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Vincent Porter, CPA, QBPA – 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Vincent Porter, CPA, QuickBooks ProAdvisor

President & CEO,
Porter & Company CPAs
Irving & Plano, TX
www.MyTexasCPA.com

Twitter – @vipcpa
Linkedn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/vincent-porter-8b9a001

Professional Associations/Memberships (please include any leadership roles):

  • Board of Director, Finance Committee – Community Storehouse of Keller, TX
  • AICPA
  • Texas Society of CPA – Fort Worth Chapter

Career Highlights:

Vincent “Vince” Porter, CPA has been the President and CEO of Porter & Company CPAs since 2008. The firm focuses on small to medium size businesses providing a variety of services from traditional bookkeeping services, payroll and tax compliance as well as strategic consulting. In that time he has expanded the firm from a small 2 person in Arlington, TX to a 7 person organization with multiple offices in the Dallas / Ft Worth metroplex. He has spearheaded the revenue growth by 400% in that time. Prior to this he worked as a client service associate of Donald E. Porter, CPA. From 2005-2008 he helped oversee the merger of two accounting firms before taking over the reigns as President and CEO of the present day firm. Prior to this he served in the real estate tax department of RSM McGladrey in Dallas.

 

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

Using my experience as a CPA and small business owner I have worked with the Community Storehouse in Keller, TX as a board of director and finance committee member. At the Community Storehouse we are dedicated to the education and wellbeing of low income children in our community.

 

Favorite books/websites/speakers:

A few of my fellow colleagues that I find influential are

  • Salim Omar (CPA Marketing Genius, for practice development and marketing)
  • Joey Brannon (Axiom Strategic Consulting for consulting related to CPAs)
  • Greg Kyte (twitter @gregkyte , great follow for accounting comedy)
  • Greg Crabtree (Author – Simple Numbers Big Profits)

Books

  • The Little Engine That Could – Watty Piper – Even though reading it ad nauseam to my toddler every night would make one think you lose this message I haven’t. It’s a great message on perseverance that anyone can relate to.
  • Simple Numbers Big Profits – Greg Crabtree – Great way to simplify the numbers and present to our clients
  • Internal Revenue Code – Fascinating read that keeps you coming back for more and more and more and more and more.

What do you see yourself doing professionally in 10 years?

In 10 years I would like to oversee my firm’s continued growth. I would like to work more in the consulting arena with clients providing them with help in coaching and growing their businesses.

What accounting conferences do you normally attend?

  • TSCPA Tax Institute
  • Texas CPE Expo
  • TSCPA – Young CPA Conference

What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession?

  • CPA Practice Advisor
  • The Tax Advisor
  • Today’s CPA – Texas Society of CPAs
  • Journal of Accountancy

 

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