‘Still the CPA on 30A’: Brad Congleton reflects on past 10 years of success

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 09:27 AM.

“… to have my own CPA firm,” said Congleton, who received his CPA certification in 2000. Shortly thereafter, he came to 30A, and the rest is history.

Congleton’s client base has grown with the area, and between his new and old customers, Congleton stays busy throughout the year, especially during tax season.

He said he spends between 11 to 12 hours working per day during the weeks leading up to the tax deadlines. Though he prepares both corporate and personal tax returns, Congleton offers much more than that. The operation provides a wide range of services to local clients that include payroll, business accounting, financial statement preparation, homeowners' association accounting, estate and retirement planning, and corporation and limited liability company formation.

Congleton says these services allow his clients to regain their free time.

“If you work during the day and then at night you have to do accounting for your business, then you need to ask yourself: ‘how much time do you spend doing that?’ ” said Congleton. “Your free time … it’s very valuable."

“You take care of running the business and I’ll take care of how much you are making and the tax planning,” Congleton said he tells clients. “You can call me any time, I don’t have any qualms about answering calls after hours.”

Because in the end, it’s all about those who have through the years helped him not just persevere in business, but thrive.

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