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The Book
of Success
success…..
There’s a thing about
Firm Outing
Jax Kitchen
means different things to
different people
success
Celebrating Tax Season
Success
For over 45 years,
our team has shared a single
mission:
We’re committed to the
of our clients and our people
success
Firm Outing
Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events
in the words of our people…
success
— Lexi Seykora (joined firm in 2022)
To me, Success is feeling confident and proud of your
achievements, the work you’ve done, and goals you’ve
accomplished. While also sustaining the motivation to keep driving
further into your success by maintaining your physical and mental
health, and network surrounding you. EPA helps and encourages
me to fulfill each of those aspects.
“
”
Firm Outing
Jumbo Shrimp Game
— Austin Wynn (joined firm in 2012)
I define success as spending my time doing something that I enjoy and
knowing that my actions are helping myself and others to reach their
goals.
“
”
Firm Outing
Painting with a Twist
— Fawna Slate (joined firm in 2021)
Success is being encouraged to grow where you are supported and
appreciated, having the confidence to take on new and exciting
adventures in both your personal and professional life, and having a
great group of people to walk with you on your journey.
“
”
Admin Celebration Day
Success to me is beyond where I work, its about being a loving Husband and present Father to
my family.
— Travis Ouimet, CPA joined firm in 2022)
Why am I successful at EPA?
“
”
Success to me is beyond where I work, its about being a loving
husband and present father to my family. Often though, our professional
life demands our attention which can sometimes impact our time with
loved ones. Here at EPA, I am able to be successful as the firm gives
me the flexibility to define my schedule to prioritize family time when it is
necessary. Another component of my success is attributed to the team
we have. No one person carries the weight and burden of our work, we
continually work together to be the best version of ourselves which not
only translates to a positive work environment, but also great work
product. I find it to be truly a privilege to be part of the team.
Firm Event
Ice Cream Social for Interns
Success is being able to achieve my personal and professional
goals. I enjoyed working at EPA even when I’m burned out
during busy season, because I always feel accomplished and
being well supported by the team. I have various opportunities to
take on different projects and to grow. During Summer and
holiday season, the firm allows us to flex Friday, also provides
generous paid time off so I can spend more time with my family.
I am happy to work in a firm with the culture aligning my
personal values of success.
— Daisy Nong (joined firm in 2021)
“
”
Community Charity Drive
Stuff The Bus
— Brad Patterson (joined firm in 2018)
It’s a great place to work because they give us the freedom to take
the path we want. The firm likes to know what motivates us, and
what path we want to take, and they give us the tools and the
support to meet those goals.
“
”
Firm Outing
Universal Studios
V
— Loris Walker (joined firm in 2022)
I wish I worked for Ennis Pellum when I first moved to Jacksonville in
2003, because I did not feel like a team member at the other firms I
worked for. At EPA, we are a team that works and plays together. No
matter how old you are there is always room for improvement and
working here gives me this opportunity.
“
”
Firm Parties and Celebrations
Holiday party
— Ramon Vazquez (joined firm in 2022)
A key indicator of success for me is the ability to allow your work
to speak for itself. In my time with the firm, I have seen
numerous prospective/new clients request our services based
solely on the word of our current client base. A reputation such
as the one the firm has in the community is one to take pride in
and protect with continued dedication and hard work.
“
”
WHAT OUR TEAM MEMBERS SAY
Amanda Libertone
Director of Administration
The team at EPA is the best I
have worked with. I feel
valued, encouraged and
supported in achieving my
personal and career goals.
I love coming to work each
day at EPA and being a
member of a firm that takes
pride in its commitments to,
and respect for, its team
members, community and
clients.
Fawna Slate
Sr. Tax Associate
Lexi Seykora
Tax Associate
I love that EPA values work
life balance. For example,
they provide you the ability
to adjust our schedule if life
demands it. The flexibility
of the firm really makes it a
special place to work,
making it feel less like work.
Brad Patterson
Sr. Accounting Associate
EPA helps and encourages
me to fulfill each aspect of
what I feel success is. Being
proud of your work and
achieving your goals, while
sustaining motivation and
maintaining physical and
mental health.
