Dealerships

accelerate 
with
confidence

We listen. We Understand. We Partner. 

We listen to our clients. Working collaboratively to build what clients need and want helping with profitability, risk avoidance, efficiency and enhanced productivity.

We understand the dealership industry. Our clients include:

  • Private family-owned dealers
  • Dealers looking to consolidate or acquire
  • Dealers considering going public
  • Private equity groups
  • Family offices
  • Public automotive retailers

We leverage our industry knowledge to help identify solutions surrounding dealership trends and hot issues, which include:

  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Succession Planning
  • Facilities & Factory Matters
  • Fraud & Risk Advisory
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • People & Talent Acquisition

We partner with our clients and critical industry stakeholders – working to bring knowledge and access to key resources in banking, legal, talent acquisition, technology and brokers.

Furthermore, we work with dealers, private equity and family office investors to navigate the increased interest in automotive retail acquisition.

In addition to providing core tax compliance, audit and assurance services to dealers nationwide, we work with clients at every point in the dealership lifecycle:

Large Private & Public Groups 

  • Centralized Accounting Assistance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Data Room Preparation
  • Dealership Management System Consulting (DMS)
  • Dealership Risk Assessments & Internal Controls
  • Enhanced Financial Reporting Controls & Systems
  • Enterprise-wide Risk Assessment
  • Fraud Investigations, Detection & Prevention Assistance
  • Industry Benchmarking & Related Advisory Services
  • Internal Audit & Assurance
  • Large & Publicly Held Dealership Group Management and Financial Reporting Issues
  • Policy & Procedure Evaluation Assistance
  • Pre and Post Closing Financial Statements
  • Pre-Sale / Purchase Dealership Due Diligence
  • Purchase Price Adjustment Assistance
  • Regulatory and F&I Compliance Challenges
  • SPA / APA Advice
  • State & Local Tax Implications for Multi-State Dealers

 

Public Company Credentials

  • Auditor for more than 3,000 companies including 50+ SEC or public companies
  • Extensive PCAOB Experience
  • Firm's Professional Standards Group & Director of Assurance and SEC Practice Based in Charlotte
  • Current Representation On:
    • Auditing Standards Board
    • FASB and IASB Joint Transition Resource Group for Revenue Recognition
  • Experience with Internal Controls:
    • SOX Documentation & Testing
    • IT Audit/IT SOX
    • Transactional Readiness
  • Relationships with Key Lenders and Debt Issuers
  • We Have a Team Identified for Dealership Retailers

Multi-Store Groups

From helping you meet your state and local tax requirements to overcoming related facilities and improvements challenges, DHG Dealerships works by your side to meet the needs that expand across your multiple rooftops and locations:

  • Centralized Accounting Assistance
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Data Room Preparation
  • Dealership Management System Consulting (DMS)
  • Dealership Risk Assessments & Internal Controls
  • Enhanced Financial Reporting Controls & Systems
  • Enterprise-wide Risk Assessment
  • Fraud Investigations, Detection & Prevention Assistance
  • Industry Benchmarking & Related Advisory Services
  • Internal Audit & Assurance
  • Large & Publicly Held Dealership Group Management and Financial Reporting Issues
  • Policy & Procedure Evaluation Assistance
  • Pre and Post Closing Financial Statements
  • Pre-Sale / Purchase Dealership Due Diligence
  • Purchase Price Adjustment Assistance
  • Regulatory and F&I Compliance Challenges
  • SPA / APA Advice
  • State & Local Tax Implications for Multi-State Dealers

Single-Point Dealerships

We place tremendous value in our single point dealership clients, just as they place tremendous value in their clients. Our relationship-driven and experienced dealership professionals focus on meeting your needs from every angle.

  • Dealership Audit & Review Services
  • Dealership Buy/Sell & Transaction Advisory
  • Dealership Litigation Assistance
  • Dealership Management Recruiting
  • Dealership Succession & Estate Planning
  • Dealership Tax Compliance
  • Dealership Tax Savings Strategies & Industry Specific Elections
  • Dealership Valuations
  • eXception Reporting & Executive Eye with Dealer Dashboard
  • Facilities Planning, Tax & Financing Assistance
  • LIFO Computations

We anticipate client needs. Working alongside our customers combined with our commitment and involvement in organizations such as NADA, NADC and AICPA, we are equipped to identify emerging trends and challenges that may impact financial operations and tax perspectives.

