First Coast CPA firm begins new year with new name


A long-established, North Florida CPA firm begins 2018 with a new name, marking only its third brand change in more than three decades.

Patrick & Robinson CPAs became Patrick & Raines CPAs on Jan. 1 when Adam Robinson left for an opportunity with Hartman, Blitch & Gartside, P&R announced in its blog, “Profit Statements.” P&R was started 35 years ago by Mark Patrick as Patrick & Associates. Tim Raines joined P&R six years ago and was promoted to partner last year.

Patrick said the change evolved amicably and the timing was virtually ideal for the partners’ career goals and the firm’s clients.

“We see this change as win-win for all involved, especially our clients,” Patrick said. “We’re honing our focus to more complex tax, accounting and assurance issues, while our clients will receive more attention to their individual needs just as the tax code is overhauled for the first time in a generation.”

As the bigger national firms continue their acquisitions in North Florida, Raines said he believes this change “keeps P&R a leader among the locally-owned and –managed CPA firms,” a niche important to small-business-friendly Jacksonville.

Privately-held businesses with tax and accounting needs and individuals with intricate tax issues “want to know their CPA personally…” Raines added. “They need us to know and explain their numbers— but don’t want to be treated as one.”

With offices in Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra, P&R offers the complete range of CPA services. In addition to tax and estate planning for individuals and businesses, the firm provides assurance (audit, review and compilation), accounting and payroll services to government and nonprofit organizations and privately-held businesses in the medical, construction, manufacturing, logistics and hospitality sectors.

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