—Sarah Jimenez (joined firm in 2020)
I define success as the opportunity to serve others and being able
to use my skills for things I am passionate about. It is knowing I do
my best and that my best may look different each day, it is having
the people I care about by my side, and it is having fun while I am
at it. Being a part of the team at Ennis Pellum allows me to be
successful.
“
”
Busy Season Perks
Lunches, fresh fruit, treats….
— Anne Thomas (joined firm in 2019)
I feel that I am successful at EPA because they truly believe in
their employees. EPA is always supporting their employees and
building their self-esteem with an assortment of activities that
helps build a tremendous team. Success is best when it is shared.
“
”
— Ron Pellum, CPA (joined firm in 1980)
During my entire adult life, when I have thought about success,
my mind has always gone to a particular passage in the Bible
(see prior page). For over 45 years, Ennis Pellum CPAs has
afforded me with the opportunity to pursue success while
remaining true to my beliefs. I am thankful for the daily
opportunity to serve clients, team members and others, while
providing the means of income to sustain a satisfying lifestyle for
my family. I am committed to the success of our clients, our
people and our community, and while we strive to enable others
to pursue their own definition of success, I hope others see our
road as a good road and dare to follow.
“
”
— Michael Davis (joined firm in 2022)
Success is realizing your full potential, whatever the pursuit. As a
classical musician in my previous career, we all knew the best recipe
for success was to surround yourself with musicians who were better
than you, who wanted you to succeed, and who held you to their
own rigorous standards. This is the environment I found at EPA and
the effect it continues to have on the rate and extent of my personal
growth has been incredible.
“
”
Community Fundraisers
EPA Soup Kitchen
— Timmy Rang (joined firm in 2023)
l think what’s helped me grow and learn the most at EPA are the
people; everyone in tax has been helpful, but my office mates (Cody
and Zach) and my PFM (Jeremy) have been key contributors to my
success.
Cody and Zach have always made themselves available to help since
my first day here. Even when they are busy, they find a stopping point
and are always eager to address my questions and build my
understanding of our role at EPA. I have never felt like a burden to
them.
Jeremy has been equally helpful in a hands-on way. If I ever have a
question, I never feel hesitant to ask. I also believe that Jeremy has
contributed to my success by understanding that there is a learning
curve. I never feel pressured to be an expert at this position, which has
enabled me to learn the position in a way that isn’t stressful.
Overall, I believe the people on our team have contributed the most to
my success by being open, helpful, and understanding.
“
”
Fundraiser for Ukrainian Relief Efforts
— Bob Ennis (founded firm in 1978)
Looking back at a life-long career as a CPA and the founder of
Ennis Pellum CPAs, my reflections on the success I’ve enjoyed are
as follows: Working hard, taking care of clients and hiring great and
dedicated personnel was my personal road to success. Ray Hilliard
and I didn’t set out by defining big goals for the firm; instead, we
were determined to build a great firm which looked after its clients.
By doing just that, the firm grew and became successful. Having a
spouse who supported me and who I could rely on throughout my
career to take care of our children was incredibly important. I was
also willing to make sacrifices to focus on important things such as
setting money aside for education, retirement and other things that
have provided my family and I with opportunities and enjoyment
throughout my life.
“
”
Annual Post Tax Day Holiday
4/16 relief holiday for all team members
— Nicolette Dailey, CPA (joined firm in 2009)
Success is about moving forward while enjoying what you do in the
present. EPA offers the flexibility, support, and opportunity for me to
create my own evolving definition of success.
