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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.

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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.

Expertise covering many aspects of your business

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.

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Industry team leader

Zac Spear

Vice President
Assurance Services

Zac Spear joined AGH in 2010. His prior experience includes four years in the financial services industry. He serves clients primarily in the financial services, agribusiness and manufacturing industries. Zac manages the firm’s employee benefit plan audit practice; he has earned certification in employee benefit plan auditing from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).

Zac is a certified public accountant and a member of both the AICPA and the Kansas Society of CPAs (KSCPA). He was honored as one of the KSCPA’s “20 up to 40” young leaders program. Zac earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Kansas and a master’s of business administration from Baker University.

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