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Since 1984, Gregory, Sharer & Stuart maintains the personalized touch of a small accounting firm while accumulating the resources of a large, national firm.

Founded in 1984, Gregory, Sharer & Stuart is an independent public accounting firm with over 60 employees and 11 shareholders. Gregory, Sharer & Stuart is truly a full-service CPA firm, specializing in tax services, wealth strategies and services and audit and assurance services, to name a few. The firm offers expertise in a variety of industries, including healthcare, insurance, manufacturing, construction and real estate development. Gregory, Sharer & Stuart provides its diverse clients with a unique combination of personal attention and advanced specialization – unlike any other firm in the Tampa Bay area.

Company Overview

Company Name

Gregory, Sharer & Stuart

Year Established

1984 (34)

Number of Employees



At Gregory, Sharer & Stuart, our objective is to provide owners and executives with a level of tax, accounting and auditing support they can’t find anywhere else. That means being available when you need us, as well as anticipating your accounting service needs before you’re even aware. It means finding solutions to fundamental financial reporting challenges – from managing a startup, to generating sustained growth, to helping a troubled business turn around and passing a thriving business on to the next generation of owners. It also means finding answers to unique issues and tax accounting concerns, and helping you to implement the appropriate solutions.

Awards & Accolades

One of only 13 companies that made the Tampa Bay Times’ “Top 100 Workplaces” list every year from 2010 to 2017.

Core values/mission statement

“Right Answers. Right Now” is not just a company slogan, it is a mindset that drives every interaction we have with our clients. It means that we will do everything we can to provide the answers you need for whatever accounting or auditing challenge you’re facing in your business – and we’ll do it without delay.

Company Leadership

James Newman

Managing Shareholder

Jim joined Gregory, Sharer & Stuart in 1984, becoming a shareholder in 1985. He is now the firm’s Managing Shareholder and has served in this capacity since 2000. He leads the firm’s Manufacturing Industry Service Team. His work spans companies of all sizes, from $5 million to $100 million. Jim began his career in the largest local CPA firm in Texas, located in Houston. He worked with a national firm in St. Petersburg for five years prior to joining GSS in October 1984. Jim has served a variety of clients throughout his career with emphasis in manufacturing, distribution and franchise operations – particularly in helping owner-managed companies improve their business processes.

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