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Frequently Asked Questions – Becker CPA, P.A. Merger
Why did Becker CPA merge with Hancock Askew?
Hancock Askew & Co. has a strong culture similar to the culture we’ve established at our firm. Both firms are service-oriented, client-focused and employee-centric. The stronger practice formed as a result of this merger will better position us to provide tax, accounting, auditing and advisory services throughout the Greater Tampa area. As one firm, we will still provide local, personalized service, but with the expertise of more than 250 people behind us in offices in Tampa, Miami, and Jacksonville, Florida as well as Savannah, Atlanta, and Augusta, Georgia.
As part of the merger, Bill Becker will join Hancock Askew as a Tax Principal.
Will I still have the same accountant?
Yes, Bill Becker, whom you’ve been accustomed to working with over the years will remain on the team. Relationships are critical in this business and we are committed to maintaining and reinforcing the trust you’ve placed in our firm.
Will my rates go up?
Nope! This merger is about uniting our two firms for the purpose of providing our clients with access to a more robust service line and a highly regarded team of industry experts – not raising rates. You will see absolutely no negative changes in the service you currently receive, your fees or your service team unless there are changes in your circumstances or changes caused by a new tax law or issue. You will have a new logo on your invoice, as well as new payment options and instructions.
How will this merger impact me?
Most importantly, the people you know, trust and depend on will be the same people that continue serving you in the future. Your daily interactions won’t change, but you will have access to a more diverse team of professionals with new specialties to better serve you.
Through this combination, we’ll be able to better serve our clients with enhanced niches and services. Becker CPA clients will now have direct access to a wider array of services including: financial statement audits, employee benefit plan audits, internal audit, IT risk assurance, transaction advisory and many more. Hancock Askew also offers more robust specialty teams in various industries like manufacturing and distribution, public companies, real estate and construction, nonprofit organizations, technology and franchise businesses.
Will you be changing your location?
We will relocate to Hancock Askew’s Tampa office at 442 W. Kennedy Blvd., #240, Tampa, FL 33606.
In addition to the Tampa office, Hancock Askew also has offices in Miami and Jacksonville, Florida and Savannah, Atlanta and Augusta, Georgia.
Will the company have a new name?
Yes! Becker CPA, P.A. will now be known as Hancock Askew & Co., LLP (HAC).
How do I contact my accountant?
Our new phone number will be 813.254.2727.
Effective immediately, the email addresses of the Becker CPA team will change. The new team email addresses are set up in the following way:
[first initial][last name]@hancockaskew.com
For example, if you would like to contact Bill Becker, his new email address is email@example.com.
Please update your records accordingly. Our old email addresses will temporarily forward to the new email addresses, and we will alert you when that time period ends.
If you have additional questions, please give us a call at: 813.533.1814.
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