A CPA firm’s function is to focus on helping businesses and enterprises with their accounting needs. So what separates one CPA from another? Joel Sandoval says that customer care, attention to detail, and noteworthy experience are the key elements of being the best in any business you’re in. Joel Sandoval is the owner of one of the leading CPA firms based in Bakersfield, California.
Joel Sandoval grew up in a small community in Watsonville, California which was predominantly Hispanic. His parents worked in real estate so he saw firsthand what hard work and determination could create. The 2008- 09 recession inspired Joel to propel himself into the field of accounting, as it seemed to be stable. When he grew frustrated and dissatisfied with working for someone else, he realized he could start his own business. He decided he would start his own, predominantly Spanish-speaking, CPA firm, Sandoval Tax.
It hasn’t been an easy path for Joel Sandoval to start his own business from scratch. “I knew nothing about business. I was an accountant and only knew about numbers. I did not know how to market myself, how to price my services, how to grow a team, how to build systems, and how to make a great culture,” Sandoval explained. He immersed himself in education. He learned the most he could. “My advice for those trying to start their own business would be to invest in coaching and mentorship. However, make sure to do your due diligence. If you do your research, the right coach and mentor will pay dividends and multiples that you can’t even imagine,” says Sandoval.
With determination and grit, Sandoval Tax is now making 7 figures. Joel Sandoval has made it his mission to create a leading CPA firm and he plans to be the biggest Spanish-speaking CPA firm in the United States. It shouldn’t be too difficult, as they are already serving all 50 states with their virtual systems. “We start every new relationship with a personalized tax plan for them and their business so that every business owner gets a return on their investment by working with us,” Sandoval said.
At Sandoval Tax, the clients are first. They have a whole team dedicated to saving their clients money in taxes. They even offer monthly accounting services for businesses. They’ll provide monthly financial statements which include a balance sheet and a profit and loss sheet.
Sandoval has successfully established a lucrative firm, and he has more to accomplish.
Now that Sandoval Tax has flourished, he can focus on other things. He wants to build a personal brand and he plans to be a leading public figure in accounting. He has created a podcast called Believe in The Entrepreneur, so he can support and guide budding entrepreneurs. He’s able to do these things because of the success he has reached and he has his education to thank. Sandoval invested thousands of dollars in mentoring and personal development.
Now, Joel Sandoval has helped business owners save over 37 million dollars in taxes. To Joel, success means you can do what you want when you want, but having the right mindset is key. He compares the right mindset to his favorite Henry Ford quote: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, either way, you are right.”