Manufacturing

Our Minds Keep Up with Even the
Fastest-Moving Production Lines.

To Build Up Your Business, We Tear Down the Barriers.

Economic challenges. Staffing issues. Modernization costs. The manufacturing industry is more challenging than ever-while remaining as important as ever. Rooted in Michigan, our experienced manufacturing accounting consultants can help you manage, expand and plan for the future of your operation.

We have been with Maner for several years and all of our contacts have been very attentive to our unique business needs and challenges. We have not been disappointed.

John Piercefield, Portland Iron & Metal, Inc.

We’re Ready for Any Kind of Future You Want to Build.

Whether you’re a start-up company or longstanding success, a local manufacturer or providing products across the globe, Maner Costerisan can help you. Our years of experience in shops, plants and factories gives us a unique perspective on the challenges faced by manufacturers. From accounting and consulting for manufacturing, to organic growth to acquisition, from strategic planning to succession plans, we’re more than deep thinkers – we’re action-oriented, efficient and focused on the bottom line.

Goal Oriented

Focused on Client Growth

Industry Expertise

Maner Team Expert

Dave Nielsen, CPA, Principal

Dave brings 13 years of experience to Maner’s audit department. Named to the principal group in 2019, he manages audit engagements for various clients in the manufacturing, agriculture, nonprofit and education industries. Additionally, he serves as the firm’s Director of Quality Control and conducts peer reviews of other CPA firms. Actively involved in Maner’s Small and Midsize Business team, Dave also writes thought leadership articles and serves as a resource to staff on a variety of audit and peer review issues.

Passionate about helping staff grow in their roles and abilities, Dave is a member of the firm’s Career Development committee and has played a critical role in crafting a framework to help guide professional development of Maner’s staff. Prior joining Maner, Dave interned at BDO, where he gathered valuable experience in the firm’s internal accounting department.

Dave attributes “back-date planning” as key to his success at Maner, always starting from the deadline of a project to build realistic and actionable plans to meet goals and deadlines. He credits Maner’s former managing partner, Bruce Dunn, as a big professional influence who helped him hone his planning skills.

A natural problem-solver, Dave is driven to help clients and colleagues alike solve problems. Seeing their reaction when the problem is resolved or the issue is identified is what continues to drive him to learn and grow.

A fan of golf and spending time at his cottage on Houghton Lake, Dave is a self-taught guitarist. He and his wife, Leslie, both CPAs, met as young staffers at Maner Costerisan. The pair reside in Dewitt, Michigan with their son, Sam and two cats, Jack and Josie. The family is excited to welcome a daughter later this year.

I grew up with a fascination for numbers and was always able to see "the picture.” Numbers just made sense to me. When I discovered I could combine helping people solve their problems, with my affinity for numbers, my career choice was a no brainer.

Years of Experience

13

Memberships

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants (MICPA)

First Tee of Mid-Michigan, Treasurer

Certifications

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

AICPA Advanced Single Audit Certificate

Relevant Services

Accounting & Outsourced Solutions

Accounting & Outsourced Solutions

Our team provides accounting services built entirely around your business. We can take the burden off your internal resources on a temporary or permanent basis – helping with everything from high-level cash flow projections to weekly bookkeeping.

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Business Tax Planning

Business Tax Planning

Whatever your goal, you can count on our tax experts to design innovative tax strategies that optimize your business’ tax position.

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Consulting

Consulting

From special projects to M&A, we offer a variety of critical consulting and advisory services to help your business reach its goals.

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Business Accounting Software

Business Accounting Software

Leveraging cloud-based technology, we can help you create a seamless system that simplifies complex processes, improves overall efficiency and saves time and money.

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401k & Qualified Retirement Planning

401k & Qualified Retirement Planning

Our experts help organizations meet federal requirements and design benefits plans that help attract and retain top talent.

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Technology

Technology

Properly incorporating technology is important to every business. Our technical knowledge and expertise can help you get the most out of your investments.

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Attestation

Attestation

We can provide a wide array of assurance services to confirm the reliability of your financial statements.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning

When you’ve poured your heart and soul into your life’s work, the right plan is crucial to help your business live on.

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Reporting & KPIs

Reporting & KPIs

Transform your decision-making with KPIs that accurately pinpoint opportunity and tell a more complete story of your business.

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Dashboard Development

Dashboard Development

See deeper into your business with real-time, detailed dashboards that integrate critical business data typically found across the organization, but rarely reported on collectively.

30+

Years of Experience Serving the Manufacturing Industry

Longtime

Members of the Michigan Manufacturers Association

2

Certified Value Growth Advisors & Business Valuations Analysts on Staff

Industry Insights