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Former staff returns from New York City to rejoin Ponte Vedra Firm as Tax Manager.
(PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL) – Pivot CPAs’ Managing Partner Peter Reynolds announced the the appointment of Jacksonville native Matt Barber as Tax Manager.  This marks a return for Barber to the Jacksonville area and to the firm where he began his career.

Prior to rejoining Pivot, Matt worked in New York City with CitrinCooperman, a large national firm, where he specialized in the consulting and compliance of consolidated corporations, partnerships, and their tax provisions. He has extensive experience in working with business owners towards solutions for their tax planning and compliance needs. Before working with CitrinCooperman, Matt began his passion in accounting with Pivot CPAs when it was formerly known as The Griggs Group, CPAs.

Matt earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida and a Master of Accountancy in Taxation from the University of North Florida. He is also a member of the New York State Society of CPAs. He has been involved in community service groups or projects in both New York and Florida. He attributes his collaborative attitude to the training he received while in the U.S. Marines.

“I look forward to becoming part of the business community and the non-profit community,” said Barber.  He continued, “New York provided me with great opportunities and challenges, but there really is no place like north Florida. I’m glad to be back.”

Said Wendy Ranson, Pivot Tax Partner and head of Human Resources, “Matt is a great fit with our brand and our way of doing business.  He believes in providing unparalleled customer service while continuously strengthening the relationship with the clients he serves. The knowledge he gained working in a large firm in New York will serve him and the company well.  We are thrilled to have him back.”

About Pivot CPAs
Pivot CPAs of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL is one of the largest locally-owned CPA firms in the Jacksonville market, serving northeast Florida and Gainesville. Shared among all of its staff is the belief that a client's satisfaction with a service provider will be dictated by the individuals personally serving them. Pivot CPAs, formerly The GriggsGroup, sets high professional standards, understanding that chemistry and trust are key ingredients for a successful long term relationship. For information, please call 904.280.2053 or visit

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