About Us

Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund is one of the largest full-service accounting and advisory firms in the Southeast, offering deep expertise and specialized consulting for many industries and high net worth individuals with investment management affiliate, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, LLC.

Our firm has been recognized as one of Forbes’ Top Recommended U.S. Tax and Accounting Firms and named one of the Top Firms in the U.S. by INSIDE Public Accounting. Saltmarsh is also named a Regional Leader and a Best Firm to Work For by Accounting Today.

What Sets Us Apart

While it is true many Saltmarsh clients have spent their entire economic lives with our firm, many more have recognized their potential for growth and look to us for unparalleled expertise and service. They understand that stability, continuity, and dependability are critical ingredients responsible for the firm's reputation for integrity, quality and responsiveness. Our commitment to excellence is grounded in our mission statement and core values:

"Achieving Success by
Contributing to the Success of Others"

"Integrity and Honesty, Respect,
Creativity and Quality Service"

For generations, our mission and core values have defined our firm, but what do they look like in practice?  The "Saltmarsh Way" provides the answer, with 33 fundamentals outlining how we work with our clients, strategic partners and each other. They describe our firm’s unique culture. Learn more

Best of Accounting™ Award Recipient 

At Saltmarsh, we believe in delivering ‘legendary service’ and being ‘relentless about improvement’. Our passion for people and excellence is the foundation of our work and drives our client experience. 

We are a proud recipient of ClearlyRated’s Best of Accounting™ Award for exceptional client service. The award, based on client ratings, is presented to fewer than 1% of all accounting firms in the United States and Canada based on our Net Promoter® Score (NPS) of 79.5%. It is an honor to be recognized in this way as quality service has long been a core value of our firm. We are committed to being professional, reliable, accessible and knowledgeable. The process of surveying our clients regularly to gauge how we’re doing only helps us get better and deliver on these promises.

We AAM to Serve We AAM to Serve Logo

Service has always been at the core of our firm's culture. We believe it is an honor to give back and bring awareness to the needs and organizations working to make a difference in our communities. To commemorate outstanding achievement in community service and corporate social responsibility, Saltmarsh has received the coveted “We AAM to Serve” Award in recognition of our team’s passion for service and helping others achieve success.

Our Story

In 1944, Thomas Saltmarsh, Harold Cleaveland and Charles Gund pooled their talents and modest resources to form a partnership for the practice of accounting. Their success was attributed to their guiding principles of honesty and integrity, accuracy and thoroughness, quality client service and most importantly, the belief that service to the community is an individual, as well as a corporate, responsibility.

Over the years, we have focused on staying at the forefront of the industry, serving loyally alongside our clients and investing in our people and culture. While we have laid a solid foundation for success, we have no intention of slowing now.

The BDO Alliance USA

BDO Alliance

We are a proud independent member of the BDO Alliance USA, a nationwide association of independently owned local and regional accounting, consulting and service firms with similar client service goals. 

By supplementing our services, the BDO Alliance USA allows us to:

  • Enhance our client services and broaden our capabilities overall
  • Expand our domestic and international coverage
  • Gain greater technical knowledge in specialty areas
  • Utilize professionals with experience in a wide range of industries
  • Access the most up-to-date technical information
  • Participate in the latest training programs
  • Utilize state-of-the-art, customized computer systems
  • Provide our clients with key contacts and sophisticated professionals throughout the U.S.

The BDO Alliance USA brings us the necessary tools to help us better serve our clients with greater flexibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. The BDO Alliance USA is a subsidiary of BDO USA, P.A., a Delaware professional service corporation.