Franchises

With more than four decades of working with business franchisees of all types, including over 1600 individual franchised restaurants, we help clients navigate the complex accounting and tax regulations with a custom tailored approach. 

Our franchise practice offers cross-industry expertise ro help entrepreneurs during all stages of their business development, from start-up through the sale or transfer of the business to the next generation. Clients can rely on our deep knowledge of the franchise world, along with our understanding of the relationship between franchisee and franchisor to help guide both to financial success and continued growth.

Franchisor

  • Franchisor reporting services
  • Prepare and process franchisee invoices
  • Process franchisee payment processing
  • Calculate and process royalties payments
  • Create chart of accounts for financial statement reporting
  • Serve as virtual CFO
  • Provide back office services

Franchisee

  • Cloud-Accounting Services
  • Back office services
  • Prepare financial statements
  • Reconcile bank and credit card statements
  • Prepare and submit sales and use tax returns
  • Renew business, alcohol, and other licenses and permits
  • Submit reports to franchisor as needed

McDonald's Restaurants

We’re recognized as a nationwide leader in the restaurant franchise industry. Working with McDonald’s owner/operators since 1984, places us in a uniquely strong position to provide the financial reporting and advice needed to operate a profitable business and prepare for future growth.

Our back office and accounting services are created specifically with the McDonald’s owner/operator in mind. Our deep commitment to owner/operators and to the brand extends to our sponsorship and participation in the National Franchise Leadership Association, the National Owners Association, the national field offices, as well as the various diversity organizations such as the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association, the McDonald’s Hispanic Operators Association and the Women’s Operators Network, and the Asian McDonald’s Operators Association.

Back Office Solutions

  • Daily deposit verification
  • Process invoices to restaurant and general ledger accounts
  • Process vendor payments and resolve discrepancies
  • Set up and file 1099s as needed
  • Prepare sales and use tax returns
  • Report E-sales
  • Smart safe reconciliation

Cloud Accounting Services

  • Prepare and transmit monthly financial statements to McDonald’s Corp.
  • Obtain all pertinent financial information from online services, including DataPass, QSR, bank accounts, etc.
  • Reconcile bank accounts, credit card statements and delivery accounts monthly

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Let’s get to know each other! We can drill into a specific challenge or engage in a broader discussion. Our partners and associates are knowledgeable, friendly, and ready to create an integrated plan that will accelerate your business growth.

Restaurants

With more than 40 years of expertise working with restaurant owners, our Antares Group accounting professionals and CPAs are among the best in the industry in knowing the unique financial needs of operating a restaurant. Our work runs the gamut, from working with quick-service restaurants, multiple franchise brands and independent operations. Our team of professionals is here to provide technical bookkeeping and accounting services, as well as tax and business advisory services tailored specifically to those in the restaurant and hospitality industry. Our end-to-end offerings also include succession planning and wealth management services.

Back Office Solutions

  • Daily deposit verification
  • Process invoices to restaurant and general ledger accounts
  • Process vendor payments and resolve discrepancies
  • Set up and file 1099s as needed
  • Prepare sales and use tax returns

Cloud Accounting Services

  • Prepare detailed financial statements on a monthly, quarterly, or 13-period accounting cycle.
  • Obtain all pertinent financial information from online services (point-of-sale, inventory restaurant mgmt., bank accounts, etc.)
  • Reconcile accounts monthly (bank, credit card, and delivery)

Business Owners
& Entrepreneurs

No matter the nature of your business, our role is to give you the tools you need to succeed. Our back office and accounting professionals have the expertise you need to deliver to you timely financial statements and cash flow statement that allow you to make real time decisions.  This affords you the confidence you need to run your business operations efficiently while optimizing profitability and meeting your business goals. 

Back Office Solutions

  • Daily deposit verification
  • Process invoices to business and general ledger accounts
  • Process vendor payments and resolve discrepancies
  • Set up and file 1099s as needed
  • Prepare sales and use tax returns

Cloud Accounting Services

  • Prepare detailed financial statements on a monthly or quarterly accounting cycle
  • Prepare journal entries
  • Obtain all pertinent financial information from online services (point-of-sale, inventory, bank accounts, etc.)
  • Reconcile monthly bank and credit card accounts

We have been clients for 25 years...

“I want an Antares Group bumper sticker to put on my car! I support them and they support me…they take care of all the office stuff so I can stay in my restaurants.”

Barry & Lorraine Degonzague

Succession & Transition Strategies

Creating a successful succession plan is about protecting the future of a business and/or brand and ensuring there is a strategy in place to ensure your business continues to thrive.