“
”
Community Fundraisers
United Way Chili Cook-Up and Bake-Off
— Russ Meyers (joined firm in 2008)
Success in my life, in my career, in my family or any kind of
endeavor is, in the long-run, the responsibility of me as an
individual. Only I can define what success means to me. My
success includes work/life balance, fulfillment, education, fun,
growth, and the satisfaction of being of service to others. Although
success is defined by me, my personal and professional
environment plays a big role in my ability to be able to achieve my
goals. I’m happier and more successful at my work and in my
personal life because of the support and encouragement I have
received over the years. ”
“
Bean Counters for Healthy Living, 2015
Thanks to our wellness committee members
On-Site Wellness Program
Thanks Wellness Committee Members,
Amy, Amanda, Caroline
— Jasmine Boucher (joined firm in 2010)
Personal success is ultimately feeling good about the way you
carry yourself at your job and with others. Keeping a balance
between family and work and feeling that you have made a
difference. I have always tried to do the right thing and treat
people fairly personally and with business encounters.
“
”
Awards and Accolades
Local, statewide and national recognition as a Best Place to
Work and Community Partner
— Kevin Algee, CPA, CMA (joined firm in 2006)
Success is the success and growth of the firm, continued
advancement within the firm, all while maintaining a life-work
balance for me and my family.
“
”
‘Open Book’
Management
Philosophy
Rewards
and Perks
Compensation
and Benefits
Mentoring
Program Community
Involvement
Award-Winning
Culture
Work Schedule
Flexibility
Professional
Development
— Amy Umphress (joined firm in 2014)
Success is the achievement of a combination of professional and
personal goals. The firm provides opportunities for flexibility and
maintaining a work-life balance, developing lasting relationships
and investing in the success of others, providing for our families,
and growing both professionally and personally.
“
”
Milestone Celebrations
Babies, weddings, retirement….
“ For me personal success means being a good husband & father before
all other things. A major part of accomplishing both is to be a good
provider. There is give and take in all things and our profession requires
certain sacrifices various times throughout the year. The firm helps me
accomplish my goals in two ways. First, I am compensated for my
additional work hours during busy season which helps put some money
aside for things I would not otherwise be able to provide for my family.
The second is the flexibility we have outside of busy season. While I do
have limited family time during season, I have the ability to be more
involved the rest of the year when compared to having a traditional 9-5
job. As long as the firm continues to foster this type of flexibility and a
"family first" environment, while continuing to help me grow
professionally, I couldn't ask for anything else. ”
— Todd Gunn (joined firm in 2013)
Fun Committee
Thanks to our fun committee members, Chris, Amanda and Austin
We
Fun
— Christina Laureano (joined firm in 2017)
Success is having a job that I look forward to everyday, supporting
my kids, and doing the things I love as much as possible. Success is
a perfect balance between my professional and my personal life,
enabling me to do the things I love with the people who matter the
most.
The firm helps me achieve success by offering a flexible work
schedule, supportive leaders, and an amazing team who are all
committed to client success.
“
”
Community Involvement
Race for the Cure
— Amanda Libertone (joined firm in 2009)
In the short term, success is knowing at the end of each day I was my
best self. I did all I could to the best of my ability, I was a good and kind
person, and I met the needs of my family. In the long term, success is
finding your niche, what you’re good at, what you’re passionate about.
For some, this is realized early in life. Others will need to search and
discover it as they move through life. Working at Ennis, Pellum, I feel I
have the freedom to find my niche. I am supplied with various
opportunities to try new things and work on different projects. I have the
necessary support from management, as well as their guidance when I
feel I need it.
“
”
Technology Conference
Sage MAS 100 User Summit
Success means so many different things to me… Success is a pair
of smelly running shoes in the back of the car stinking up the car,
because that means that I was able to get out and get some
exercise in. Success is laughing and crying with your friends or
family, because I have built a strong relationship with them. Success
is taking a vacation/trip with my friends or family, because I am part
of team of people who I trust to take care of business in my absence.
Success means buying that new car, because I saved my money, or
I have the credit to make the purchase. Success is having a tasty
meal at mealtime everyday whether I purchased, someone
prepared, or I prepared it myself. Success is a peaceful sleep at
night, because I have met the day’s choices with the desired results.
Success is the comfort of a safe place to hang my hat, so it isn’t lost
the next time I want to wear it. Success means all the small things
that make up the day-to-day items that give me a sense of purpose
through the day. Success to me is the ability, means, and desire to
do the things I love with the people I love.
