Consumer Packaged Goods Accounting & Advisory Services

With multiple years of specialized experience, CJBS is a leading authority in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Food & Beverage sectors. Our comprehensive understanding of the industry-specific challenges—ranging from intense global competition and technological advancements to intricate supply chain logistics—empowers our clients to navigate the complex market landscape successfully. At CJBS, we leverage our deep industry knowledge to identify and rectify operational inefficiencies, optimize resource allocation, and significantly reduce tax obligations, thereby enhancing profitability and performance.

Consumer Packaged Goods Accounting & Advisory Services

Financial Statement Services

From basic compilations for internal analysis to comprehensive audits for financing purposes, CJBS provides crucial financial documentation. These documents are not just transactional in nature but are also a rich source of insights for strategic decision-making throughout the year.

Budget Variance Analysis

Employing periodic budget variance analyses, we help you understand and adjust for any financial discrepancies. This analysis is pivotal in managing your finances effectively and planning for future financial requirements.

Cash Flow Optimization

Understanding the critical importance of cash management, we guide you in utilizing your funds efficiently. Our strategies ensure you have the liquidity to meet immediate operations and invest wisely for future growth.

Inventory Management Solutions

Given that inventory challenges are prevalent in the CPG / Food & Beverage industries, our hands-on approach includes thorough site evaluations to identify and eliminate inefficiencies. By streamlining inventory management, we help you maintain the ideal stock levels, crucial for managing perishable goods effectively.

Enterprise Software Recommendations

CJBS assists in selecting the optimal software solutions tailored to your specific operational needs, from inventory tracking to final product sales, ensuring ease of use for your team based on extensive client feedback.

Compliance Assurance

Our tax preparation and planning services are designed to minimize your tax liabilities while ensuring full compliance with all relevant federal, state, and local regulations, safeguarding your business against potential legal challenges.

Financing and Banking Relationships

Leveraging CJBS’s robust network of financial institutions, we connect you with banking partners that best suit your business needs, whether it’s for securing tax credits for expansion projects or enhancing banking relations.

Financial Projections and Budgeting

Beyond immediate cash flow management, our financial projections and operating budgets focus on achieving your long-term objectives. This strategic planning covers major investments in facilities and advanced equipment.

Strategic Business Planning

As your trusted advisor, CJBS supports a wide array of business decisions, from facility leasing or purchasing decisions to succession and retirement planning, ensuring your business not only grows but thrives.


Whether your focus is on organic snacks or gourmet beverages, CJBS delivers tailored accounting, tax, and advisory solutions that align with your unique business objectives. By integrating with your team, we offer personalized strategies and insights to drive your business forward.

We know that managing inventory and supply chain costs are some of your biggest concerns in the manufacturing industry. At CJBS we partner with you to determine best practices for your business. By staying up to date on the most recent technology, we can provide you with optimal solutions tailored to your business needs.

At CJBS, our commitment to Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) which includes food & beverage goes beyond mere advisory; we are your strategic partners in achieving sustained growth and success. Contact CJBS today to harness our expertise for your business’s advantage.

Your Consumer Packaged Goods Accounting Expert

Lori Johnson-Engelman is a Senior Partner at CJBS, bringing over 20 years of experience in the restaurant, food service, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. Lori’s unique value comes from her hands-on experience working in both restaurants and food service, giving her a firsthand understanding of the challenges faced by business owners and employees alike. This unique life experience allows her to connect with clients on a deeper level, providing practical insights and tailored solutions. Her extensive industry knowledge and empathetic approach drive sustainable growth and success for the businesses she supports.

General Consumer Packaged Goods FAQs

How can you help us streamline our financial operations?

CJBS provides comprehensive financial services tailored to the needs of CPG manufacturers. We offer services such as accounting, tax planning, and financial reporting, which streamline operations. Our team can also assist with budgeting, forecasting, and cash flow management, enabling CPG companies to make data-driven decisions and optimize their financial health.

Managing inventory and supply chain costs is a major issue for our business. How can you help my business understand and manage these costs more efficiently?

Our team has expertise in managing inventory and supply chain costs.  We help CPG manufacturers optimize inventory management by implementing cost-effective processes, providing guidance on negotiating with suppliers, and identifying opportunities for supply chain consolidation. This can result in reduced overheads and increased profitability.

How can I ensure that we are optimizing our tax impact while also maintaining regulatory compliance?

We offer specialized tax planning and compliance services designed for CPG manufacturers. We ensure that companies remain compliant with local and international tax regulations, including sales tax and excise taxes. Our experts help minimize tax liabilities through effective planning, assist with audits, and manage all necessary documentation to avoid potential penalties.

Consumer Packaged Goods News & Updates

Stay current on the latest Consumer Packaged Goods industry developments and find out what it means for you and your business.

A Little Help With Inflation in Illinois
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A Little Help With Inflation in Illinois
Dear Clients & Friends, Rising inflation is a burden on us all, but the good news is that the state of Illinois is helping ease the burden by suspending the 1 percent sales and use tax imposed on groceries for one year, as of July 1, 2022, and instituting a ten-day sales tax holiday in