Pivot CPAs named a ‘Best Place to Work’


Ponte Vedra Beach-based Pivot CPAs was recently named one of Jacksonville’s “Best Places to Work” by the Jacksonville Business Journal.

Pivot was honored as “a company whose benefits, policies and practices are top tier based on the results of a workplace satisfaction survey.” The survey was implemented by independent research firm Quantum Workplace. Pivot received 100 percent participation in the survey.

“Our goal is always to recognize how hard our team works, and to provide them not just the tools to get the job done, but to want to come here every day,” said Firm Tax Partner and Head of Human Resources Wendy Ranson, adding, “that every single person in this company offered their opinion and did so without any urging from senior management speaks volumes.”

Pivot was recognized for providing a positive work/life balance, allowing staff the opportunity to work remotely and/or job share and for its compensation and benefits program. During the busiest tax seasons, the company provides lunch for its employees, as well as office visits from massage therapists. Once April’s tax season is over, Pivot celebrates by sponsoring and hosting staff and their spouses at the Roscolusa singer-songwriter festival, as well as treating everyone to a day at THE PLAYERS Championship and a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game.  

In the fall, as the official CPA firm of the Web.com Tour Championship, Pivot provides several related hospitality opportunities for staff and clients. Pivot also encourages all staff to be actively involved in nonprofits, and typically supports that commitment financially. Pivot also treats staff to quarterly “Mental Heath Days,” where everyone is invited to an outing to relieve stress. Outings in the past have been to TopGolf, bowling and biking on the beach.

“Let’s face it, this is not a glamorous industry, and we want our staff to be energized about their jobs and committed to our clients, which means we need to provide an energized work environment and be committed to our staff,” added Ranson. “From January through April and again in October, we barely see the light of day, so we reward everyone with what we always hope is a great way to spend their time.”