LAS VEGAS – Two of the founding partners in the longtime, award-winning local accounting and financial consulting firm of Johnson Jacobson Wilcox announced they are forming their own company, called JW Advisors.
Effective Jan. 1, longtime partners Kirk Jacobson and Chris Wilcox will own and operate a new firm called JW Advisors. They will be joined by more than half of the current JJW team members. Together, the partners said they will offer all of the same high-quality professional services and more.
Through the rest of 2014, Jacobson, Wilcox and their team will continue serving clients as part of JJW. Starting Jan. 1, they will work with existing and new clients as JW Advisors.
“Chris and I made this business decision because we’re confident it’s in the best interests of our clients, our employees and our company,” Jacobson said. “With the launch of JW Advisors, we look forward to putting more of our own business strategies and philosophies into even greater practice to benefit our clients and employees.”
The new firm will specialize in business financial consulting, litigation support and forensic accounting, assurance and tax services. Additionally, they will help owners preparing to exit their business to develop and implement effective transition strategies. They will continue to be the leading Nevada CPA firm serving auto dealerships and businesses in other highly specialized fields.
As JW Advisors, they will maintain the same high standards in the workplace as they established at JJW, which was ranked No. 1 on the 2014 list of Best Firms to Work For by Accounting Today. The national publication, a leading resource for business news for the tax and accounting community, has ranked JJW among the top five firms in their category for five years in a row, including three times as No. 1.
This transition has been an amicable process, Jacobson said, emphasizing that the new firm will continue to have a positive relationship with their longtime friends and former partners Gary Johnson, Laurie Johnson and Tanya LaCosse at what will become their separate firm. In fact, through at least the end of 2015, JW Advisors will continue to share office space with their former partners at 9139 W. Russell Road.
For more information, please visit www.jwacpas.com.