Restaurant Franchise Accounting Services


Managing a franchise restaurant is a rewarding yet demanding industry facing consistent challenges—intense competition, labor marketing challenges, and satisfying customers with increasing demands while keeping costs low. At KerberRose, we feel franchise restaurant owners should focus on doing what they love: creating a positive dining experience for their customers, and not worrying about finances or payroll.

History and Experience
Our team of professionals have more than 40 years of experience providing tax, audit and accounting services to a variety of franchisees. KerberRose has served major franchise systems since 1977, beginning with just one McDonald’s in Antigo, WI. KerberRose has since grown to serve over more than 100 McDonald’s locations across Wisconsin and Florida, and successfully partnered with numerous other fast-food and restaurant operators both large and small, including: Culver’s, Jimmy John’s, Taco Bell and others.

The KerberRose team has the expertise and specialized accounting and reporting services to provide excellent service to small and large clients within the franchise industry. Our team of professionals provide new and mature franchising operations with accounting, payroll and tax advice needed to grow their business, maintain regulatory compliance, and remain in front of emerging industry issues. As Trusted Advisors, we provide genuine benefit to franchise operators by offering specialized tax services specific to the franchise industry. Tax laws and rules change frequently, and our team of advisors will help your franchise stay on top of these changes, and also situate your business in a position to receive tax advantage.

Tax, Audit and Accounting Services for Franchises
Franchising continues to gain popularity by those who want to take ownership of their future. Franchises offer structure around starting, operating, and scaling your business. However, you may not have all the ability or expertise to efficiently run all aspects of your business. As a full-service firm, KerberRose can bring value to your business by providing industry expertise and assistance in many areas of accounting and advisory services. 

Whether you are starting a new franchise restaurant, expanding your enterprise, or looking to improve an existing operation, we have the commitment and expertise to help. Our services for restaurants, franchises, and food service companies are designed to meet your unique challenges with the financial or operational advice you need to make smart business decisions. Our franchise restaurant experts provide proactive accounting, payroll and financial solutions for capitalizing on opportunities within your industry—strategizing tax plans and minimization, leveraging technology or advisory management consulting. With our strong knowledge of the restaurant and franchise industry, our role as your accounting partner will allow you to focus on what you’re passionate about while we take care of the rest.

Franchise Advisory and Consulting Services
Our advisory services offer franchise and restaurant clients an added level of financial and operational support. We offer consultation about mergers and acquisitions on both sides of buying and selling, retirement planning, retirement and employee benefit plans, business valuation services, managed technology services, and payroll. Our well-rounded approach to servicing the franchise industry ensures business and financial decisions are made with organizational goals and success in mind.

Specialty Accounting Services for Franchise:

  • Audited Financial Statements, as part of the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)
  • Bookkeeping & Accounting
  • Cash Flow Forecasting
  • Employee Tax Return Preparation and Compliance
  • Financing Alternatives
  • Fraud Investigation, Detection and Prevention
  • General Ledger Accounting
  • Lease vs. Purchase Decisions
  • Managed IT Services and Support
  • Projections and Forecasts
  • Restaurant Financial Reporting
  • Restaurant Financial Statement Audits
  • State and Local Tax (SALT) Planning and Compliance
  • Sales and Use Tax
  • QuickBooks Consulting
  • Work Opportunity Tax Credits

Specialty Advisory Services for Franchise:

If your restaurant or restaurant franchise could benefit from our tailored accounting services operational guidance, reach out to a KerberRose Trusted Business Advisor who will be happy to help.

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