Construction and Engineering

At DZH Phillips, we understand the challenges facing the construction and engineering industries and will work hard to accelerate your growth and success. As your trusted advisor, we will address your concerns and keep you informed on the latest accounting and tax regulations and best practices tailored to your business. Your DZH Phillips team will help you navigate through potential challenges including:

  • Tax minimization
  • Succession and transition planning
  • Business acquisitions
  • Financing and bonding issues
  • Incentive compensation plans

We can also assist you with an assessment of your current accounting software, provide implementation strategies and train your team on best accounting practices in order to allow you to better manage your company.

We understand that the construction and engineering industry is constantly expanding and contracting. We know what your business is facing, including intense competition and cash management needs.  Your experienced advisory team will advise you on these important issues as we work hand-in-hand with you to gain insight into your business from top to bottom. Our guidance and partnership will improve the future of your business and accelerate your further advancement within the industry.

Our team offers the following services:

  • Assurance Services
    • Audit
    • Employee benefit plan audits
    • Reviews
    • Compilations
    • Agreed-upon procedures
  • Tax planning
    • Credits and incentives
    • State and local tax issues
  • Advisory Services
    • Strategic business planning
    • Succession and transition planning
    • Fade/gain analysis on contracts
    • Bonding and banking relationships
    • Allocating indirect costs
    • Equipment lease accounting
    • Income recognition/methodology
    • Benchmarking
    • Accreditation requirements for Department of Defense contracts
  • Accounting
    • Cash flow analysis
    • Accounting software selection and implementation
    • Outsourced accounting services
  • Forensic and Litigation Support
    • Internal controls assessment and recommendations
    • Fraud investigations

For more information, please contact Robert Daoro at (415) 655-6218 and

For over 20 years, DZH Phillips has provided my company with a diverse and ever-evolving set of accounting and financial skills that supports my company's growth. Their principals understand my business and work closely with me to make efficient use of financial resources. Over the years, on their own initiative, they have presented me with a number of excellent solutions that have positively affected my company's and my personal financial position.

Paul Steckel, Van-Mulder Sheet Metal, Inc.

It is not common that you are able to work with an audit firm that truly understands your business, has the unique knowledge and insight to solve your unique and complex accounting needs, and is able to meet deadlines consistently year over year. Larisa and the DZH Phillips team have time and time again provided exceptional service to our Company in these areas. With an ever changing and complex business environment, we are lucky to have such an amazing group of professionals on our side!

Jason Berry, CFO, Build Group