August 7, 2020

Marcum Recognized in Top Construction Accounting Firm Ranking

Marcum Recognized in Top Construction Accounting Firm Ranking

Marcum LLP has been recognized in The Top 50 Accounting FirmsTM ranking by Construction Executive. Marcum was listed as the No. 3 firm nationally.

The 2020 ranking, published in the July-August issue, focuses on how firms are advising clients amidst the economic uncertainty stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

“Be vigilant about reviewing financial statements to get a real-time picture of your cash flow. Examine job cost reports, and make timely adjustments to rein in costs,” advised Joseph Natarelli, Marcum’s national construction industry group leader, in the accompanying report.

“At the start of the year, many of our clients were expecting an increased backlog compared to last year. That has changed over the past couple months as the percentage of clients expecting an augmented backlog has decreased. However, as states reopen, they should be able to resume the work that has been on hold and rehire lost labor. By year-end, backlog may not be as originally expected, but it should be at a healthy level as long as new restrictions are not imposed in the fall,” he said.

Other top concerns emphasized in the report included the shortage of skilled workers and increasing construction costs.

“Acquiring and retaining qualified labor is an entrenched issue for contractors, exacerbated by the coronavirus. The question now becomes: will qualified skilled laborers return when the country re-opens? Or will they use this as an opportunity to find employment elsewhere?” Mr. Natarelli said. “Alternative sources for building materials in Europe and South America also suffered in Q2 as lockdowns spread throughout the world. With these delays, material price increases are expected to continue for the near future.”

About Marcum Construction Services
One of the leading construction accounting firms in the U.S., Marcum LLP’s Construction Services group provides audit, consulting, and taxation services to clients ranging from start-ups to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. The group’s professionals, among the country’s foremost experts in construction accounting, are frequent industry authors and speakers and serve as technical reviewers for the AICPA’s construction audit and taxation guides. Marcum’s construction group also publishes several definitive industry resources – including the annual Marcum National Construction Survey, the quarterly Marcum Commercial Construction Index, the Marcum PAS Contractor Compensation Quarterly, and the annual Marcum JOLTS Analysis of construction employment trends – and presents an ongoing series of industry summits and technical webinars focused on the unique needs of construction contractors.

About Marcum LLP
Marcum LLP is one of the largest independent public accounting and advisory services firms in the nation, with offices in major business markets throughout the U.S., as well as select international locations. Headquartered in New York City, Marcum provides a full spectrum of traditional tax, accounting, and assurance services; advisory, valuation, and litigation support; managed accounting services; and an extensive portfolio of specialty and niche industry practices. The Firm serves both privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as nonprofit and social sector entities, high net worth individuals, private equity funds, and hedge funds, with a focus on middle-market companies and closely held family businesses. Marcum is a member of the Marcum Group, an organization providing a comprehensive array of professional services.

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