Greg Alford is a partner in the Assurance Services division and a member of Marcum's national Construction Industry Practice group. He came to Marcum in 2015 via the Firm's merger with DGLF CPAs & Business Advisors, a full-service accounting firm specializing in construction and real estate, with offices in Nashville, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida.
Mr. Alford provides audit and tax services to contractors and construction related entities. His clients primarily include highway and bridge contractors specializing in heavy equipment, paving and grading; contractors in the electrical, mechanical and plumbing trades; general contractors and residential developers. He also has extensive experience with quarry and mining operations and the asphalt manufacturing industry.
In addition to traditional accounting and tax services, Mr. Alford has been involved in multiple mergers and acquisitions in the construction and aggregate business. He has extensive experience in purchase agreement negotiations, asset allocation, tax strategies and maximizing cash flow for all parties to the transaction.
He helps contractors establish internal accounting systems for monthly and annual reporting. During this process, he helps clients set up systems to properly record job and equipment costs, depreciation and preparation of contract schedules on the percentage of completion basis. He assists his clients in billing strategies to help maximize cash flow. He analyzes federal and state income tax reporting methods in order to select the best choice for his clients. He also assists with continuity planning and exit strategies.
Mr. Alford performs financial and tax physicals for prospective clients. These services include analyzing the financial position of a company, its selected tax methods and continuity plans. Areas of importance for the financial physical are working capital and equity, debt structure, bonding and licensing limits, gross profit, contract fade/gain analysis and percentage of completion calculations. The tax physical includes examining federal and state income tax returns and other state and local tax returns for proper preparation and implementation of Code Section 460. These physicals regularly produce tax refunds from previous years, and the strategies implemented produce significant tax savings in future years.
He has been published in the Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation and the Construction Controller's Manual. He also has taught continuing professional education to other CPAs in the construction industry on advanced accounting and tax issues for contractors.
- American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants
- Construction Controller's Manual
- Journal of Construction Accounting and Taxation
- Disadvantaged Business Enterprises
Continuity Planning and Exit Strategies
Financial and Tax Physicals
Internal Accounting Systems
Maximizing Cash Flow
Purchase Agreement Negotiations
Master of Professional Accountancy
Mississippi State University
Bachelor of Professional Accountancy
Mississippi State University