The Baker Tilly dealership services team operates much like a “Twenty Group” for clients. We have the right experience and industry knowledge to help you address the challenges of owning and operating a dealership so you can prosper in an evolving marketplace.

    To keep your dealership operating smoothly, you have to manage many working parts. From inventory allocations and manufacturer relations to cash flow needs and proper internal control assessments, you need the right advisor to help you navigate business issues and industry challenges.

    With a strong commitment to serving dealerships, we know first-hand that knowledge of the industry can mean the difference between accelerating a dealership’s profitability and just maintaining the status quo. That’s why our dealership practice is deeply rooted in industry knowledge gained from serving more than 540 automotive, equipment, motorcycle, heavy-duty truck and powersport dealerships across the country.

    And our industry commitment doesn’t end there – as founding members of AutoTeam America and through active involvement in dealership associations, we keep up-to-date on the changing nuances of the industry. You benefit from annual dealership benchmark reports, quarterly benchmark surveys, webinars, alerts and annual seminars – ultimately helping you stay ahead of tomorrow’s challenges.

    Our full suite of industry-specialized solutions include:

    • Traditional tax and accounting
    • Controller checklists
    • Operational reviews
    • Reinsurance structuring
    • LIFO inventory valuations
    • Succession strategies
    • Forensic accounting and fraud investigation
    • Dealership financial analysis and benchmarking
    • Internal control review and assessment
    • M&A advisory services
    • Cost segregation studies
    • Information security services

    Baker Tilly’s dealership specialization and national footprint means they understand our opportunities, industry challenges and the geographic markets where we operate. And with dealership locations across three states, their full-service capabilities and intimate knowledge of our business give us confidence they can support our growth today, tomorrow and for many years to come.
    Christina VanNess, Owner of Fulton Ford
    Baker Tilly has been one of our most trusted business advisor for more than 10 years. Their entire team has a deep understanding of our company and our industry. We rely on them for their expertise and insight in both tax consulting and planning areas, such as cost segregation, and year-end financial statements. We are confident that the advice they give us is sound and well thought out. We are pleased with our relationship with Baker Tilly and would recommend them to anyone.
    Timothy Kreilkamp, President of Kreilkamp Trucking, Inc.
    Automotive and mobility worker inspects car's drivetrain on the assembly line

    Annual automotive dealership benchmarks report

    Determine how your dealership stacks up against industry standards with our automotive dealership benchmarks report. 

    Baker Tilly worked hard to help us transition from a very messy tax situation in the past to one where we are confident in our current tax planning and compliance. Our solid financial condition today is due in large part to our relationship with Baker Tilly.
    LaVon Felton, Dealer Principal of Sleepy Hollow GM, Sleepy Hollow Ford and Sleepy Hollow Chrysler Jeep Dodge