Industries / Manufacturing & Distribution

If time is money, let’s make sure you’re maximizing both.

Manufacturers and distributors constantly face challenging restrictions that can make or break their business. However, there are extremely profitable, but often overlooked, opportunities that can be taken advantage of. Our team offers clients years of successful experience and knowledge in manufacturing accounting services that result in maximizing profitability and avoiding unnecessary risks. 

The companies operating in the Manufacturing and Distribution sectors face a multitude of issues (operational, regulatory, technological), which can require specialized accounting, tax and advisory expertise. Our experience with small to large, local to international organizations has provided us the background and knowledge to offer solutions to the challenges and assist them to expand on the opportunities that face the industry. We invest ourselves in our client’s business and advise as if it were our own.

How our services are applied to manufacturing and distribution

Financial Reporting & Assurance
  • Audits or reviews for outside credit providers (i.e. Banks), Board of Directors (i.e. audit committee) and/or Shareholder of Member Operating Agreements.

Tax
  • Businesses often have operations in numerous states and outside of the U.S., requiring additional tax and compliance filings. We have prepared filings for activities in all U.S. states as well as for foreign governments.
  • Other specialized tax services that can benefit these entities include studies for Research & Development (R&D) tax credit related to improving a business’ product or production process, cost segregation related to facility acquisitions or improvements and the domestic production activities deduction.
Outsourced Accounting Services
  • Assist with monthly financial statements, check writing, account reconciliation, payroll and sales tax filings. Our team can serve as your back office without having to take on unnecessary costs.
  • Serve as an interim CFO or other supporting accounting personnel for staff transition within an organization.
Forensic Accounting, Litigation and Valuation Services
  • Help you understand the value of your businesses

  • Perform due diligence on potential acquisitions

  • Assist in planning for the transition of ownership to the next generation through sale or estate planning

IT
  • Our IT department can manage the computer, phone and other technology needs, including the design and implementation of facility improvements in these areas (i.e. wiring, equipment procurement/setup/training).

Wilkins Miller consistently provides excellent service, gives sound advice and is always willing to help us hand in hand. They are small enough to build relationships, but big enough to handle all of our needs.

– Tim DeLong

The group at Wilkins Miller is the best. They are always positive, constantly thinking a step ahead and in tune with their customers’ needs. It gives me peace of mind knowing I can count on their guidance and advice.

– Bob Slaughter

Industry Leaders

Brian M. Blakeney, CPA

Partner

Scott Province, CPA

Manager

Sharon C. McMahan, CPA

Manager

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Brian M. Blakeney, CPA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, Brian Blakeney joined the firm in 1994 and was named shareholder in 2004. Brian's industry experience includes municipalities, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, high technology companies, retail businesses, residential and commercial construction, real estate development, manufacturing, oil and gas and automobile dealerships. He also has experience in the corporate audit group of a Fortune 500 Company.

Brian earned a bachelor's degree of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from Auburn University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Auburn football, spending time with his family, exercising and traveling.

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Brian M. Blakeney, CPA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, Brian Blakeney joined the firm in 1994 and was named shareholder in 2004. Brian's industry experience includes municipalities, colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, high technology companies, retail businesses, residential and commercial construction, real estate development, manufacturing, oil and gas and automobile dealerships. He also has experience in the corporate audit group of a Fortune 500 Company.

Brian earned a bachelor's degree of science in business administration with a concentration in finance from Auburn University, and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. In his spare time, he enjoys watching Auburn football, spending time with his family, exercising and traveling.

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Scott Province, CPA

Manager

Scott brings over sixteen years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After joining Wilkins Miller in 2011, he was named manager in 2013. With a bachelor's degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi, Scott specializes in financial reporting and tax compliance for mid-size commercial businesses, employee benefit plans and non-profit organizations. His industry experience includes manufacturers, retirement and health and welfare plans, nonprofit organizations and local governments.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Azalea City Kiwanis Club.

Scott enjoys spending time with his family and actively participating with his church, Chamber of Commerce functions and community organizations.

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Scott Province, CPA

Manager

Scott brings over sixteen years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After joining Wilkins Miller in 2011, he was named manager in 2013. With a bachelor's degree with a concentration in accounting from the University of Southern Mississippi, Scott specializes in financial reporting and tax compliance for mid-size commercial businesses, employee benefit plans and non-profit organizations. His industry experience includes manufacturers, retirement and health and welfare plans, nonprofit organizations and local governments.

He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Azalea City Kiwanis Club.

Scott enjoys spending time with his family and actively participating with his church, Chamber of Commerce functions and community organizations.

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Sharon C. McMahan, CPA

Manager

Sharon brings over twenty years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. Since joining the firm in 1994 and becoming manager in 2005, Sharon has specialized in Alabama film audits, audits of not for profit organizations, HUD entities, real estate and automobile dealerships.

With a bachelor's degree of science in business with a major in finance and a master's degree of accounting from the University of South Alabama, Sharon has invaluable experience in the taxation of individuals, partnerships, corporations, and not for profits She also works in client accounting services including payroll, human resource and general ledger maintenance.

Sharon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, Mardi Gras festivities and traveling.

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Sharon C. McMahan, CPA

Manager

Sharon brings over twenty years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. Since joining the firm in 1994 and becoming manager in 2005, Sharon has specialized in Alabama film audits, audits of not for profit organizations, HUD entities, real estate and automobile dealerships.

With a bachelor's degree of science in business with a major in finance and a master's degree of accounting from the University of South Alabama, Sharon has invaluable experience in the taxation of individuals, partnerships, corporations, and not for profits She also works in client accounting services including payroll, human resource and general ledger maintenance.

Sharon is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, Mardi Gras festivities and traveling.