— Chris Mulhern (joined firm in 2000)
“
”
EPA Wellness
Biometric Screenings
— Owen Berry (joined firm in 2016)
Ennis Pellum has given me the ability to find success in my own way.
The freedom they have given me to grow and develop in a manner
that was most suitable towards my skillset helped me become the
professional I am today.
“
”
If I am unsure of something, my team is always willing to take
the time to help. I am grateful for how willing my collogues are
to not only answer my questions, but to take the time to make
sure I understand and that I could repeat the processes
elsewhere.
The culture at EPA is very warm and friendly, I feel like
everyone truly wants to get to know each other.
— Kat Adkinson (joined firm in 2023)
“
”
“ Knowing that I am acknowledged for my efforts with my co-workers
and our clients is the definition of successful to me. ”
— Jaime Montgomery (joined firm in 2023)
Wellness Activities
Healthy snacks
To me, success is not a destination, but rather a path we travel
through life. In our early years the path is mostly about learning,
growing, achieving and building; learning the things that will enable
us to build solid and loving families, and networks of positive
personal and professional relationships, and achieving rewarding
positions of influence in business and community. As we travel
further down our path, success still involves learning and growing,
but is less about achieving and building and more about sharing –
sharing of knowledge, experience, and the fruits of our earlier
successes to enrich the lives of others as they travel along their own
paths of success. If we travel our path with faith and optimism, and
with a balance of responsibility and enjoyment, our path will be one
of great success.
— Jim Wilke (joined firm in 2005)
“
”
— Joanna Zaino (joined firm in 2019)
To me, having a successful career has always meant doing
something that truly helps other people. Working at Ennis Pellum
has allowed me to simultaneously provide a service that both helps
our community's businesses, while expanding on my professional
and personal goals.
Despite multiple hard deadlines throughout the year, we actively
maintain accurate financials for businesses while supporting their
growth and development. We achieve this by having a great team
that collectively appreciates hard work and prioritizes flexible
personal time.
“
”
success
is always in the eye of the
beholder…
Enabling
success
for each person is our
key priority…
Success
for our clients and our
people…
is our ultimate pursuit
What is definition of
Success?
Your
www.jaxcpa.com
Ennis, Pellum & Associates, CPAs | 5150 Belfort Road South, Bldg. 600 | Jacksonville,
Florida 32256

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The Book of Success

  • 2.
  • 5. means different things to different people success
  • 7. For over 45 years, our team has shared a single mission:
  • 8.
  • 9. We’re committed to the of our clients and our people success
  • 10. Firm Outing Autobahn Indoor Speedway & Events
  • 11. in the words of our people… success
  • 12. — Lexi Seykora (joined firm in 2022) To me, Success is feeling confident and proud of your achievements, the work you’ve done, and goals you’ve accomplished. While also sustaining the motivation to keep driving further into your success by maintaining your physical and mental health, and network surrounding you. EPA helps and encourages me to fulfill each of those aspects. “ ”
  • 14. — Austin Wynn (joined firm in 2012) I define success as spending my time doing something that I enjoy and knowing that my actions are helping myself and others to reach their goals. “ ”
  • 16. — Fawna Slate (joined firm in 2021) Success is being encouraged to grow where you are supported and appreciated, having the confidence to take on new and exciting adventures in both your personal and professional life, and having a great group of people to walk with you on your journey. “ ”
  • 18. Success to me is beyond where I work, its about being a loving Husband and present Father to my family. — Travis Ouimet, CPA joined firm in 2022) Why am I successful at EPA? “ ” Success to me is beyond where I work, its about being a loving husband and present father to my family. Often though, our professional life demands our attention which can sometimes impact our time with loved ones. Here at EPA, I am able to be successful as the firm gives me the flexibility to define my schedule to prioritize family time when it is necessary. Another component of my success is attributed to the team we have. No one person carries the weight and burden of our work, we continually work together to be the best version of ourselves which not only translates to a positive work environment, but also great work product. I find it to be truly a privilege to be part of the team.
