Balance that goes beyond the books.

We’re a team that focuses on people first. We start with our employees so their success extends to create yours. The result is a level of service other firms can’t match. And we’re not just saying that, we’ve lived it for over four decades.

Mission

To be trusted advisors.

To be a trusted advisor for our clients, leading them through the next generation of change by providing innovative solutions, true partnerships and enduring expertise; continuing to attract, cultivate, motivate, and retain outstanding individuals.

Vision

Building upon the legacy.

Live by and build upon the legacy as a respected professional services firm and trusted partner to our clients. Continue to grow a culture that supports our team members, to empower them to be their best, in both service to our clients and in their lives and communities.

Values

Clients

Passion

We are passionate about our clients and create relationships that stand the test of time.

Innovation

We encourage innovation; embracing positive change and growth.

Solution

We focus on the solution, not the problem.

Culture

Impact

We make a positive impact in the community with an attitude dedicated to giving back.

Respect

We foster mutual respect and collaboration; helping each other develop through teamwork and mentoring.

Family

We believe in an appropriate work-balance that emphasizes faith and family.

Quality

People

We hire and develop the best – which is essential to delivering exceptional service.

Ethics

We uphold the highest ethical standards.

Value

We manage client and firm resources with careful thought and optimal effectiveness.

Meet our team.

W. Gordon “W.G.” Spoor II

CPA, PFS, CGMA - Partner

Stephen M. Bunch

CPA - Partner

Richard B. Franz III

CPA - Partner

Kathleen Condon

CPA - Principal

Monica Cunningham

CPA - Principal

F. Gordon Spoor

CPA, PFS, CGMA - Principal

Gary Sweat

CPA - Principal

Tom Whiteman

CPA - Principal

Bruce Taylor

CPA, CFP, JD, LLM - Managing Director

Dawn Simons

CPA - Managing Director

Kera Haas

CPA - Senior Manager

Julie Lawrence

CPA - Senior Manager

Michele Shockley

CPA - Senior Manager

Julie Smith Moore

Senior Manager

Jessica Espaillat

Relationship Manager

Generations of insight powered by next generation thinking.

Our Legacy

In 1971, Mike Marston and Bob Spence formed the foundation of Spence Marston Bunch & Morris. Shortly thereafter, they brought in Ed Bunch who would act as the managing partner for decades.

And eventually, George Morris was added as a partner through acquisition of George’s prior firm. In 2006, Ed’s son Steve Bunch joined the firm, and became a partner four years later.

In 1974, Gordon Spoor left the local firm where he was working to start a new accounting firm that better matched the culture and values he believed in. His goal was simple: to build a family-oriented environment where employees could pursue their career aspirations in public accounting while also leading a balanced lifestyle.

In 1997, Gordon’s son W.G. Spoor joined the firm, and became a partner a few years later. Gordon and W.G. added their third partner in 2010 with the addition of Rich Franz, who joined the firm in 2004.

With Mike, Bob, and Ed passing the torch to Steve, and with Gordon handing off firm management to W.G. and Rich, the next generation began steering their respective firms. In 2015, WG, Steve, and Rich extensively discussed what a merged firm would look like – and it became clear that the combination would result in enhanced capabilities, expanded opportunities for employees, and an even stronger foundation for the service of clients.

In 2016, Spence Marston Bunch & Morris and Spoor & Associates merged to form Spoor Bunch Franz, which now has over 45 team members. After four-plus decades, Spoor Bunch Franz continues to embrace the original values of its original founders.

While Spoor Bunch Franz has grown to become one of the largest local accounting firms in Tampa Bay, we are still a family-oriented firm at our core. We are an organization that’s focused on people – both the success of our employees as well as the businesses and individuals we serve.

At Spoor Bunch Franz, our depth and breadth of knowledge, combined with our low attrition, give us a distinct competitive advantage over other firms. Our clients consistently praise our ability to return the same client service professionals to their account year after year. We understand that quality client service begins with a genuine care and respect for our people.