Meet the GrowCon Gala Award Winners for 2024


One of the most difficult parts of being a small business owner, regardless of industry, is the lack of recognition that comes for their hard work.

In the accounting industry, that certainly rings true. No matter how hard a firm owner may work, they’re rarely, if ever, celebrated for the progress they led at their business.GrowCon Gala

That void of recognition is filled each year at GrowCon, the premier event for owners of bookkeeping, tax preparation, and advisory businesses. Along with two days worth of presentations from thought leaders in the accounting industry, attendees are treated to dinner, live entertainment, and award presentations at the annual GrowCon Gala.

These awards are given by Universal Accounting Center officials to the accounting business owners in attendance. Celebrating the unheralded, driven accountants who give dedicate the time, energy, and focus it takes to run a firm their due is a key function of GrowCon.

At the GrowCon Gala in 2024, held at the Southbank Hotel in Jacksonville Florida, Universal Accounting Center President Roger Knecht and Event Director, Christi Richards, handed out 28 awards in total to attendees for their performance at their business in 2023.

The awards range from the fastest completion of Universal Accounting online courses, to best logo, to most improved business. The following is a complete list of awards handed out on May 6 in Jacksonville. Congratulations to the award winners, and we hope to celebrate you once again at GrowCon 2025 in Provo, Utah!

The Best and Brightest from GrowCon Gala 2024:

Fastest Completion of Universal Accounting’s Professional Bookkeeper QuickBooks Online program: Anton Semenov

Niche Market Award 2023: Expert Accounting ConsultantsGrowCon Gala

Traveled the Farthest to Attend GrowCon 2024: Pranav Jani, Alpha Accounting Services Corporation

Best Boss 2023 (tie): Kim Fader, Ancient City Accounting, LLCKristy Pack, PACK Tax

Most Fun Accounting Professional 2023 (tie): Kim Fader, Ancient City Accounting, LLCKristy Pack, PACK Tax

Out of the Box Award, 2023: David Safeer, Cash is Clear Learning Systems

Best Business Name 2023: Accountabilities & More LLC

Best Logo 2023: Matrix Tax ServicesGrowCon2024 Gala

Best Tag Line 2023: Accountabilities & More LLC – “Balancing Your Books, Maximizing Your Returns.”

New Service Offering 2023: Impact Global Solutions

Most New Locations 2023: BooXkeeping

Most Improved Business 2023: PACK Tax

Rookie of the Year: Malinda Olupitan, Koinon Integrity Bookkeeping

6-figure Business: Nalihda’s Bookkeeping Service, LLC

6-figure Business: Koinon Integrity BookkeepingGrowCon Gala

6-figure Business: A$pire Financial Services

6-figure Business: Alpha Accounting Services Corporation

6-figure Business: Impact Global Solutions

6-figure Business: Matrix Tax Services

$500,000+ Business: Ultimate Tax LLC

$500,000+ Business: Tax Resolution Accounting

$500,000+ Business: SNJ Tax Service LLC

$500,000+ Business: Expert Accounting Solutions

$500,000+ Business: Ancient City Accounting LLCGrowCon Gala

7-figure Business: BooXkeeping

7-figure Business: PACK Tax 

Getting Ready for GrowCon 2025

What an impressive list of accounting professionals! Our sincere congratulations to everyone who earned an award at GrowCon 2024. We cannot wait to celebrate you again next year.

GrowCon 2025 will be held in Provo, Utah, from May 5 to 7 at the Utah Valley Convention Center. Marriott Provo will be the host hotel for the event.

To learn more and register for this can’t miss event for owners of accounting businesses, follow this link.

The lineup of speakers will include experts in tax planning, business development, and client advisory services. Check out highlights from previous GrowCons for free here.

For more information on how you can start your own accounting business and be recognized at GrowCon 2025, call 435-344-2060, or schedule an appointment online to discuss your future when it’s convenient for you using this calendar:

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