We all have role models from our formative years who inspire us to strive for greatness. The people we look up to can be famous, or they can be members of our own families or communities. For Joel Sandoval, it was his parents, who were in the real estate business, that he looked up to.
Joel Sandoval grew up in a small, predominantly Hispanic community in Watsonville, California, before relocating to Bakersfield, California, to be a Certified Public Accountant. Growing up, his parents were his heroes. After finishing high school, Joel intended to follow in his parents’ footsteps by becoming a real estate agent. He started by working with his mom as an escrow assistant for a title company. In the process, he learned more about real estate. However, the period wasn’t a good time to delve into the business, as things weren’t looking good for realtors. There was a huge housing crash, and everyone started to lose their homes in foreclosure around 2007–2008.
Aside from real estate, Joel had always had a knack for numbers. So he decided that accounting was the way to go after an encounter with the CPA of the title company he worked for. The CPA told him she had a stable and secure job even though they were in a recession. After the conversation, he started to carry out some research on accounting and the accounting industry before finally making the decision that it was the career path he wanted to take.
After graduating with honors from California State University, Bakersfield, with a degree in Business and a concentration in Accounting, Joel worked as an accountant for many years. However, he got to his breaking point when he made the big decision to quit and start his own firm from scratch, because why not? He was a hard worker and had a winning mindset, so he went for it. And that was how Sandoval Tax was created. Although Joel never had plans to start his own accounting firm, reading many books on personal development and business opened his eyes to several possibilities, including creating his own accounting firm.
Although Sandoval Tax began as a small accounting firm, it has grown rapidly since its inception. It is now a seven-figure enterprise with ambitious plans to grow into a CPA firm with annual revenue of $1 billion. There were a few hiccups along the way, however. It was only through a great deal of effort and perseverance that Joel reached this pinnacle of success. He spent several thousand dollars on coaching and mentorship and a lot of time learning about running a business.
Sandoval Tax is an online tax and accounting firm, despite its physical location in Bakersfield, California. The firm has become one of the top CPA firms in California due to its dedication to clients, focus on minor details, and extensive experience. They specialize in advising businesses and corporations on matters of accounting, auditing, and finance. To set itself apart from the competition, Sandoval Tax is a bilingual CTA firm with employees fluent in English and Spanish.
“Success for me means freedom to do what you want and when you want,” Joel said when asked to define success. Therefore, it is fair to say that Joel is a successful individual. It would be reasonable to take things slowly and relax after achieving his level of success. Joel, however, sees things a little differently. He wants to go far beyond being a successful CPA. He wants more; he wants Sandoval Tax, to be one of the top CPA firms in America.
You will find Joel on Instagram at @joelsandovalcpa, where he shares content about himself, his business, and his family. Follow him to learn more about him.