Susan Thompson | CPA | Principal

Susan Thompson has more than 30 years of experience in providing tax and audit services in the Tampa Bay region. She specializes in individuals, developers, pass- through entities, nonprofit organizations, and foundations. She joined CS&L CPAs in 1991 and currently serves as the in-charge principal of the Tampa office. For her contributions to her profession and the business community, she has been recognized by the Tampa Bay Business Journal as a Business Woman of the Year Finalist and as the 2015 recipient of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants Woman to Watch: Experienced Leader Award.

Areas of Expertise
  • Construction/Real Estate
  • Foundations
  • Pass-through Entities
  • Estates and Trust
  • Personal Tax Solutions and Succession Planning

Valuable Results

  • Tax Planning & Compliance
  • Management Consulting
  • IRS Representation
  • Cash Flow & Budgeting
  • Like Kind Exchanges
  • Entity Selection
  • Uniform Capitalization
  • Property Management Accounting System Review
  • Audits, Reviews & Compilations

Credentials You Can Trust

  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Emory University
  • Masters in Accounting – University of Florida
  • Certified Public Accountant (State of Florida)

Community Involvement

  • Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
  • Member, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
  • Member, Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce
  • Junior League of Tampa Sustaining Member
  • Junior League of Tampa Past: President, Community Vice-President, VP Finance, Sustainer Member Executive Board
  • Leadership Tampa Alumni Member
  • Leadership Tampa Class of 2018
  • Winner FICPA Experienced Leader Award – 2015
  • Finalist TBBJ Business Woman of the Year – 2014-2015
  • Pediatric Cancer Foundation Past Treasurer
  • Robinson High School IB Link Past President
  • Past Treasurer, Robinson High School Foundation 
  • Coleman Middle School PTA Past Treasurer
  • Dale Mabry Elementary PTA Past President and Treasurer
  • Past Event Co-Chair, Moffitt Cancer Center’s Key to the Cure 
  • Past member Mayor’s Homeless Coalition Task Force 
  • Past member Tampa Theatre Restoration Committee 
  • Member, Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church 

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.