After years of investing time, money and other resources, it’s imperative to prepare for this next stage in business and life. Poor planning can increase risks for stakeholders and tarnish legacies. Let’s make sure the next generation is well-equipped and ready to take your life’s work and family legacy to an even greater level of success.

Each situation is unique because the needs of each one involved are unique. We carefully review each opportunity to determine how best to structure a transition while meeting your goals, complying with any brand licensing polices and minimizing the tax implications of the transfer.

  • Next generation succession planning
  • Retirement planning
  • Wealth management

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Technology Services

Antares Group’s technology team provides convenient hardware and software support, along with comprehensive cloud accounting services with 24/7 access to up-to-date financial information exactly the way you want it, on any connected device, with a customizable dashboard interface. We use best-in class cloud accounting platforms and software including Sage Intacct, Bill.com and robot process automation (RPA) with integration capabilities with some of the leading point-of-sale, payroll, and business operations management software programs.

Cloud accounting is just the beginning; Antares Group’s experienced technology team also performs system evaluations and makes recommendations for products and services that will help your business run more efficiently, as well as protecting your information and infrastructure with robust security options. Using the right technology for automation will simplify your life and keep your valuable data safe..

  • Technology and security optimization
  • Complete cloud accounting services
  • Computer troubleshooting assistance with remote and onsite repair

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Business Planning & Valuation

An accurate understanding of your company’s current value and financial viability is vital for achieving business success and the launch pad to boundless possibilities in the years to come. Realistic valuations are essential for long-term strategic plans, business successions and expansions, gift and estate planning, and a lucrative retirement package. Planning for where you want to go in the future is what our business and tax advisors do best. Whatever your goals, we are here to provide you with the right plan and insightful guidance to achieve it.

  • Trend reporting and analysis and business valuation
  • General business and start-up consulting
  • Major reinvestment planning
  • Cash flow projections

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Back Office Solutions

In such a fast-moving business environment, business owners need every advantage to succeed. Improving efficiency should be an ongoing part of your strategy for financial success, empowering you to make continuous improvements.

Whether your business is a single location seeking to grow effectively and sustainably, an established franchise brand adding new locations, or something in between, Antares Group provides a suite of back office services and the financial expertise to help business owners and managers achieve their operational and financial goals. In the process of supporting your essential back office operations with practical solutions, we analyze the function and effectiveness, looking for inefficiencies and potential liabilities, offering valuable insights for owners and managers.

  • Daily deposit verification and online banking monitoring
  • Process invoices and code general ledger accounts
  • Process vendor payments and file 1099s
  • Prepare and file sales and use tax returns
  • Reconcile bank, credit card and cashless sales accounts

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Tax Advisory

Minimizing your tax burden is a year-round strategy; planning for and preparing complex business and individual tax returns is where Antares Group excels. Beyond simply helping you fulfill basic tax obligations, you can rely on our tax advisory team to keep you informed of ever-changing regulations and keep you in compliance. We conduct regular reviews to make sure all methods of reducing your tax liabilities are being used. We routinely assess your personal income tax situation and cash flow to guard against the unexpected. This ongoing strategic analysis empowers you to maximize tax savings and capitalize on new opportunities.

In addition, we provide advisory services for new business startups, acquisitions, and dispositions. Through careful analysis, we help clients determine the best structure and make the process as seamless as possible.

  • Business and individual year-end tax returns
  • Personal property, gift, and trust income tax returns
  • Fixed asset setup and maintenance
  • Annual tax planning and preparation

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Cloud Accounting

Whether you run a small closely held business or a large franchise operation, maintaining a firm grasp of accounting and bookkeeping can be challenging. Between managing staff and overseeing daily operations, there is not enough time to dig into the books and make sense of the financials. You need to know the facts and the implications. – having precise, up-to-date information at hand means you always know your financial position so you can make informed decisions that keep your business moving forward.

The financial experts at Antares can create a custom menu of accounting and tax services perfectly catered to your business needs, including accurate and timely financial statements and reports, so you are always prepared to respond quickly to changing and challenging circumstances. Along the way, we provide clear feedback and financial guidance to help you predict trends and recognize issues, then make the necessary adjustments to sustain cash flow throughout the year.

  • Timely preparation of financial statements based on your particular needs
  • Complete preparation of sales, payroll, inventory, accrual, and prepaid journal entries
  • Meticulous monthly bank and credit card reconciliations

Let's get started.

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