Firm Overview

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.

Today, Saltmarsh, Cleaveland and Gund is one of the largest CPA-led business advisory firms in the Southeast, serving clients throughout the U.S. and worldwide from offices across Florida and in Nashville, Tennessee. The firm has been recognized as one of the Top 200 Firms in the U.S. by INSIDE Public Accounting and a Regional Leader by Accounting Today.

Saltmarsh offers a full range of professional services, including specialized consulting services for many industries and high net worth individuals with investment management affiliate, Saltmarsh Financial Advisors, LLC - all based on the firm’s mission statement and core values:

"Achieving Success by
Contributing to the Success of Others"

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

What Sets Us Apart

While it is true that many Saltmarsh clients have spent their entire economic lives with the firm, many more have recognized their potential for growth and look to Saltmarsh for unparalleled service and guidance. They understand that stability, continuity, and dependability are the critical ingredients responsible for the firm's excellent personal service and long-standing reputation for quality.

Saltmarsh Marks 75th Anniversary in 2019

75th Anniversary

You don’t thrive in business for 75 years by becoming antiquated and old, but quite the opposite. Over the years, Saltmarsh has been committed to staying at the forefront, serving loyally alongside our clients and investing in our firm’s people and culture. While we’ve laid a solid foundation for success, we have no intention of slowing now. 

In 2019, we are proud to celebrate our 75th Anniversary with a focus on client appreciation, increased charitable work, employee enrichment, community engagement and planning for future generations of success.

"Reflecting on where we've been in 75 years and where we intend to go in the decades ahead, we believe we've got a solid foundation for the future built on generations of trust," commented Lee Bell, President. "We're proud to have been committed to our clients and communities for more than seven decades, and we are honored and humbled to have been of service to them over the years."

Learn more about our year-long celebration and festivities on our 75th Anniversary page.


BDO Alliance USA

BDO Alliance

We are an 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, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals.  The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices over 550 independent Alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 73,000 people working out of 1,500 offices across 162 countries.

BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms.  BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.

Saltmarsh CPA - Who We Are

Who We Are

Our professionals have the depth of experience, industry knowledge and worldwide resources to help you reach your goals. We put your success above all else as your trusted advisor.

Saltmarsh CPA - What We Do

What We Do

Saltmarsh offers a full range of professional services to accommodate your needs – from tax planning and accounting services to information technology and employee benefits consulting.

Saltmarsh CPA - Who We Serve

Who We Serve

Saltmarsh serves individuals and businesses. Personal attention, access to the right professionals and rapid response is how we serve.

Contact Us

FORT WALTON BEACH
(850) 243-6713

ORLANDO
(407) 203-8990

NASHVILLE
(615) 661-0885

PENSACOLA
(850) 435-8300

TAMPA
(813) 287-1111

info@saltmarshcpa.com
(800) 477-7458

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