  • 19. Firm Event Ice Cream Social for Interns
  • 20. Success is being able to achieve my personal and professional goals. I enjoyed working at EPA even when I’m burned out during busy season, because I always feel accomplished and being well supported by the team. I have various opportunities to take on different projects and to grow. During Summer and holiday season, the firm allows us to flex Friday, also provides generous paid time off so I can spend more time with my family. I am happy to work in a firm with the culture aligning my personal values of success. — Daisy Nong (joined firm in 2021) “ ”
  • 22. — Brad Patterson (joined firm in 2018) It’s a great place to work because they give us the freedom to take the path we want. The firm likes to know what motivates us, and what path we want to take, and they give us the tools and the support to meet those goals. “ ”
  • 24. V — Loris Walker (joined firm in 2022) I wish I worked for Ennis Pellum when I first moved to Jacksonville in 2003, because I did not feel like a team member at the other firms I worked for. At EPA, we are a team that works and plays together. No matter how old you are there is always room for improvement and working here gives me this opportunity. “ ”
  • 25. Firm Parties and Celebrations Holiday party
  • 26. — Ramon Vazquez (joined firm in 2022) A key indicator of success for me is the ability to allow your work to speak for itself. In my time with the firm, I have seen numerous prospective/new clients request our services based solely on the word of our current client base. A reputation such as the one the firm has in the community is one to take pride in and protect with continued dedication and hard work. “ ”
  • 27. WHAT OUR TEAM MEMBERS SAY Amanda Libertone Director of Administration The team at EPA is the best I have worked with. I feel valued, encouraged and supported in achieving my personal and career goals. I love coming to work each day at EPA and being a member of a firm that takes pride in its commitments to, and respect for, its team members, community and clients. Fawna Slate Sr. Tax Associate Lexi Seykora Tax Associate I love that EPA values work life balance. For example, they provide you the ability to adjust our schedule if life demands it. The flexibility of the firm really makes it a special place to work, making it feel less like work. Brad Patterson Sr. Accounting Associate EPA helps and encourages me to fulfill each aspect of what I feel success is. Being proud of your work and achieving your goals, while sustaining motivation and maintaining physical and mental health.
  • 28. —Sarah Jimenez (joined firm in 2020) I define success as the opportunity to serve others and being able to use my skills for things I am passionate about. It is knowing I do my best and that my best may look different each day, it is having the people I care about by my side, and it is having fun while I am at it. Being a part of the team at Ennis Pellum allows me to be successful. “ ”
  • 29. Busy Season Perks Lunches, fresh fruit, treats….
  • 30. — Anne Thomas (joined firm in 2019) I feel that I am successful at EPA because they truly believe in their employees. EPA is always supporting their employees and building their self-esteem with an assortment of activities that helps build a tremendous team. Success is best when it is shared. “ ”
  • 31.
  • 32. — Ron Pellum, CPA (joined firm in 1980) During my entire adult life, when I have thought about success, my mind has always gone to a particular passage in the Bible (see prior page). For over 45 years, Ennis Pellum CPAs has afforded me with the opportunity to pursue success while remaining true to my beliefs. I am thankful for the daily opportunity to serve clients, team members and others, while providing the means of income to sustain a satisfying lifestyle for my family. I am committed to the success of our clients, our people and our community, and while we strive to enable others to pursue their own definition of success, I hope others see our road as a good road and dare to follow. “ ”
  • 33. — Michael Davis (joined firm in 2022) Success is realizing your full potential, whatever the pursuit. As a classical musician in my previous career, we all knew the best recipe for success was to surround yourself with musicians who were better than you, who wanted you to succeed, and who held you to their own rigorous standards. This is the environment I found at EPA and the effect it continues to have on the rate and extent of my personal growth has been incredible. “ ”
