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Helping clients succeed for 100+ years
Creating opportunities for success
You come first at Hancock Askew. We are passionately engaged in what is best for our clients, our employees and our communities. Our vision is to put others first and create opportunities for success by adhering to our core values. These values are present in every interaction that we have.
Whether we are advising our clients, leading our people, or serving our communities, we strive to be a trusted advisor by always seeking to do what is best for others.
We are passionate about the work we do and the opportunity we have to serve others.
We are proactive and engaged in the businesses of our clients, the lives of our people, and the communities we serve. We strive to plan and consider what is best for you rather than just reacting as events unfold.
We desire to do what is best, be our best, and seek best solutions for all we are privileged to serve.
100+ years of history
Charles Neville left the electric industry to start his own accounting and auditing firm, The Charles Neville Audit Co. His office was located in the Savannah Bank and Trust Building at 109 Gwinnett Street in Savannah, Georgia. Four years later, Neville changed the name of the firm to Charles Neville & Co.
Mack H. Barnes, Sr. and J. T. McIver joined the firm as partners in 1918, changing the name of the firm to Neville, McIver, Barnes & Co.The firm operated under this name until Neville and McIver retired from the firm in 1933.
Barnes renamed the firm M. H. Barnes & Co. in 1934. That same year, Walter C. Askew, Jr. came to work for Barnes as an accountant. Askew was offered a position as partner in 1949, along with William A. Mills. The firm became Barnes, Askew, Mills & Co. and operated under that name until 1961. During that time, Walter C. Askew, III came to work for his father.
In 1945, Donald F. Stewart began his own accounting firm on Bay Street named Donald Stewart, CPA. The name was changed to Stewart & Hancock, CPA’s when James Hancock, Jr. joined the firm as a partner in 1956. Irwin Mazo started working there that same year and became a partner in 1957 after Stewart retired. The firm was renamed as Hancock, Mazo & Co. and operated under that name until 1965.
Askew, III joined with Hancock and Mazo to form Hancock, Mazo & Askew, CPA’s. After the offices at Factors Walk burned in 1973, the firm was moved to 570 E. York Street and J. Harry Haslam, Jr, joined the firm.
The name was changed one final time to Hancock Askew & Co., LLP in 1981. In 1986 J. Harry Haslam, Jr. was promoted to Managing Partner and was succeeded as Managing Partner in 2011 by Michael T. McCarthy.
Hancock Askew & Co., LLP moved to the newly constructed facility located at 100 Riverview Drive. The 3-story building and surrounding land provide the prestigious accounting firm with plenty of room for continued growth in the future.
Hancock Askew opened an office in Atlanta. In November 2011, the office merged with the CPA firm of Jackson, Reece and Scott, PC, which expanded the staff and firm service offerings in the Atlanta area.
Hancock Askew announced the official opening of its new office in Miami, Florida. The expansion accompanied the firm’s recognition of the need to provide additional infrastructure for its growing client base in the Southeast, as well as gain access to a growing international market
Hancock Askew announced a merger with The Brand Tax Group in Tampa, Florida. This merger further expanded the firm’s reach in the Florida marketplace.
Hancock Askew announced a merger with McElderry & Associates in Atlanta, Georgia. This merger expanded the tax practice in Atlanta and added a firm presence in Augusta, Georgia.
In February 2020, Hancock Askew announced the formation of Clarity Capital Advisors, a consulting firm specializing in interim/fractional CFO solutions, M&A and general corporate finance advice.
In May 2020, Hancock Askew launched Abricto Security, which provides information security consulting and solution services with specializations in penetration testing and cloud security.
In July 2020, Hancock Askew announced a merger with CA P.A., a local Miami tax and accounting firm. CAPA joined the existing Miami office of Hancock Askew in Coral Gables, Fl.
In November 2020, Hancock Askew announced a merger with S. Mark Hand & Associates, P.A. in Jacksonville, Florida. This merger expanded the firm’s accounting and tax practice in Florida and added a firm presence in Jacksonville.
In January 2022, Hancock Askew announced a merger with Mason Advisory Group in Atlanta, Georgia. This merger expanded the firm’s tax and accounting practice in the Peachtree Corners, GA office.
In October 2022, Hancock Askew merged with Becker CPA, P.A. and William (Bill) Becker joined the firm as a Tax Principal in the Tampa, FL office.
In June 2023, Hancock Askew merged with Ferrell & Kelly, CPAs. Through this merger, Hancock Askew established a strong Orlando market presence and built upon the firm’s strategic growth strategy to be a premiere Georgia and Florida firm.
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