Cliff has nearly 35 years of accounting experience and has been a partner at Gunnip & Company since 1988. As co-managing partner of the firm, his attention to clients is equally important to his genuine concern for the entire staff of Gunnip & Company. Team members don’t work for Cliff, but with him as true partners.
Originally a computer science major, Cliff gravitated toward accounting for the diversity of work. Cliff’s love for technology follows him, and while he has implemented a considerable number of programs to benefit team members, he considers his technical knowledge to be one of his greatest contributions to the firm. “We’re always on the cutting edge with software and technology, which is ultimately a benefit to our clients.”
Following are examples of clients who have benefited from Cliff’s leadership:
- Preparing financial projections for a client desiring to start their own business with no capital. Cliff’s research proved invaluable to the client who was able to find a location and receive a considerable amount of bank financing based on his projections.
- Organizing a successful transfer of ownership in a family business from one generation to another resulting in substantial tax savings and preserving the legacy of the business.
- Performing valuations for clients unaware of the true value of their business. For clients who want to sell their business or purchase additional shares from family members, Cliff’s accurate valuations allow for a smooth transaction process.
Accomplished at business consulting and planning, Cliff is always vigilant. “Accounting rules and tax laws are constantly changing, we spend a lot of time reading and researching to keep track of those changes. It’s essential that we let our clients know how they will be affected and what they should be doing right now and further down the road.”
Cliff is very active in the community serving as Board Member & Treasurer of both the Delaware Nature Society and the Delaware Sports and Medicine Foundation. Cliff has a room dedicated to his love of music - equipped with a quality record player and a large collection of CDs and albums. He’s a photography enthusiast, and enjoys taking pictures of his grandchildren and nature. Cliff and his wife are animal lovers and care for six horses on their horse farm in Pennsylvania.
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