Building The Premier Accounting Firm

Balancing Ledgers and Life: The Entrepreneurial Journey w/ Timothy Wingate

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Roger Knecht

President of Universal Accounting Center

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Welcome to Building the Premier Accounting Firm, where we dive deep into the entrepreneurial journey of accounting professionals, sharing insights and strategies for building a successful accounting firm. In this episode, Timothy Wingate,  founder and president of G+F Business & Financial Consulting, shares his personal experiences and the lessons he’s learned along the way. Here’s what you can expect from today’s enlightening discussion:

  • The Backbone of Support: Discover how Timothy’s wife provided an unwavering foundation of support throughout their entrepreneurial path, highlighting the crucial role that family plays in the success of a business venture.

  • Faith and Connections: Learn about the significance of faith and human connections in business, and how these elements can influence not only the business owner but also the trajectory of their enterprise.

  • Accounting Evolution: Dive into the changing landscape of the accounting industry. Timothy and Roger emphasize the importance of adapting to new trends by offering higher-value services and taking a more strategic approach to traditional practices.

  • Finding Your Niche: Hear why specializing in a niche market can be a game-changer for your business, allowing you to differentiate yourself from the competition and provide targeted value to your clients.

  • Universal Accounting Center: If you’re considering starting your own business or want to enhance your entrepreneurial skills, Timothy recommends exploring the resources available at the Universal Accounting Center.

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Thank you for tuning in to Building the Premier Accounting Firm, where we bring you the wisdom of seasoned entrepreneurs to help you on your journey to success in the accounting industry. Until next time, keep forging connections and stay strategic in your ventures.

Your Host: Roger Knecht, president of Universal Accounting Center

Guest Name: Timothy Wingate, EA

Timothy Wingate Jr. is the founder and president of G+F Business & Financial Consulting. He is a licensed Enrolled Agent and construction accountant. In May 2016, he founded G+F, recognizing the need for specialized accounting and tax services for construction companies.

Many construction businesses struggle to bridge the communication gap between their work in the field and their back office. With first-hand knowledge of the construction industry and a deep understanding of taxes and finances, Timothy provides tools, advice, and financial guidance to his clients so they better understand their finances and improve their cash flow.

Timothy is a QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor and was a member of the Intuit Tax Council from 2019 to 2022. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in finance from the University of South Florida. He is also a member of the Construction Financial Management Association.

Timothy worked for many years with his father, a licensed general contractor since 1984, giving him plenty of first-hand knowledge of the construction industry.

Timothy lives in West Palm Beach, Florida, with his wife and three sons. There he also served as a chief operating officer and chief financial officer for a long-standing nonprofit.


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