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).

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

– Bob Slaughter

Industry Leaders

Erin S. Jones, CPA

Partner

Michael J. Kintz, CPA

Partner

Jack Johnson, CPA

Manager

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Erin S. Jones, CPA

Partner

Erin Jones brings over fifteen years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Spring Hill College, Erin joined the firm in 2003 and was named partner in 2017.

Her areas of special competence include audits, reviews and compilations of non-profit organizations, state and local governments, non-public companies and employee benefit plans and the taxation of corporations. Erin's industry experience lies in construction contractors and engineers, professional service firms, retail sales, manufacturing, universities and timber and real estate management.

Erin is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the past president of the Mobile Chapter of the ASCPA, the current treasurer of the Mulherin Custodial Home Board of Directors, the audit committee chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama Board of Trustees, a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class III. She was also included in Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2015.

Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, kayaking and traveling.

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Erin S. Jones, CPA

Partner

Erin Jones brings over fifteen years of experience in public accounting to the Wilkins Miller team. After earning a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master's in Business Administration from Spring Hill College, Erin joined the firm in 2003 and was named partner in 2017.

Her areas of special competence include audits, reviews and compilations of non-profit organizations, state and local governments, non-public companies and employee benefit plans and the taxation of corporations. Erin's industry experience lies in construction contractors and engineers, professional service firms, retail sales, manufacturing, universities and timber and real estate management.

Erin is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants and the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is the past president of the Mobile Chapter of the ASCPA, the current treasurer of the Mulherin Custodial Home Board of Directors, the audit committee chair of the United Way of Southwest Alabama Board of Trustees, a graduate of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants Leadership Academy Class III. She was also included in Mobile Bay magazine's "Forty Under 40" Class of 2015.

Outside of work, Erin enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, kayaking and traveling.

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Michael J. Kintz, CPA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, Michael Kintz joined the firm in 1989. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and a minor in computer information systems from Spring Hill College.

His responsibilities primarily include financial reporting and assurance, consulting in the outsourced accounting services area, and personnel recruiting for the firm. Michael's industry experience includes professional service firms, employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations, dealerships, municipalities and governmental agencies, and technology companies.

Michael is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Governmental Audit Quality Center, and Not-for-Profit Section, as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy and has served on the City of Mobile Citizens' Budget and Finance Advisory Council and the National Alumni Association of Spring Hill College.

Over his career Michael has been involved in various non-profit and community initiatives, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the United Way Allocation Committee, Junior Achievement of Mobile, Goodwill Easter Seals, Corpus Christi School, Legatus, Catholic Social Services, Downtown Rotary Club of Mobile, and Kiwanis of Mobile.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing basketball, racquetball, and golf.

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Michael J. Kintz, CPA

Partner

As a partner of Wilkins Miller, Michael Kintz joined the firm in 1989. Michael earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting and a minor in computer information systems from Spring Hill College.

His responsibilities primarily include financial reporting and assurance, consulting in the outsourced accounting services area, and personnel recruiting for the firm. Michael's industry experience includes professional service firms, employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations, dealerships, municipalities and governmental agencies, and technology companies.

Michael is a member of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), AICPA Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center, Governmental Audit Quality Center, and Not-for-Profit Section, as well as the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Michael was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to the Alabama State Board of Public Accountancy and has served on the City of Mobile Citizens' Budget and Finance Advisory Council and the National Alumni Association of Spring Hill College.

Over his career Michael has been involved in various non-profit and community initiatives, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the United Way Allocation Committee, Junior Achievement of Mobile, Goodwill Easter Seals, Corpus Christi School, Legatus, Catholic Social Services, Downtown Rotary Club of Mobile, and Kiwanis of Mobile.

In his spare time, Michael enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and playing basketball, racquetball, and golf.

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Jack Johnson, CPA

Manager

Jack Johnson began his career with Wilkins Miller in 2013 as an intern, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Auburn University and a Master's of Accounting from the University of South Alabama. Jack was named Supervisor in 2018 and his areas of special competence include tax and audit. He was promoted to manager in 2020.

He is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of International Certified Public Accountants.

Jack enjoys live music in all forms, spending summers at Mobile Bay, hanging out with his wife & family and traveling whenever possible.

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Jack Johnson, CPA

Manager

Jack Johnson began his career with Wilkins Miller in 2013 as an intern, after earning a Bachelor of Arts in English from Auburn University and a Master's of Accounting from the University of South Alabama. Jack was named Supervisor in 2018 and his areas of special competence include tax and audit. He was promoted to manager in 2020.

He is a member of the Alabama Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of International Certified Public Accountants.

Jack enjoys live music in all forms, spending summers at Mobile Bay, hanging out with his wife & family and traveling whenever possible.