Manufacturing and Distribution Timely advice distributed to bring your product to market

We connect manufacturing and distribution company leaders to solutions that make their companies more efficient, competitive and profitable. For more than 40 years, ORBA teams have served privately-held companies in diverse sectors across the region, including clients in food service, chemical and consumer products, machinery, electronics, and fabricated metal and plastic products. Clients turn to us for deep resources, industry understanding and the personal attention of experienced professionals.

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Engagements often begin with traditional tax compliance or accounting services, yet they expand into broader business consulting support. From entrepreneurs who need help obtaining start-up financing to long-term owners seeking to sell, we supply insights, ideas and know-how in a range of areas. Whether it’s advising on tax credits for employee training and hiring veterans or performing product line profitability analysis, we connect leaders to solutions that minimize taxes, maximize profits and make the most of business opportunities.

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  • Operational guidance
  • Development of key performance indicators
  • Supply chain and inventory management
  • Business valuations
  • Pricing and process flow improvement studies
  • Business succession planning
  • Employee bonus and incentive plans
  • Regulatory guidance
  • Risk management


  • Tax planning and consulting
  • State and local tax
  • Cost segregation studies
  • Federal, state and local tax return preparation
  • Research and development credits and incentives
  • Updates in tax and accounting rules that directly impact your business


  • Audits, reviews and compilations
  • Financial statement forecasts and projections
  • Employee benefit plan accounting and audits
  • Internal control evaluation
  • Agreed upon procedure engagements
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Forensic accounting and fraud examinations

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Message from Managing Director Mark Thomson
Over the past two weeks, I have watched the many peaceful protests across the City of Chicago, our local communities and across the nation. People of all backgrounds are speaking out against the continuing injustice against people of color, specifically Black people.


ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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