  • 35. — Timmy Rang (joined firm in 2023) l think what’s helped me grow and learn the most at EPA are the people; everyone in tax has been helpful, but my office mates (Cody and Zach) and my PFM (Jeremy) have been key contributors to my success. Cody and Zach have always made themselves available to help since my first day here. Even when they are busy, they find a stopping point and are always eager to address my questions and build my understanding of our role at EPA. I have never felt like a burden to them. Jeremy has been equally helpful in a hands-on way. If I ever have a question, I never feel hesitant to ask. I also believe that Jeremy has contributed to my success by understanding that there is a learning curve. I never feel pressured to be an expert at this position, which has enabled me to learn the position in a way that isn’t stressful. Overall, I believe the people on our team have contributed the most to my success by being open, helpful, and understanding. “ ”
  • 36. Fundraiser for Ukrainian Relief Efforts
  • 37. — Bob Ennis (founded firm in 1978) Looking back at a life-long career as a CPA and the founder of Ennis Pellum CPAs, my reflections on the success I’ve enjoyed are as follows: Working hard, taking care of clients and hiring great and dedicated personnel was my personal road to success. Ray Hilliard and I didn’t set out by defining big goals for the firm; instead, we were determined to build a great firm which looked after its clients. By doing just that, the firm grew and became successful. Having a spouse who supported me and who I could rely on throughout my career to take care of our children was incredibly important. I was also willing to make sacrifices to focus on important things such as setting money aside for education, retirement and other things that have provided my family and I with opportunities and enjoyment throughout my life. “ ”
  • 38. Annual Post Tax Day Holiday 4/16 relief holiday for all team members
  • 39. — Nicolette Dailey, CPA (joined firm in 2009) Success is about moving forward while enjoying what you do in the present. EPA offers the flexibility, support, and opportunity for me to create my own evolving definition of success. “ ”
  • 40. Community Fundraisers United Way Chili Cook-Up and Bake-Off
  • 41. — Russ Meyers (joined firm in 2008) Success in my life, in my career, in my family or any kind of endeavor is, in the long-run, the responsibility of me as an individual. Only I can define what success means to me. My success includes work/life balance, fulfillment, education, fun, growth, and the satisfaction of being of service to others. Although success is defined by me, my personal and professional environment plays a big role in my ability to be able to achieve my goals. I’m happier and more successful at my work and in my personal life because of the support and encouragement I have received over the years. ” “
  • 42. Bean Counters for Healthy Living, 2015 Thanks to our wellness committee members On-Site Wellness Program Thanks Wellness Committee Members, Amy, Amanda, Caroline
  • 43. — Jasmine Boucher (joined firm in 2010) Personal success is ultimately feeling good about the way you carry yourself at your job and with others. Keeping a balance between family and work and feeling that you have made a difference. I have always tried to do the right thing and treat people fairly personally and with business encounters. “ ”
  • 44. Awards and Accolades Local, statewide and national recognition as a Best Place to Work and Community Partner
  • 45. — Kevin Algee, CPA, CMA (joined firm in 2006) Success is the success and growth of the firm, continued advancement within the firm, all while maintaining a life-work balance for me and my family. “ ”
  • 46. ‘Open Book’ Management Philosophy Rewards and Perks Compensation and Benefits Mentoring Program Community Involvement Award-Winning Culture Work Schedule Flexibility Professional Development
  • 47. — Amy Umphress (joined firm in 2014) Success is the achievement of a combination of professional and personal goals. The firm provides opportunities for flexibility and maintaining a work-life balance, developing lasting relationships and investing in the success of others, providing for our families, and growing both professionally and personally. “ ”
  • 49. “ For me personal success means being a good husband & father before all other things. A major part of accomplishing both is to be a good provider. There is give and take in all things and our profession requires certain sacrifices various times throughout the year. The firm helps me accomplish my goals in two ways. First, I am compensated for my additional work hours during busy season which helps put some money aside for things I would not otherwise be able to provide for my family. The second is the flexibility we have outside of busy season. While I do have limited family time during season, I have the ability to be more involved the rest of the year when compared to having a traditional 9-5 job. As long as the firm continues to foster this type of flexibility and a "family first" environment, while continuing to help me grow professionally, I couldn't ask for anything else. ” — Todd Gunn (joined firm in 2013)
  • 50. Fun Committee Thanks to our fun committee members, Chris, Amanda and Austin We Fun
