Stephen M. Bunch, CPA - Managing Partner

Stephen M. Bunch, CPA is the managing partner at Spoor Bunch Franz. Steve joined the Firm in February of 2006 and became partner in 2010.  He is responsible for the Firm’s financial reporting department. Steve started his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Tampa in August of 1999. Steve worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 5 years primarily concentrating on professional sports teams including the New York Yankees and New Jersey Devils. Steve also spent almost 2 years with Deloitte & Touche in Tampa working primarily with large public companies and development stage biotechnology companies.

Steve’s focus is providing tax compliance, tax planning, financial accounting/assurance, and management consulting services to physician practices, professional healthcare firms, automobile dealers, and other middle market companies.  Aside from financial accounting and tax compliance, Steve strives to engage with a client in every aspect of their business that affects operational and financial performance and to counsel them through those issues when requested. Engaging deeply with each client has led Steve to provide additional services outside the traditional accounting function such as arranging financing, physical site selection, negotiating with manufacturers banks and other third party stakeholders, outsourced operational support (CFO/COO), and mergers and acquisitions due diligence. His philosophy is to be responsive to each client’s needs on a timely basis and to remain engaged and plugged in to the business and tax issues they face and provide simple and easy to understand solutions for those issues. 

Steve is a member of the AICPA and FICPA and currently sits on the FICPA UF Accounting Conference (named Outstanding Committee by the FICPA for 2007-2008). Steve is a member of the Board of Directors of the University of Florida Alumni Association, the advisory Board of Synovus Bank of Florida, and the John B Gorrie Foundation Board of Directors.  Steve is a past Chairman of the Board and Treasurer of the Humane Society of Pinellas County, and past president of Kappa Alpha Order Tampa Alumni Chapter . He is also a graduate of Leadership Pinellas Class of 2009. Steve is a native Floridian and currently resides in Tampa with his wife and three children.

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