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Manufacturing, Wholesale & Distribution

As one of the key drivers of economic growth, manufacturing companies create high-paying jobs and technological innovation as well as most of the products we use every day. But U.S. manufacturers face significant challenges in increased global competition, complex and growing regulations, and a decreasing export market.

CPA and advisory firm Allen, Gibbs & Houlik, L.C. can draw from a broad arsenal of tools to help manufacturing companies stay competitive. Many tax planning strategies deliver the most significant benefits to companies that invest heavily in buying and building large facilities, purchase specialized equipment, and design and develop products — hallmarks of many manufacturers.

Audit and assurance services help companies gain access to capital, and a specialized state and local tax group focuses on sales and use tax as well as state and local tax recovery. Many other firm services serve to work toward solutions for common problems in all businesses, including employee benefit planning, human resources issues, payroll, outsourcing and business transactions such as mergers and acquisitions.

Industry Team Leader

Sean Weaver

Executive Vice President,
Assurance Services
Sean Weaver leads the firm’s assurance department and serves as a senior advisor to the manufacturing and financial services teams. Weaver serves clients in the manufacturing, financial services, and construction industries as well as other service-related organizations. A certified public accountant, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Kansas Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the Institute of Internal Auditors.

He currently holds board or leadership positions with the Wichita Aero Club, Wichita Manufacturers Association, Wichita Downtown Development, Together Wichita, and the Greater Wichita Area Sports Commission. He has also held recent board leadership positions at the Cosmosphere-International SciEd Center and Space Museum (formerly Kansas Cosmosphere) and Prairie Dunes Country Club.
Sean Weaver
Sean Weaver