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of respect and professionalism amongst peers that makes
working here a pleasure."
Washington University in St. Louis, BSBA, specialization in Accounting
Washington University in St. Louis, Masters in Accounting (Knight's Scholar)
Certified Public Accountant
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants
Multi-state and federal tax preparation for businesses and individuals
Antony Santiago joined Hellam Varon in January of 2020 after experiencing the accounting world from multiple angles as an external auditor, internal auditor, and tax accountant. He is drawn to the dynamic, story-driven nature of tax and accounting client services, and enjoys the diversity of different scenarios, complex issues and the many specialty areas involved. “Each client has a story to tell, there is always an origin to every number, account, and transaction that makes each scenario a joy to delve into.”
Interestingly, Antony’s first accounting experience was international, as an auditor in the Australia office for one of the Big Four accounting firms. Afterwards he finished both his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Accounting, obtained his CPA license, and went on to work for the same Big Four firm as an external auditor at their Houston office. Subsequently, he broadened his background as a public company internal auditor, and then as a tax accountant at a local CPA firm.
After experiencing a variety of accounting disciplines, Antony decided his interest lies not only in exposure to a wide variety of individual and business client scenarios, but also in serving clients on a personal basis. Antony comments, “Having the opportunity to learn about a multitude of industries and individual client backgrounds and, most importantly, being able to play a part in clients’ journeys further draws me towards tax and accounting services.”
During Antony’s spare time he can usually be found on a long-distance jog or playing table tennis at his local table tennis club. Antony also plays the piano and cello recreationally and enjoys learning various pieces of music to relax. He is intrigued by the diversity of nationalities across the world and fondly reflects on several visits to countries such as Norway, Switzerland, and Sri Lanka.
When asked why he chose Hellam Varon, Antony says he was drawn to the people, the feel of the firm and the family-oriented environment. We are so glad Antony made us a part of his life!