Dawn Möeder, CPA of England and Wales

Dawn joined LGT in 1999 and has approximately 20 years of experience within the accounting industry. Her duties include planning the engagement, supervising the staff, reviewing workpapers and financial statements and attending board and audit committee meetings after completion of the audit. Dawn focuses on client service and heads up our manufacturing distribution niche area. She brings an international perspective to your engagement and all recommendations made are business focused. She also assists clients with planning, consultation, due diligence, designing or critiquing internal control systems as well as financial reporting systems and preparing forecasts and projections.

Recent Posts

Keeping the employer and the employee content

Posted by Dawn Möeder, CPA of England and Wales on Aug 23, 2017

Like many industries, the manufacturing industry has fallen to the provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and the updated Department of Labor overtime regulations. Many companies are struggling to maintain their overhead, comply with regulations, and pay for the ever-increasing health care costs, all the while attracting and retaining skilled workers. If you have felt the heat, you are not alone. According to the 2016 Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey, a lot of companies are dealing with these same concerns.

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Topics: Manufacturing & Distribution, Accounting Tips, Tax, Healthcare

Why use qualified employee benefit plan auditors?

Posted by Dawn Möeder, CPA of England and Wales on May 2, 2017

The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) states, in short, that companies must have their annual benefit plan report (Form 5500) audited if you have 100 or more participants in your plan (Companies within the range of 80 to 120 employees have additional criteria to consider). It is the responsibility of the plan administrator to hire independent, qualified public accountants to perform the audit. Manufacturing companies may look to keep costs down by hiring a less experienced accountant. But you’ll want to pay now to save yourself later.

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Topics: Manufacturing & Distribution, Accounting Tips, Audit

Working with the generation gap

Posted by Dawn Möeder, CPA of England and Wales on May 2, 2017

With people retiring later and the next generation of employees graduating, it is currently possible to have five generations working together. What a thought! All generations have different ways of communicating. They hold different ideas about work and management. They are just different. All of these articles popping up on older generations and younger generations, and their negative ideas about the other, it’s going to lead to some tension. As a CEO or owner of the company, it’s your job to make sure that everyone is happy, or at least coexisting.

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Topics: Manufacturing & Distribution, Accounting Tips, Audit

It’s time to jump on the social media truck

Posted by Dawn Möeder, CPA of England and Wales on May 2, 2017

If you’ve been on the fence about social media, it’s high time you jump on the truck and deliver content. Social media isn’t going anywhere. It’s evolving, and so should your manufacturing company. It doesn’t have to be expensive. It can be effective. Even if you do not sell directly to the public, it can work for you, as long as you know how to work the platform. 

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Topics: Manufacturing & Distribution

Wage Increases: Look before You Leap

Posted by Dawn Möeder, CPA of England and Wales on Apr 4, 2016

A recent Gallup poll shows that roughly three-quarters of Americans support a minimum wage increase. Factories and warehouses tend to employ a large number of entry-level and low-wage workers. So you may be considering a wage increase for your hourly workers. Here are some important questions to factor into your decision.

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Topics: Manufacturing & Distribution, Accounting Tips