Tampa, FL (PressExposure) November 20, 2009 -- Lisa Smithson, managing partner of ls and company today announced the addition of Robert E. White, CPA as partner of the Tampa Bay Area public accounting and business advisory firm.
"I joined ls and company for a few key reasons," said White. "They have an outstanding team of professionals in place that I look forward to working with; their delivery of service to entrepreneurs and family owned businesses is consistent with my beliefs regarding client service; and finally, It is clear that ls and company offers much more than your traditional accounting firm in terms of consulting and smart business advice."
White brings over 35 years of professional experience to his role as Shareholder-in-Charge of Practice Development. Prior to joining ls and company, White served as Partner-in-Charge of the Florida real estate industry group and firm wide cost segregation services for Cherry, Bekaert &Holland. White advised a diverse client base in all professional services including accounting, tax, profit enhancement, cost segregation, business management, strategic financial consulting, financing and financial planning. White has specific expertise with clients in industries such as healthcare, real estate, retail, wholesale distribution, not-for-profit, manufacturing and professional service industries.
"This is very exciting for ls and company, " said Founder Lisa Smithson. "Attracting a partner of Robert White's caliber has certainly confirmed everything we've been working so hard for since 1991. Our professional team is very excited at the additional opportunities that Bob has brought the team. We are very confident in our ability to exceed the expectations of the clients who have followed Bob to the firm."
White has authored articles on condominium associations, the investment of real estate in IRAs, cost segregation and timeshare operations, and has lectured at the local, state and national level on these and other topics of importance to the real estate industry. In addition, he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and he serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties (NAIOP). White is actively involved in the local community with a number of not-for-profit organizations, and serves as Chairman of Finance and board member for the Transitions Championship (PGA TOUR) and the Pediatric Cancer Foundation.