Pivot CPAS promotes four employees

Growing firm cultivates talent from within to better serve clients


To keep up with the fast-paced, growing Jacksonville economy, Ponte Vedra-based Pivot CPAs has promoted four key staffers, including two Ponte Vedra residents, to leadership roles.

Managing Partner Peter Reynolds, whose firm has grown 45 percent over the last five years, last week announced the promotions of the following people:

·       Darrell Clarkson (Ponte Vedra resident) was named tax principal. Formerly tax manager, Clarkson will take on a leadership role within the company and additional focus on business development. He will have an active role in managing, mentoring and training staff.   

·       Debra Smith (Ponte Vedra resident) was named senior tax manager, working extensively with small business clients to provide tax preparation and tax planning services for individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.

·       Eric Sevatson was named tax senior accountant, handling complex tax returns and resolving more complex tax matters than in his previous role as an entry-level tax accountant. The new role calls for increased communication directly with clients and with junior personnel. 

·       Kyle Vincent was named assurance senior. In his new role, Vincent will be more involved in the planning, research and management of client engagements, as well as supervise junior assurance staff by providing guidance and overall review of deliverables.

Reynolds said promoting from within is important for his firm.

“It is part of our cultural and brand philosophy that we take care of the people, and we take care of our clients,” he said. “These four have constantly shown leadership skills as well as being talented accountants, and we are thrilled to provide them opportunity to grow.”