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Taylor White Accounting and Finance

 
Overview
In the Spring of 2001 two of the areas most prominent financial recruiters, Jim Bassil and Tony Linguanti Jr. came together to form Taylor White, a recruiting firm that specializes in placing accounting and financial professionals on a permanent or consulting basis in Tampa Bay, Florida.

Jim Bassil has been an important part of the executive placement industry in the Tampa Bay area since 1986. First, as Director of Recruiting for a Big 5 Public Accounting firm, and next with a Tampa based national search organization. Through these opportunities, Jim has perfected his skills in the placement of top accounting and financial professionals. His numerous placements make him a unique center of influence among the area's financial community. In 1991, Jim began his own highly successful executive placement firm working with the finest companies throughout Florida, and the Southeast. In 2001 he merged this practice to form Taylor White. Jim has been an Auditor with a Big 5 firm, and an Internal Auditor with a Fortune 500 Company. He is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and is a Florida CPA, currently inactive.

Tony Linguanti Jr. began his career in the executive placement industry in Tampa in 1990. While associated with an international recruiting firm specializing in the temporary and permanent placement of accounting and financial professionals, Tony was responsible for managing many important facets of this multi-billion dollar firm's operations. In addition to interfacing with the company's many high profile Florida clients, he also oversaw the successful implementation of several satellite offices throughout the growing Tampa Bay region. In 2000, Tony launched his own very successful executive placement firm in Sarasota. He later merged this organization to form Taylor White in 2001. Tony has been an Auditor in Public Accounting, and a Controller for two top Tampa Bay companies. Tony is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida.

Taylor White currently has three locations in St. Petersburg, Tampa and Bradenton, Florida.
Career Opportunities
Bay Area CFOs Expect Economic Recovery to Start in 2nd Quarter of 2002

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, April 10 - An independent survey of 50 Chief financial officers (CFOs) in the Tampa Bay area was conducted to determine when they predicted the local economy would turn around. Twenty-seven percent of the CFOs thought that the local economy has already started to rebound. Twenty-nine percent of the CFOs surveyed predicted the economic upturn to start in the third quarter of 2002, with 24 percent predicting the recovery to start in the fourth quarter of this year.

Fifty CFOs in the Tampa Bay area (consisting of Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota counties) were randomly selected from a list of companies with revenues in excess of $10 million. It was conducted by The HPC Group and developed by Taylor White, a Tampa Bay area based executive search firm, which specializes in placing accounting and financial professionals on a permanent and consulting basis.

"Since the beginning of this year, we have definitely seen an increase in hiring activity with our client base, and our survey results confirm that the Bay area, as a whole, has been experiencing an economic upturn," said Jim Bassil partner in the firm of Taylor White.

Taylor White specializes in assisting accounting and finance professionals in their search for career opportunities on a consulting and/or permanent basis in the Tampa Bay area. The company has three offices throughout Tampa Bay and offers online job search services at www.twcareers.com.

Tampa Bay CFOs Expect Increase in Hiring Trends Through June 2002

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, April 10 - Tampa Bay area Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) are expecting an increase in financial hiring activity for the second quarter of 2002, according to the latest Taylor White survey. Sixteen percent of CFOs surveyed said their firms plan to add accounting and finance staff while six percent foresee a reduction in the next three months. Seventy-nine percent of CFOs polled forecast no change in hiring activity through June 30, 2002.

The 50 CFOs surveyed represent companies headquartered in Polk, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco, Manatee and Sarasota counties. They were randomly selected from a list of companies with revenues in excess of $10 million. The survey was conducted by The HPC Group and developed by Taylor White, an executive recruiting firm that specializes in the placement of accounting and finance professionals on a permanent or consulting basis. It is the second survey the executive search firm has commissioned for area CFOs, the first having been completed in September 2001.

"Many of the CFOs we surveyed are still taking a cautiously optimistic approach to the economic recovery and growth for their organizations," said James N. Bassil, Partner in the firm of Taylor White. "Having said that, we have seen a significant increase in activity since the first of the year. Growing companies realize the value of qualified and well-trained employees, especially in financial and accounting areas. We're experiencing a brisk demand for those key individuals and anticipate the trend will continue as the economic recovery continues to expand."

"When we conducted a similar survey six months ago, 12 percent of the CFOs we spoke with believed a reduction in staff would be called for in the short term," stated Anthony Linguanti, Jr., a partner with Taylor White. "That attitude has abated considerably, indicating to us that we've seen the worst and that our Tampa Bay economy is expanding at a slow but steady rate," he added.

Accounting and Financial Hiring Trends -- By Region Pinellas/Pasco Counties- This region of Tampa Bay predicted the largest increase in hiring for the second quarter of 2002, with 31 percent of those CFO's surveyed confirming they will be adding accounting and financial professionals to their staff. This is in direct contrast to the fourth quarter of 2001 in which the region had a net six percent decrease in hiring. This net 31 percent increase in hiring is well above the Bay area average of 16 percent for the same time period.

Sarasota/Manatee Counties- CFOs in the Sarasota/Bradenton regions are not so optimistic about hiring accounting and finance personnel for the second quarter of 2002. Sixteen percent of the CFOs in this region predict decreasing their accounting and finance staff in the second quarter of this year. Zero percent of the financial executives polled forecast an increase in hiring.

Hillsborough/Polk Counties- Financial executives are forecasting an increase in hiring trends for the second quarter of this year. Of the CFOs surveyed, 14 percent foresee an increase in hiring, while only five percent foresee a decrease in their accounting and finance staff.

Taylor White, headquartered in St. Petersburg with offices in Tampa and Bradenton, specializes in the placement of accounting and finance professionals on a permanent or consulting basis. For additional information, please visit the company's web site at www.twcareers.com.
Vision
To be the premiere provider of accounting and financial consulting and permanent placement services in the Tampa Bay area.
Products
Taylor White specializes in assisting accounting and financial professionals on a consulting and/or permanent basis, to find outstanding career opportunities in the growing Tampa Bay area.

All Taylor White placement professionals have an accounting education and have at least five years of public and private accounting experience. We have found that recruiters with industry experience bring an important working knowledge to both our clients and candidates, which is invaluable to assuring a perfect "fit". When you combine our hands-on accounting knowledge with over twenty-five years of placement experience, you'll see that tayloring accounting and financial careers in Tampa Bay is what Taylor White is all about! Taylor White is the firm who knows what your career needs and knows how to find a position "Taylor" made for you.
Contact
Taylor White-St. Petersburg
450 Carillon Parkway
Suite 110
St. Pete, FL 33716
Phone: 727-895-2233

Taylor White-Tampa
World Trade Center
1101 Channelside Drive
Suite 295
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-223-2230

Taylor White-Bradenton
6150 State Road 70 E
Bradenton, FL 34203
Phone: 941-727-4233

Fax: 888-595-3955
info@twcareers.com