Growing Your Firm | Strategies for Accountants, CPA's, Bookkeepers , and Tax Professionals

Some would consider Brannon, the head coach of accountants. He knows the key plays. The calls. The drills. But most of all, he knows how to help accountants win! For more than 20 years, Brannon has worked in the accounting field, with the last decade focused on assisting accountants in writing their next chapter in life by navigating how to buy and sell accounting firms successfully. He is also the creator of Accounting Practice Academy, an online course that is transforming accountants on how they run their practice.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina’s prestigious Darla Moore School of Business, Brannon entered the accounting world with international giants Ernst & Young and Elliott, Davis & Company. The Greenwood, SC native, quickly realized his entrepreneur spirit and, in 1995, became a partner in a plumbing distribution business. A few years later, he dove into the manufacturing industry and then sold his interest to pursue his own business.

Brannon started brokering accounting firms in 2003 with a vision to build the best possible accounting brokerage firm in North America and opened the doors of Poe Group Advisors shortly thereafter. Honing in on its unique and seamless way to pair buyers and sellers, Poe Group Advisors wasted no time going from start-up to an internationally sought-after brand.

Brannon has built a team of specialists, with offices throughout the U.S. and Canada, dedicated to bringing the best terms to the table and ensuring a pleasant experience, making Poe Group Advisors the service leader in the accounting brokerage industry. With nearly two decades of successful accounting practice sales, Brannon and the entire team at Poe Group Advisors provide unmatched resources, insight and knowledge. Since Brannon founded Poe Group Advisors, together with his team, they have facilitated the sale and purchase of more than 400 accounting firms.

Recognizing that he was sitting on a plethora of knowledge, Brannon published “Accountant’s Flight Plan” in 2010. Filled with practical, time-tested strategies, Brannon’s manuscript has become one of the most popular books on the market for accountants wanting to level up. In 2016, Brannon followed up his first book with “On Your Own!: How to Start Your Own CPA Firm”.

Due to his thought-leadership, Brannon continues to be featured by the AICPA and CPA Canada, the world’s largest member associations representing the accounting profession. He has published numerous blogs, podcasts and articles. To learn more about Brannon, visit

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Jackie Meyer, CPA, CTC is President and Founder of Meyer Tax Consulting LLC, in Southlake, Texas. Her team works with executives on strategic tax planning. With her team working completely virtual across the state of Texas, the firm stays on the cutting edge of technology working closely with industry leaders on innovative products and offerings.

Jackie began her career in finance while obtaining a BS in Finance at UT Arlington. After realizing a zeal for taxes, she began working at Deloitte Tax while pursuing a MSA at Southern Methodist University. Her passion to combine technology with unparalleled client service came to light at age 27 as one of the youngest female CPA firm owners. At the same time, Jackie became a best practice consultant at conferences and accounting firms across the nation.

Wanting to harvest drive and opportunity for others, she works with local nonprofits to mentor those less fortunate in their education, career, and business ventures. Jackie also has two young children and and loving husband, Mark, with whom she attends Gateway church and explores other cultures and the world with.

Specialties include concierge CPA services for family offices, entity planning and selection, IRS representation, Multi-State investments, TX Margin Tax, and Oil & Gas accounting. She has a passion for taxes and educating the public on their rights. Going green with latest technologies and a paperless office, our clients range from Dallas locals to international remote businesses.

Request a complimentary consultation on our website, e-mailing, or calling 888-272-1258.

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What is The Largo Group? In musical terms Largo means methodical. The vision for our company is to offer a methodical approach to accounting and tax services so that the business owner has the key information they need in real time.

The Largo Group was founded by Anne Gannon, CPA in 2016. Anne has 15+ years experience and began her career as a CPA with a big-five accounting firm in Boston, MA where she quickly realized the only winner in the 'busy season' approach was the accounting firm.

As the daughter of a life-long entrepreneur, Anne knew her dream was to make a difference in the accounting world. Anne started her quest to be different from scratch while at home with two small children and also teaching accounting at the collegiate level. To say those days were interesting would be an understatement!

Working as an Instructor of Accounting teaching upper-level accounting and finance courses at Florida Atlantic University and Eastern Florida State College reinforced the fact that most business owners have never been given the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of accounting. And yet, in order to be successful, all business owners need to know accounting fundamentals.

While teaching during the day, Anne began to experiment with how finances could be better explained to business owners. Starting with a handful of small business clients, she began to develop The Largo Group Signature Monthly report, and experimented with the key information these business owners needed to be successful.

The Core Principles of The Largo Group Vision:

Flat fee approach
Financial Analysis Included
Above-and-beyond customer service
Education and Guidance
In the last five years the Largo Group has continued to provide this innovative approach to businesses across the U.S.

Eventhough our team has grown, Anne continues to push The Largo Group to provide the highest level of service and build long-term relationships with our clients.

The Largo Group is truly The Evolution of Monthly Accounting, and we look forward to working with you on your accounting needs.

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Aly & Andrew's All Aussie Accounting Adventures + CAANZ Acuity podcast host, 2021 Partner of the Year & Overall Excellence Awards + 2019 Women in Finance Small Business Adviser & Principal of the year awards + Top 50 Woman in Accounting & 2018 SA SMSF & Accounting Professional of the Year, Partner of the Year and Overall Excellence Awards and Founder of one of the Top 50 Cloud Accountants in Australia and winner of the 2021 Boutique Firm of the Year (<30 employees) + 2020 Accountants Daily Start Up Firm of the Year, All In Advisory,

As a Fellow CA and tax agent, I draw on over 25 years of experience to deliver customised accounting, taxation, advisory, transactional and cloud solutions. I am a leader in the tourism industry and cloud revolution space helping to elevate businesses to the cloud and deliver automation to future proof businesses, delivering efficiencies and improving profitability.

I am passionate about seeing businesses thrive and adapt in these times of rapid change. The ultimate success for me has come about by combining my love for my work with my passion for my family & I have built my life around this foundation.

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