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I have been a Florida licensed CPA since 1979 working for a variety of CPA firms from a ‘Big Eight’ firm to larger local CPA firms. All but 2 years of my career have been spent working in Sarasota. My family moved to Sarasota in 1959 when I was 4. I am a graduate of Florida State University where I earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting degree with honors. My public accounting experience is broad and includes over 30 years of tax, audit and accounting services. I enjoy my work immensely, but I also enjoy working with my beef cattle on my family’s small ranch in eastern Sarasota County with my wife and our 3 teenage children.
My firm opened for business on September 1, 1991 to serve individuals and businesses in the Sarasota area with their tax and accounting needs. Since the beginning, most of my firm’s services have been in the area of tax preparation and planning. My focus is on providing personal service with consistent quality. Clients’ expect their CPA to be thoroughly familiar with their tax returns, finances and business and that expectation is an important principle in how I manage my practice. In a larger firm setting, the CPA owner usually meets and greets the clients but the real work is performed by lower level staff. After a few years of this approach, the large firm CPA loses touch with the needs of the client. That does not happen in my firm. Although I use part-time professional staff for bookkeeping and tax data entry particularly during my busy tax season, I either personally prepare or review all client tax returns.
Lawrence J. Magill, CPA, PA, is a licensed CPA firm by the State of Florida and I have personally been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) since 1980. I am subject to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct in addition to Florida laws and rules governing CPAs. Quality is important in my firm and I believe that directly results in better service to you.