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Partner with a Strong, Diversified Team

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Partner with a Strong, Diversified Team

Serving Southwest Florida 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. CS&L is a widely recognized name in the community due to the outstanding reputation of our preceding partners: Bob Christopher, Rick Smith and Ed Leonard. We are comprised of approximately 55 professional staff members, including eight Principals, between our offices in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa.

We pride ourselves on our commitment to understand each client’s unique situation, provide a high quality service experience, and offer exceptional solutions based on our clients’ personal goals or business objectives. Our Principals and staff are highly involved in the surrounding communities; many serve on local non-profit boards, frequently attend community meetings and events, and support a variety of charitable activities.

CS&L has been recognized among the nation's "Best Firms for Equity Leadership" by the Accounting MOVE Project, named a “Small Business of the Year” by both the Sarasota and Manatee Chambers of Commerce, and a “Best Place to work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal. We are a member of CPAmerica International, which allows us to offer our clients the best of both worlds: The attention of a local firm with the knowledge and resources of an international association.

Mission Statement

CS&L CPAs is a public accounting firm where understanding your unique needs and creating exceptional solutions is our highest mission.

  • For our clients, we pledge to provide the finest level of personal service and technical expertise to exceed your expectations
  • For our firm, we will foster an enjoyable workplace based on open communication and mutual respect, while encouraging initiative, excellence, teamwork and loyalty
  • For our community, we will continue our 60+ year tradition of service and leadership