Natalie Kotlyar

Assurance Partner; Retail and Consumer Products at BDO USA, LLP and 2 other companies
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Natalie is a partner at BDO USA, LLP, the fifth-largest global accounting and consulting firm. She specializes in providing assurance services including audits of financial statements and internal controls, business advisory consulting and other attestation services for both public and private companies.

Natalie is the National Retail and Consumer Production industry group leader. She has experience in the following industry market segments: licensing, apparel and footwear (both luxury and mid-tier markets), skincare/cosmetics, jewelry and bedding. Natalie has extensive experience
working with SEC reporting companies including debt and equity offerings. She has participated in more than 20 mergers and acquisitions, where she was involved in the purchase transactions as well as the due diligence process.

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  • "Procrastination is going to be expensive," says Natalie Kotlyar, retail and consumer products national leader for financial firm BDO USA. Expect to pay at least three times as much for expedited service from many carriers. Plus, there is the possibility that even expedited services could face delays. "The volume (of mail) is certainly going to affect everyone," Kotlyar adds.

  • Natalie Kotlyar, a retail analyst for BDO, said a shop within a shop allows a retailer to test out a new customer base without the expense of an entirely new location.

    “It gives them the ability to open up many doors with a limited investment. And obviously also benefit from already established customer base of the larger retailer,” she said.

    Kotlyar said these partnerships can work, especially between brands that have something in common. “Similar customer base, similar aura about the two of them,” she said.

  • “Students heading back to school and workers returning to the office are likely the catalysts for the increased retail sales,” said Natalie Kotlyar, national leader of BDO’s retail and consumer products practice. “People who are back to working in a downtown office may be taking more shopping trips on their lunch break or after work. With school back in session and many teens vaccinated, parents may also be more comfortable allowing their teens to take shopping trips to the mall.”

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    Assurance Partner; Retail and Consumer Products
    started May 1994
    National Leader of Retail and Consumer Products Practice
    Leader of BDO’s Retail and Consumer Practice