Jay Clarkson | CPA | Principal

Jay Clarkson has been a CPA for more than 20 years and has provided services to not-for-profit organizations, closely-held businesses, country clubs, construction companies, common interest realty associations, and employee benefit plans during that time. Jay brings to our clients the added perspective of having been a CFO for a closely-held business responsible for cash management, development of internal controls, and financial reporting both for management and outside parties. Jay has been heavily involved with the Sarasota community and has served on a variety of boards for not-for-profit organizations. He finds that his not-for-profit expertise provides beneficial insight when working with these organizations in his voluntary leadership roles.

Areas of Expertise
  • Construction/Real Estate
  • Healthcare
  • Not-for-Profit Organizations
  • Retail/Manufacturing
  • Audit & Assurance Solutions
  • CFO & Accounting Solutions
  • Management Advisory Solutions

Valuable Results

  • Audits, Reviews & Compilations
  • Agreed Upon Procedure
  • Management Consulting
  • Acquisition Due Diligence Reviews
  • Internal Auditing Solutions
  • Cash Flow & Budgeting
  • Accounting System Review
  • 401(k) & 403(b) Plan Audits
  • Internal Control Improvement

Community Involvement

  • Leadership Sarasota Executive Committee – Past Member
  • USF Accounting Advisory Council – Past Board Member
  • FICPA Gulf Coast Chapter Former – Board Member
  • Girls Incorporated of Sarasota – Past Treasurer
  • Sarasota Opera Association Inc. – Past Treasurer

Credentials You Can Trust

  • Masters in Accounting – University of Florida
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting – University of Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant (State of Florida)

Why Choose CS&L

Founded in 1954, CS&L CPAs (Christopher, Smith, Leonard, & Stanell, P.A.) is a full-service public accounting firm, providing a wide range of solutions including taxation, accounting, auditing, business technology consulting, and pension administration.

We operate in a paperless, eco-friendly environment and utilize the latest technology to efficiently serve our clients. The firm has offices in Bradenton, Sarasota, and Tampa.