Frequently Asked Questions

What does Taylor White do?

Taylor White is a boutique staffing firm that specializes in accounting and finance professionals, as well as contract consultants, in the local Tampa Bay market.  Through Taylor White, Taylor White Consulting, and our temporary/direct hire division, AccountAbility Staffing, we provide a “one stop shop” for accounting & finance needs in our area, whether you are a client seeking outstanding talent, or a candidate seeking a great career move.

What types of companies does Taylor White represent?

We service all the major employers here, with a mix of clients including publicly held, private, and entrepreneurial or VC/PEG backed. Our range encompasses companies large and small, as well as those in all phases of their life cycles, from start-up to high growth, and from maintenance to turnaround. 

What type of services do you offer?

Our service lines include traditional permanent placement, as well as hourly consulting for interim Controllers/CFO’s, as well as those with special transaction specialties (e.g., IPO, M&A, system implementations).  Our AccountAbility Staffing division supports clerical/bookkeeping and entry level needs within the same industry focus. 

How large is Taylor White?

Although our focus is relative narrow, we have a big presence here in Tampa Bay!  In fact, we were recently ranked as the largest independent Finance & Accounting specialty firm in the Tampa Bay market by the Tampa Bay Business Journal Book of Lists amongst all local recruiting firms, covering all industry niches.  Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing are comprised of 20+ professionals, all focused on serving candidates and clients in the Tampa Bay market.

Does Taylor White provide Interim-CFO services?

With over 18 years of professional C-suite recruiting expertise in Tampa Bay, Taylor White has developed exceptional relationships with a strong bench of local CFO level talent.  Whether your need is focused on a traditional fractional CFO to assess the existing strengths and opportunities within your company, or you need someone with specific transactional expertise (e.g., initial public offering, merger/disposition, financial restructuring, etc.), Taylor White is uniquely positioned to find the best resource to support your needs.

Does Taylor White provide Sarbanes Oxley & other Control Assurance services?

In response to the evolving requirements for public companies related to the Internal Audit function and Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) compliance, Taylor White Consulting has developed a proven methodology and employed an experienced, dedicated team of local Control Assurance experts to meet our client’s needs.  Whether you are looking to outsource or supplement your existing Internal Audit function, improve the quality of your control policies & procedures documents, or implement/maintain ongoing SOX certification requirements, Taylor White Consulting has the resources available to meet your needs in an efficient, cost-effective manner.  We offer a full range of Control Assurance Services on an hourly basis, with no minimum contract requirements.

Why should I work with Taylor White?

Taylor White’s business model has always been simple…create a firm of accountants and finance professionals to support the needs of other accounting and finance professional here in Tampa Bay.  Our exceptional, seasoned team all has backgrounds in our profession, most with active CPA certifications and public accounting experience.  This means, as a client, you are talking to someone who speaks your language and understands your specific hiring needs, and who knows how best to evaluate solid accounting & finance talent.  As a candidate, you’re speaking to someone who has been in your shoes and can provide definitive, supportive guidance on how best to grow your career. 

We have worked hard to build what we believe is the best accounting & finance recruiting team in our market, with the technical expertise AND the dedication to providing the absolute best candidate & client service.

What is the difference between Taylor White and AccountAbility Staffing?

Taylor White and AccountAbility Staffing are two halves of one whole.  Taylor White’s focus is permanent placement and consulting/contract support for resources at the senior accountant/financial analyst level up to CFO.  AccountAbility Staffing supports lighter level accounting & finance needs, including accounts payable, accounts receivable/collections, payroll, data entry, staff accountant/bookkeeper and much more.  Regardless of your need, you are assured of the same level of service and quality that has come to be associated with the Taylor White name.

What markets do Taylor White and AccountAbility Staffing serve?

Both our divisions serve clients in the broader Tampa Bay market, including Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk & Sarasota/Manatee counties.  We will step outside those markets for a great client and have had success in doing so.  We recruit talent on a National basis for placements here in Tampa Bay.  Additionally, we have a dedicated team focused specifically on the Sarasota/Bradenton market.

What if I don’t have an Accounting or Finance degree or background?

The majority of our focus is indeed accounting & finance related.  However, Taylor White is able to conduct contingent or retained searches for our clients seeking top talent from different functional disciplines.  Recruiting experts with specific hands-on exposure to sales & marketing, operations, human resources, IT and more can be employed to conduct searches for candidates that meet your needs.

We are always interested in connecting with great talent and will do our best to provide referrals or market insights to those that we may not be in the best position to help. 

How do I get started with Taylor White?

Whether you are a client seeking an outstanding hire, or a candidate seeking a great career move, all it takes to get started with Taylor White is a conversation.  We have learned that the best way to serve our clients and candidates is through listening, really learning your needs and motivations, and then working with our portfolio of career coaches/recruiters to exceed your expectations.  Contact Taylor White or AccountAbility Staffing today, either by completing this form or calling us directly at (813) 223-2230.