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Your accountant should inquire about your goals and concerns, while being proactive to adapt your strategy as your needs and the environment changes. Our stability and commitment is evident – we have been serving clients in Southwest Florida and across the nation for over 60 years.

CS&L CPAs is a full service public accounting firm that was established in 1954. We provide taxation, accounting, auditing and consulting services to individuals, businesses and organizations. Through our strategic alliance with CPAmerica, we are able to offer our clients the best of both worlds: The attention of a local firm with the knowledge and resources of an international association.

CS&L has been named “Small Business of the Year” by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, a “Best Place to work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a “Best Company to Work for in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine.

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Ranked as a "Best Company to Work for in Florida"

Our employees and our community agree – CS&L is an outstanding place to work.

We have been recognized for our strong company culture and commitment to providing a great work environment for our employees. We were recently named “Small Business of the Year” by the Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, a “Best Place to work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal and a “Best Company to Work for in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine.

In addition, the firm and our staff have been featured in various publications for their expertise and commitment to the community. We pride ourselves on hiring exceptional candidates and providing an environment where our staff members can grow professionally and personally.

Tax Manager

The Tax Manager must have a full understanding of tax issues, including new regulations and complex topics in order to share knowledge with the team and find opportunities for clients.

Audit Senior

The Audit Senior is required to execute day-to-day in-charge auditor activities on our client engagements. This includes overseeing staffing and the flow of engagements.

Internship Program

CS&L offers a unique hands-on internship experience to better prepare candidates in the field of public accounting. We offer Spring, Summer and Fall internships with different areas of focus.

Latest CS&L News

CS&L Principal Named 2015 FICPA “Woman to Watch”

Susan Thompson, CPA
Bradenton, FL

Susan O’Neal Thompson, CPA; Principal at CS&L CPAs, has been honored with the state-wide “Women to Watch” Award, presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). The “Women to Watch” Awards recognize outstanding women leaders in the field of accounting.

Thompson was recognized in the “Experienced Leader” category at the opening keynote of the Mega CPE Conference in Orlando on June 11, 2015. Thompson’s involvement with local community organizations, in addition to her evident commitment to clients and employees, were cited as distinguishing characteristics that led to her being named an award winner.

“I’m honored to be the recipient of this prestigious award. Women are initiating positive change in the accounting industry and it’s a wonderful feeling to be recognized by the FICPA for my efforts and dedication to the profession,” says Thompson.

Susan O’Neal Thompson, CPA, is a Tax Principal at CS&L CPAs and will be the Principal in charge of the CS&L CPAs Tampa office, opening in August, 2015. Thompson has over 24 years experience in a variety of tax and audit services. She specializes in individuals, non-profit organizations, foundations, developers and pass-through entities.

CS&L Principal Named 2015 FICPA “Woman to Watch”

Bradenton, FL

Susan O’Neal Thompson, CPA; Principal at CS&L CPAs, has been honored with the state-wide “Women to Watch” Award, presented by the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). The “Women to Watch” Awards recognize outstanding women leaders in the field of accounting.

Special Announcement: CS&L Expanding in Tampa!

Tampa, FL

We are proud to announce CS&L CPAs is expanding our presence in the Tampa market and opening a new Tampa office in August, 2015. Susan O’Neal Thompson, Tax Principal at CS&L CPAs, will lead the expansion and manage the new office location.

CS&L Hosts Cookies for Charity

Sarasota/Bradenton, FL

On Friday, Feb. 13th, CS&L CPAs hosted a unique contest to support area organizations. Employees were asked to participate in a cookie decorating contest called “Cookies for Charity,” where winners of the contest would have an opportunity to award funds to local non-profits.

CS&L Hosts Annual Fundraiser to Benefit Manatee Children's Services

Bradenton, FL

For 14 years, CS&L CPAs has been participating in an annual giving campaign to provide Christmas gifts to children served by the Manatee Children’s Services emergency shelter.

CS&L Holds Costume Contest to Benefit Goodwill

Bradenton, FL

There was only one rule in CS&L’s Halloween Costume Contest – at least one item in an employee’s costume must be purchased at a Goodwill Store. CS&L employees accepted the challenge and showed up on Halloween morning as scarecrows, bank robbers, farmers, fairies, chefs and more.