Jacksonville, FL (November 9, 2020) – Hancock Askew & Co., LLP, a regional full-service tax, audit, accounting and advisory firm is excited to announce that S. Mark Hand and his great team at S. Mark Hand & Associates, a Jacksonville tax and advisory practice, have joined the firm. Mark will join the Partnership of Hancock Askew and existing Partner, Allen Akins, will relocate to Jacksonville to help lead the growth efforts in the area.
Hancock Askew and S. Mark Hand & Associates serve similar client bases and are strategically aligning to expand tax, audit, accounting and advisory services to the Greater Jacksonville area. This solidifies the firm’s standing as a premiere Georgia and Florida firm with three full-service offices in Georgia (Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta) and three full-service offices in Florida (Miami, Tampa and now Jacksonville).
S. Mark Hand & Associates specializes in tax, accounting, business valuations and litigation support to various clients, including individuals and businesses. These specialties complement existing service areas at Hancock Askew and together the teams can provide expanded services and resources to existing and new clients.
Michael McCarthy, Managing Partner – Hancock Askew & Co. said, “Our merger with S. Mark Hand & Associates in Jacksonville, Florida is an integral part of the firm’s strategic plan to expand our brand and presence in the Florida market. We are excited to have them become a part of the Hancock Askew family and grow our Jacksonville office together.”
Mark Hand, Founder/Owner – S. Mark Hand & Associates said, “We hold similar values as Hancock Askew and this merger allows us to provide additional services and resources to our clients, all while maintaining our commitment to quality of work and excellent client service.”
Allen Akins, Partner – Hancock Askew & Co. said, “I’ve been serving many great clients in the Jacksonville area for years and I am happy to become a local resource for them. Together as a team, we are ready to grow in Jacksonville, bring value to our clients, and create new opportunities for our people.”
About Hancock Askew & Co.
Hancock Askew is a professional services firm tracing its origins back to 1910. The firm provides services that include audit, tax, accounting, internal audit, IT risk assurance and advisory, SOC examinations, transaction advisory, business valuations and other critical business consulting services. With existing offices in Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta, Georgia as well as Miami, Tampa and now Jacksonville, Florida; our staff of over 180 professionals provides support to an array of clients ranging from emerging businesses to large corporations, nonprofit organizations to publicly traded companies. Hancock Askew is an independent member of the BDO Alliance USA. For more information about Hancock Askew, visit www.hancockaskew.com.