Architecture and Engineering Firms

Increase overall profitability with streamlined operations that lead to effective planning and innovative design.

Uncover new growth opportunities

We provide dynamic strategies to meet the specific financial, tax, and operational needs of architecture, engineering, and design firms.

We’re committed to addressing what matters most to you:

  • Balancing tax efficiency and the cash flow needs of the business and its owners
  • Complying with federal and state regulations while keeping a practical approach to risk and business structure implications
  • Taking advantage of federal, state, and local tax and business incentives
  • Taking advantage of deferred tax opportunities
  • Understanding the financial and business impact of expanding services both domestically and internationally
  • Overseeing changing ownership structures, and planning for effective ownership transition and growth

Experience our client-focused approach

As a premier professional services firm focused on the needs of privately held business owners, we work with more than 400 architectural, engineering, and design firms nationwide. Our dedicated team offers more than traditional architecture accounting, assurance, and tax services — these industry-focused advisors can leverage deep technical experience to meet your specific, ever-changing needs. When you work with us, you receive strategic architecture financial management through all phases of your firm’s business lifecycle to help you monitor risk and uncover opportunities for growth.

Services for architecture and engineering firms

Industry-specialized services

  • Business management and strategic planning
  • Business organization structures
  • Cash flow and business plans
  • Cybersecurity and systems management
  • Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR)
    • Accounting system surveys
    • Assistance with indirect rate pools
    • AASHTO overhead audits
    • Termination claims
  • International office planning and structuring
  • International operations and reporting
  • Market trend analysis
  • Operations review and process improvement
  • Project cost and overhead analysis
  • Project cost audit and verification
  • State licensing and related structuring

Assurance and tax services

Specialized advisory services

Experience the CLA Promise