2018 Columbia Book of Experts

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The Hobbs Group, P.A.: Meeting Client Needs is OUR Primary Goal Established firm recently merged with another Columbia firm to create a combined 35-member professional service firm. BY M A R K H O B B S • C PA , C F F, C G M A M A N A G I N G S H A R E H O L D E R • T H E H O B B S G R O U P


hen a prospective client reaches out to The Hobbs Group, P.A., our first duty is to determine if the prospective client is a “good fit” for our Firm and more importantly can we meet their needs in a cost effective, efficient manner. Our assessments are very important as we must identify the prospective client’s “pain”; why they are dissatisfied with their current situation and what is keeping them awake at night? What is the systemic cause of why they are worried about their business or their personal finances? We realize that each client’s needs are unique and we are committed to finding a way to help, whether it’s providing an internal control assessment for a small business, evaluating the options for a special needs child or developing a plan to assist in funding the cost of an elderly parent or solving a problem with their business. We believe that a high percentage of small businesses, nonprofit entities as well as other entities benefit tremendously from an attestation engagement tailored to their specific needs and risks. These attestation services (whether audit, review or agreed-upon procedures) assist owners, management and Boards of Governance to determine the adequacy and sufficiency of internal controls. Internal controls are critical


Top Row from left: Mark T. Hobbs, Thomas Hobbs, Evan M. Hobbs, Banks Fair, Arnold Schraibman, Jay Lindsay, Will Stevens, Jeff Nates, John L. Hobbs, Peter Pigeon, Garet Strange,Thomas Manly, Chris Hord, Chris Mallon Second Row from left: Jessica Johnson, Ally Rivers, Phyllis Langley, Allyson T. DeHart, Monica Mills, Allison B. Pena, Christina R. Kelly, Franky Hartman, Alexa Smith, Gracie Hollingsworth, Jean Barton, Jessica Arnold, Kayla Wilson, Erika Graham, Emily May, Anna Maria Hobbs, Carlita Mendez, Barbara Summers

tools to safeguard assets and minimize the risk of loss due to accounting irregularities or misappropriation. The attestation engagement is much like a checkup of financial health and is as important as the annual checkup with your doctor to assess your personal health.

2018 Book of Experts | Special Advertising Supplement

We provide attestation services to businesses including employee benefits plans, state and local governments, nonprofit organizations, construction companies, manufacturing companies, real estate and hospitality businesses. The Hobbs Group, in business since

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