Food & Beverage Accounting

Food & Beverage

Hunger for Growth

As the food and beverage industry rapidly evolves through shifts in consumer trends, delivery methods, and emerging brands, your business is positioned to transform and thrive like never before.

Industry Challenges and Guidance

Our professionals are dedicated to helping you recognize and embrace emerging opportunity so you can innovate and move new ideas forward while still confronting the many legislative, safety, sustainability, and competition challenges common in the industry.

Transaction Planning

Mergers and acquisitions are at an all-time industry high. Strategic buyers hope to outsource innovation through brand acceleration, while private equity firms and investors look to buy into brands that improve food’s form, function, and accessibility. Before engaging with investors, you should define your personal and business goals and know the value of your business, as well as options for potential investments and their implications. Prepare your business with our Transactions, Valuations, Due Diligence Services, and more.

Effective IT Systems

Leveraging the power of trusted IT software solutions can help boost operational efficiencies and reliability. Implementing systems that allow your business to operate in an integrated and collaborative way can lead to greater food safety, quality, and compliance and protect your company from cyberthreats. Test or update your tech standing with our IT Development & Integration, IT Planning & Assessment, Cybersecurity Consulting Services, and more.


If you’re not willing to innovate, the market will leave you behind. Food businesses that survive and thrive do so because they’re capable of, and excited by, change. Pursuing new endeavors, however, can come with significant costs. Confidently pursue your business goals with our R&D Tax Credit, Cost Segregation, Strategy & Operations Consulting Services, and more.

Geographic Expansion

Expanding into new markets is an important growth strategy that comes with complications, including varying state and local tax regulations such as Wayfair regulations, supply chain disruptions, copacker contracts and relationships, and increased production volumes. Identifying, analyzing, and managing these risks up front can help support your ability to grow. Strengthen your growth plans with our State & Local Tax, Process and Control Audit Services, and more.

Access to Capital

Capital is nearly as important to your brand as your high quality products. You need cash to grow as your business evolves and changes. Find ways to access the capital you need and proactively plan for the next phase of your business with our Valuations, Strategy & Operations Consulting Services, and more.

Who We Serve

We serve clients in all food and beverage industry areas including:

  • Emerging brands
  • Confection and sweets
  • Beverages
  • Food processors, distributors, and wholesalers
  • Grocers
  • Natural and organic products
  • Nutraceuticals and wellness
  • Seafood
  • Spices and sauces

“One of the reasons why we moved from a Big Four firm to Moss Adams was we found a group of people that understood family-owned, private businesses; the food and beverage industry; and our issues as a company. Moss Adams focuses on the needs we have and ultimately adds value to our business.”
- Jim Collins, CFO, Basic American Foods

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Industry Expertise

Leveraging our deep knowledge of the entire supply chain—from plant to consumer and all points in between—your engagement team will deliver industry-specific solutions tailored to help achieve your business objectives faster.

Our clients aren’t the only industry leaders who look to us for guidance. We serve as the Official Accounting Advisory Partner of Natural Products Expo West and also frequently collaborate with influential industry organizations such as California Grocers Association, Food Northwest, National Association for the Specialty Food Trade, National Fisheries Institute, Naturally Boulder, Naturally Bay Area, and Private Label Manufacturers Association.


The innovation in the food and bev industry during COVID-19 makes it a natural fit for R&D tax credits. Learn more about this cash flow opportunity.

Qualified machinery and equipment placed in service during 2019 may be eligible for a five-year property tax exemption. Learn application details.

Amazon sellers and vendors are subject to specific business structures, fees, and sales-tax requirements. Learn how they could affect your business.

Making the right decisions for your business starts with having the most accurate and up-to-date information available. Our Food & Beverage Market Monitor keeps you abreast of events, trends, and market forces that shape and guide your industry.

Learn about the tax benefits for growers that donate their finished products to a charity or donor-advised fund.

Learn about implementation issues with the new revenue recognition standard that may affect food and beverage companies.

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