DHG leverages significant industry experience to deliver competitive intelligence, insights and ideas to improve performance under your rooftops and across your business. In addition to core tax, accounting and audit services, DHG Dealerships works with dealers of all size nationwide. Why choose to work with DHG Dealerships? We bring you:

  • Partners committed to providing hands-on attention to clients and building valuable relationships, reflect the importance of your own customer relationships
  • Resourceful and experienced professionals closely aligned to the diverse needs of dealerships
  • A large suite of services including:
  • Buy/Sells
  • Facility Improvements
  • Cost Segregation Studies
  • Dealership Succession & Estate Planning 
  • Dealership Management Recruiting
  • Risk Assessments
  • Centralized Accounting
  • Internal Controls
  • DMS Analysis
  • Valuations
  • Litigation Support
  • Fraud & Forensics
  • State and Local Tax.

We collaborate with Dashboard Dealership Enterprise to provide you eXception andExecutive Eye. This web-based tool partners with the dealership DMS to extract key data for effective dealership management review. 

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Recommendations to Improve Cybersecurity at Auto Dea...
As data security breaches dominate the national headlines, dealerships are seeing an increased need in understanding what data they have and how they are
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The Race for Talent
Having the right team supporting your business is absolutely fundamental to your organization’s success, particularly in the dealership industry. With that
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Steps to Take if You’re Thinking of Selling Your Dea...
The automotive retail industry is one of the largest in the United States where the majority of the entities are privately-held or family-owned.
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Events Events
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10/7/2015 to 10/11/2015
2015 Pennsylvania Automotive Association Annual Fall...
Palm Beach, Florida
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10/19/2015 to 10/20/2015
2015 AICPA Auto Dealership Conference
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin - Orlando, FL
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11/15/2015 to 11/16/2015
DHG Dealerships Mid-Atlantic CFO Forum
The Gaylord Texan - Grapevine, TX
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DHG Dealerships Expands Mid-Atlantic Resources and P...
In alignment with the Dealerships group’s efforts to continue leadership in serving dealerships in strategic geographic locations, dealerships-dedicated
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Tony Taylor Joins DHG Dealerships as National Busine...
Anthony, “Tony” Taylor, has joined DHG as a National Business Development Executive with the firm’s DHG Dealerships practice.
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Tim York Presenting at AICPA Conference
Tim York, CPA/ABV and Managing Partner for Dixon Hughes Goodman’s national dealership practice will be presenting on Forensic & Valuation Issues in Auto
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Alerts Alerts
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Court Ruling Creates Possibility for Additional Cost...
In 2014, a Travis County District Court Judge ruled in the case of Autohaus LP, LLP v. Combs that the cost of goods sold deduction for Texas Franchise Tax
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Dealership Facility Program Payments Tax Alert
On May 15, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service Office of Chief Counsel released some much anticipated guidance for automobile dealerships as it concerns
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Year-End Tax Planning for Dealerships
With the end of 2014 fast approaching and Congress still yet to act on expired tax provisions, many of the tax planning opportunities available for dealers
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Tangible Property Regulation Compliance for Dealerships
Just over a year after the IRS changed the landscape as it concerns repairs made to tangible property with the finalization of the tangible property
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2014 AICPA Auto Dealership Conference
Dixon Hughes Goodman will be on hand, presenting at the 2014 AICPA Auto Dealership Conference.
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Helping dealerships across the U.S. accelerate with confidence

DHG Dealerships CPAs and advisors work to help build high performing dealerships and drive growth. Take a look at our numbers and see for yourself.

120+  Dedicated Dealership Professionals
 1,500+ Rooftops Served Nationwide 
 50 States with Dealership Clients 

Heavy association involvement in state and national level including NADA - National Automobile Dealers Association, NADC - National Association of Dealer Counsel, and AICPA Dealership Conference - American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


Recent Presentations

2015 NADA Workshop Presentations

  • Healthcare Reform
  • Tax Update Panel

2014 AICPA Auto Dealership Conference

  • Keys to Analyzing a Dealership Financial Statement
  • Buy/Sell Agreements: Tax Issues to Consider

2014 AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference

  • Forensic & Valuation Issues in Auto Dealerships

Numerous Ongoing State and Local Dealership Presentations

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