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Brandon Vahl, CPA, CFE

Brandon Vahl, CPA, CFE

Author's details

Name: Brandon Vahl, CPA, CFE
Date registered: January 22, 2013

Email: bvahl@orba.com
Website: http://www.orba.com
LinkedIN: www.linkedin.com/in/brandonvahl

Biography

Brandon has been with ORBA since 2003. He manages audits, reviews and monthly accounting engagements for numerous closely-held businesses, including technology companies, professional service providers, manufacturers, distributors, non-profit organizations and clients in a variety of other industries.

Latest posts

  1. Accelerating Depreciation Deductions: A Cost Segregation Study May Reduce Taxes — October 31, 2016
  2. Does Your Business Have a Valid Buy-Sell Agreement in Place? — November 10, 2015
  3. Wage Increases: Look Before You Leap — February 16, 2015
  4. Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Fall 2014 — December 22, 2014
  5. The Ins and Outs of Restaurant Employee Compensation Law — September 8, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Accelerating Depreciation Deductions: A Cost Segregation Study May Reduce Taxes — 1 comment

Author's posts listings

2016
Oct 31

Accelerating Depreciation Deductions: A Cost Segregation Study May Reduce Taxes

Businesses that acquire, construct or substantially improve a building may want to consider a cost segregation study. These studies combine accounting and engineering techniques to identify building costs that are properly allocable to tangible personal property rather than real property. The result may allow businesses to accelerate depreciation deductions, thus reducing taxes and boosting cash flow. This article details how a cost segregation study works.

2015
Nov 10

Does Your Business Have a Valid Buy-Sell Agreement in Place?

Owners of manufacturing and distribution companies are often so focused on the here and now that planning for future catastrophes may fall through the cracks, especially if the owners are young and healthy. However, operating without a valid buy-sell agreement is like driving without car insurance. Failure to execute an agreement or to update an… Continue reading »

2015
Feb 16

Wage Increases: Look Before You Leap

A recent Gallup poll shows that roughly three-quarters of Americans support a minimum wage increase. Factories and warehouses tend to employ a large number of entry-level and low-wage workers. If you are considering a wage increase for your hourly workers, this blog offers some important questions to factor into your decision.

2014
Dec 22

Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter – Fall 2014

ORBA’s Manufacturing and Distribution Group Newsletter is a quarterly publication focused on effective manufacturing and distribution management. The Fall 2014 issue includes two articles, Look Who Tops the 2014 Fraud List and Reshoring – A Growing Phenomenon?

2014
Sep 08

The Ins and Outs of Restaurant Employee Compensation Law

It is vital that restaurant owners be familiar with state and federal employee laws, including those pertaining to minimum wage, tips and overtime. This blog covers a few guiding principles of employer responsibilities which every restaurant owner should be familiar with, or alternatively have a consultant on stand-by for verification.

2014
May 13

Sunny Outlook for Distributors

The U.S. warehousing and distribution industry is about to get a whole lot faster, bigger and leaner, according to a recent survey by a telecommunications consulting firm. Yet, as this article explains, many distributors might not take full advantage of this trend because they are decidedly low-tech when it comes to inventory management and other day-to-day operations. Even though the survey indicates that many plan to beef up their technology, they are also planning to reduce their employee-training time. But this could be a costly mistake.

2014
Jan 16

Knowledge is Power

You are constantly looking to best your competition, right? And your strategy to achieve this likely involves looking internally. What can you do to improve your products and services and, ultimately, attract new customers? But does your strategy also call for looking externally? If not, it should. Gathering competitive intelligence can help provide strategic insights into your rivals’ future plans.

2013
Jan 22

Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter – Winter 2012

Welcome to ORBA’s Manufacturing & Distribution Group Newsletter, a quarterly publication focused on effective businesses management for the manufacturers and distributors. This quarter’s newsletter includes two articles. The first article examines the various financing options available through the Small Business Administration (SBA) to help manufacturers and distributors grow their companies. The second article covers the increase in the U.S. oil supply and a little-known law entitled the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act.