  • 51. — Christina Laureano (joined firm in 2017) Success is having a job that I look forward to everyday, supporting my kids, and doing the things I love as much as possible. Success is a perfect balance between my professional and my personal life, enabling me to do the things I love with the people who matter the most. The firm helps me achieve success by offering a flexible work schedule, supportive leaders, and an amazing team who are all committed to client success. “ ”
  • 53. — Amanda Libertone (joined firm in 2009) In the short term, success is knowing at the end of each day I was my best self. I did all I could to the best of my ability, I was a good and kind person, and I met the needs of my family. In the long term, success is finding your niche, what you’re good at, what you’re passionate about. For some, this is realized early in life. Others will need to search and discover it as they move through life. Working at Ennis, Pellum, I feel I have the freedom to find my niche. I am supplied with various opportunities to try new things and work on different projects. I have the necessary support from management, as well as their guidance when I feel I need it. “ ”
  • 55. Success means so many different things to me… Success is a pair of smelly running shoes in the back of the car stinking up the car, because that means that I was able to get out and get some exercise in. Success is laughing and crying with your friends or family, because I have built a strong relationship with them. Success is taking a vacation/trip with my friends or family, because I am part of team of people who I trust to take care of business in my absence. Success means buying that new car, because I saved my money, or I have the credit to make the purchase. Success is having a tasty meal at mealtime everyday whether I purchased, someone prepared, or I prepared it myself. Success is a peaceful sleep at night, because I have met the day’s choices with the desired results. Success is the comfort of a safe place to hang my hat, so it isn’t lost the next time I want to wear it. Success means all the small things that make up the day-to-day items that give me a sense of purpose through the day. Success to me is the ability, means, and desire to do the things I love with the people I love. — Chris Mulhern (joined firm in 2000) “ ”
  • 57. — Owen Berry (joined firm in 2016) Ennis Pellum has given me the ability to find success in my own way. The freedom they have given me to grow and develop in a manner that was most suitable towards my skillset helped me become the professional I am today. “ ”
  • 58. If I am unsure of something, my team is always willing to take the time to help. I am grateful for how willing my collogues are to not only answer my questions, but to take the time to make sure I understand and that I could repeat the processes elsewhere. The culture at EPA is very warm and friendly, I feel like everyone truly wants to get to know each other. — Kat Adkinson (joined firm in 2023) “ ”
  • 59. “ Knowing that I am acknowledged for my efforts with my co-workers and our clients is the definition of successful to me. ” — Jaime Montgomery (joined firm in 2023)
  • 61. To me, success is not a destination, but rather a path we travel through life. In our early years the path is mostly about learning, growing, achieving and building; learning the things that will enable us to build solid and loving families, and networks of positive personal and professional relationships, and achieving rewarding positions of influence in business and community. As we travel further down our path, success still involves learning and growing, but is less about achieving and building and more about sharing – sharing of knowledge, experience, and the fruits of our earlier successes to enrich the lives of others as they travel along their own paths of success. If we travel our path with faith and optimism, and with a balance of responsibility and enjoyment, our path will be one of great success. — Jim Wilke (joined firm in 2005) “ ”
  • 62. — Joanna Zaino (joined firm in 2019) To me, having a successful career has always meant doing something that truly helps other people. Working at Ennis Pellum has allowed me to simultaneously provide a service that both helps our community's businesses, while expanding on my professional and personal goals. Despite multiple hard deadlines throughout the year, we actively maintain accurate financials for businesses while supporting their growth and development. We achieve this by having a great team that collectively appreciates hard work and prioritizes flexible personal time. “ ”
  • 63. success is always in the eye of the beholder…
  • 64. Enabling success for each person is our key priority…
  • 65. Success for our clients and our people… is our ultimate pursuit
  • 66. What is definition of Success? Your
  • 67. www.jaxcpa.com Ennis, Pellum & Associates, CPAs | 5150 Belfort Road South, Bldg. 600 | Jacksonville, Florida 32256