Gulf Coast Accounting offers a variety of services at a reasonable cost to meet all your personal and small business needs. We have over forty years' combined experience in accounting, tax preparation, payroll services, certified Quickbooks ProAdvisor training, new entity consultation, audit representation, and more. Our dedication to continuing education in the field ensures that our clients receive the highest-quality service on the market. With offices in Pace and Destin, we proudly serve the greater Panhandle area. Like most of our clients, we are proud small business owners looking to support our families and enrich the community.
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We know that finding the right people to handle your accounting needs is not a choice to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer one-on-one consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.
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Phillip Polk's accounting career spans 27 years, from positions as a staff accountant to company CFO, and finally to his current title as Senior Partner. His career has taken him from Tampa, Florida to Anchorage, Alaska.
Phillip attended college at Pensacola State College, the University of South Florida, the University of West Florida, Nichols State University, and the University of Anchorage Alaska, earning a BA in Theology and a BA in Business Administration with a specialization in Accounting Science. He is currently pursuing an MA in Public Administration from Liberty University.
Phillip is also a small businessman, as owner of three companies: Gulf Coast Accounting Services, LLC in Pace; Gulf Coast Management Associates, Inc. in Destin; and Ruby Farms in Milton. He has recently been approved by the state of Florida as a Licensed Community Association Manager (CAM).
Before opening his own firm, Phillip dedicated 25 years of service as a full-time minister with the Assemblies of God. He remains active in the music ministry of his local church. Phillip is happily married to Carla, with whom he has raised seven children. The Polk family currently resides in Milton, Florida, living on the farm where Phillip was raised. In his free time, Phillip enjoys public speaking, fishing, carpentry, golf and restoring old trucks.