I started FSFinancial to fill two needs in my life; (1) to find a job in accounting that is just as rewarding as public accounting, but with a true “balance” and (2) allow me to continue serving the client base and industry that I have grown to love.
Over the years, many of my clients had asked me to be their Controller, CFO, General Manager or CEO. I would always respond jokingly that, “I’m not sure if you are big enough to afford me or keep me busy over the course of a month”. It was not too long after one of those conversations I had a revelation. If one company couldn’t afford me as their CFO, maybe these four loyal clients could share me. I thought that they could share not only my time and my many years of expertise in the Telecom industry, but they could also share the experiences I have on a daily/weekly/monthly basis with my other clients. Almost a co-operative of sorts, where clients of like industries, experiences and trajectories could benefit from sharing ideas, projects, and analysis. Thus, FSFinancial was born.
I started the company with four devoted clients, that I thank as much as I can, for taking a chance on me. I worked hard in those early days. Once word got out what I was doing, interest began to build. This led to hiring employees, adding office space, growing a customer base, and creating a flexible (and in some cases fully remote) working environment.
At FSFinancial, we focus on being an employee-centric organization. We focus on the client service principles I learned from the public accounting industry, along with the employee service mindset instilled in me by my mentors, bosses, and clients. I believe employees should be connected not only with their clients, but also with their peers and leadership at all levels. Communication is key, especially in the remote environment we live and work in now, and I believe everyone should feel like they are part of the family.
Meet Our Founder
Rob began his career in public accounting in 2001 and spent the next 18 years focusing on the needs of the Telecom industry, including all aspects of attestation, tax, and consulting. Rob spent most of his career with a regional accounting firm that specialized in the niche rural telecommunications and broadband market. He grew to manage the Colorado Springs office of the Company. After the Company merged its operations with a top 20 accounting firm in 2016, where he continued to grow the niche practice and gain notoriety within the industry. Rob started FSFinancial in 2019 after leaving public accounting and has grown the practice to serve clients located in 14 states, serving customers in 21 states.
Rob received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin at La Crosse in 2000. Rob is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed in Colorado and Wisconsin and he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants.