Frequently Asked Questions

Taylor White is a boutique executive staffing firm that specializes in accounting and finance professionals, as well as contract consultants and Fractional/Interim CFO services, in the Tampa Bay market and beyond. Through Taylor White, Taylor White Consulting, AccountAbility Staffing and Taylor White Contract Recruiting, 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.

AccountAbility is a division of Taylor White focused specifically on Accounting & Finance needs at the lighter end of the career spectrum. We apply the same rigorous screening process and quality focus that has been become synonymous with the Taylor White name.  We focus on Direct Hire, Temp-to-Perm, or true Temporary support.

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.

We service the majority of employers here in Tampa Bay, 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.

Our service lines include traditional permanent placement, as well as consulting.  The latter includes true interim or fractional needs, as well as those looking to support special transaction (e.g., IPO, M&A, system implementations).  We also offer Sarbanes-Oxley & Control Assurance services for companies required to provide management certification, or for those simply to seeking more comfort with their internal control structure.  Our AccountAbility Staffing division supports clerical/bookkeeping and entry level needs with the same industry focus.

We are proud to say 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.  Taylor White & AccountAbility Staffing are comprised of 20+ professionals, all focused on serving candidates and clients, both here in Tampa Bay and in the State of Florida.

With over 18 years of professional C-suite recruiting expertise, Taylor White has developed exceptional relationships with a strong bench of 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.

Taylor White has a proven track record of providing Sarbanes-Oxley & Control Assurance services.  We offer project management for initial SOX implementation and/or optimization and maintenance of your ongoing compliance.  Our dedicated team of experienced Control Assurance experts can assist you, whether you are looking to outsource or supplement your existing Internal Audit function, improve the quality of your control documentation, or simply gain assurance that you have the right controls in place for your business.

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 members all have a background 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.

Both our divisions serve clients in the broader Tampa Bay market, including Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk & Sarasota/Manatee counties.  As it relates to our interim/fractional CFO services, as well as our Sarbanes-Oxley and Control Assurance team, we serve clients on a National level.  We recruit talent on a National basis for placements here in Tampa Bay.  Additionally, we have a dedicated team and secondary office location focused specifically on supporting the Sarasota/Bradenton market.

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 insight to those that we may not be in the best position to help.

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 – taking the time to learn your needs and motivations, and then working with a member of our recruiting team to exceed your expectations.  Contact Taylor White or AccountAbility Staffing today, either by visiting our Contact Us page, calling us directly at (813) 223-2230, or by emailing us at