Oct. 17, 2017 – With the goal of continuing to attract top talent as they scale to create the nation’s leading virtual accounting firm, 1-800Accountant is pleased to announce the opening of their newest brick-and-mortar office located in the Carillon Park development, home to several Fortune 500 firms. The large and airy space will eventually grow to accommodate 200 employees in comfortable surroundings.
“1-800Accountant is one of those unique companies that is leveraging great technology but has never wavered in our belief that accounting is a unique profession and one that is very personal. It therefore requires a human component. That is why the key differentiator in all our products is that they come with an accountant,” said Brendon Pack, Chief Revenue Officer.
The St. Petersburg/Tampa metro area is quickly growing and boasts a strong economic base of knowledgeable workers. Rated as one of the “Best Places to Live in America” by U.S. News & World Report, the area is home to more than 3 million people. All of this adds up to an ideal place to live and play for top-notch professionals — the very people who make 1-800Accountant a great place to work.
“Most accounting firms haven’t changed. They are still using old technology. They haven’t adapted to the changing world. We are redefining what has traditionally been a fragmented industry. 1-800Accountant is on the leading edge of ushering in this paradigm shift for the accounting and tax industry,” said Pack.
The ability to serve clients virtually greatly reduces the cost of accounting services, making high-quality accountants readily available at affordable rates for anyone with internet access.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman and 1-800Accountant CEO Michael Savage, along with new employees, attended a kickoff event on October 12, 2017 to celebrate the new office opening. The office has been open since late August and is already assisting small-business owners and entrepreneurs with all their tax and accounting needs.