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Amelia Islander

Courson & Stam

May 03, 2016 10:54AM
Businessmen and world travelers, Julian Sauer and Pierre Laporte knew that their unique backgrounds would help them provide a different approach to navigating the world of accounting. In 2004, the two became the third generation of CPA’s at Courson & Stam, a certified public accounting firm that has served Amelia Island for over half a century. Prior to becoming public accountants, Julian and Pierre had extensive financial and business experience working with a variety of industries, working for small and large companies as controllers, auditors, and chief financial officers. “It’s our business backgrounds that help us understand our clients’ needs,” says Julian. “We have sat on both sides of the desk, so we know the challenges and pressures facing small businesses.” Added to that experience is a knowledge of international business. Julian is from South Africa, and Pierre worked for seven years in Europe and has an MBA from London Business School. They have traveled extensively, which has given them an understanding of a variety of different business practices. “We feel this mix of experience is a unique asset we bring to our clients, who are extremely diverse,” says Julian. Pierre and Julian are also very invested in the community. Julian volunteers at the Coalition for the Homeless of Nassau County and Amelia Community Theatre. Pierre is a member of the Optimist Club, the Shriners, and several volunteer boards. For more information, call (904) 261-7803 or visit their office at 2398 Sadler Road.