face with ambiguous, inconsistent and ever-changing tax rules. For example, transfer pricing, the process by which companies set arm’s-length prices for cross-border transactions within a corporate group, can be difficult to successfully manage and yet the potential upside far exceeds its complexities. RKE understands not only the tax rules on American multinational companies but also foreign tax rules, and the possible outcomes of their interaction. Further, RKE can assist organizations maximize the impact of key trends and challenges facing multinational businesses.

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Not-for-Profit Organizations

RKE works with not-for-profit organizations of all sizes, as we help organizations and foundations assess financial performance, including operational and endowment performance, and evaluate and implement practices to improve corporate governance and accountability to achieve financial and philanthropic objectives. RKE works with entities in seeking opportunities to improve organizational efficiency and mitigate risks by assessing their internal controls and leveraging governance. RKE provides tax and advisory services to organizations and foundations with our team of dedicated professionals with deep expertise of the not-for-profit industry. Dedicating personnel to this industry provides companies with a knowledge base and hands-on services needed to navigate the challenges not-for-profits continually face.

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Professional Services and Staffing

RKE knows what it takes to run a successful professional services firm since it has faced many of the same challenges. Our skilled professionals understand your practice from both a service and a business operations perspective. It represents a variety of professional service firms, including IT staffing, recruiting, security, lawyers and computer and systems consultants. We work together with each client to understand the unique nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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Professional Athletes

An athlete’s focus doesn’t necessarily include financial planning, let alone tax strategy. It’s important that RKE meets with these clients and get them involved with their finances from the start. An athlete’s career can be unpredictable, and our goal is to focus on their short- and long-term tax implications. RKE can advise them during contract negotiations with regard to the wide-ranging tax effects. By reviewing the contract and focusing on the client’s best interest, we can add value through our services. In addition, we are also there to assist with estate planning, asset protection, tax compliance, offshore investments in an effort to keep them financially secure in the years to come while allowing them to focus on their craft. In order to help extend the life of their careers, RKE can aid in generating lasting value by providing advantageous tax solutions.

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Real Estate

RKE has worked with residential and commercial developers, investors, real estate management companies and real estate agents. We recognize that every real estate investment is different. We work together with each client to understand their investment goals and strategies. Our expertise of the real estate industry enables us to meet the specific needs of the client by developing effective tax strategies, structuring and financing developments or projects, and providing cash flow and profitability analysis that can help our clients improve operational efficiency, maximize profitability and cash flow and minimize their tax burden.

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Retail

RKE works with retailers of all sizes, from brick and mortar shops to e-commerce businesses to established chain stores seeking opportunities to improve competitiveness and profitability. Through our work with retail businesses, we have discovered the best practices for success, and we share these experiences with our clients. Whether it’s organizing systems, helping obtain financing or minimizing taxes, we find creative ways to help grow a business and expand into new markets and locations. To remain competitive, retailers must remain extremely focused on operations, mitigate risk throughout the entire organization and tirelessly reduce operating costs. We have a committed team of professionals that focuses exclusively on retailers who ensure they’re identifying the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Dedicating personnel to this industry provides companies with a knowledge base unsurpassed by competitors and conveys a commitment that RKE has to this industry.

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Technology

RKE services a number of technology clients in a variety of areas, including biotechnology, communications, e-business, hardware, information technology, security, software and storage. RKE service professionals have extensive experience working with a wide range of issues that the technology industry faces, including revenue recognition, inventory valuation and obsolescence, debt and equity financings, IFRS and fair value accounting. With an understanding of the complex issues technology companies face, our professionals possess the experience to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available for tax planning and compliance, audit and assurance services, to industry specific consulting.

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Transportation

RKE’s client base includes a variety of trucking and logistic companies. Labor costs, operational inefficiencies, capital investment and structure, as well as risk management are continuing challenges for trucking and logistics organizations. Our expertise in this area allows us to provide specialized services to our transportation and trucking entities related to fuel taxes, state registration processes, buy/lease analyses, depreciation/capitalization rules, nexus and state and local tax issues and financial reporting. We work together with each client to understand the unique nature of each business’ needs to identify the available tax incentives, deductions and credits available to them. Our critical analysis and practical solutions will identify business trends and opportunities for growth and help improve operational efficiency and profitability.

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