MEET THE CPAs
With convenient offices located in Sarasota and in the southern part of Sarasota County in olde downtown Englewood, Armentrout, Chau and Associates is a full service tax, accounting and business consulting firm practicing in Southwest Florida. We serve businesses from Naples to Tampa, and spefically Manatee, Sarasota, Charlotte, Lee and Collier counties. Our individual and trust clients can be found in many States as well as in Canada and Europe.
Our CPAs and staff accountants assist clients with a variety of services including tax planning and tax return preparation, auditing and bookkeeping. We also provide tax and accounting services, retirement planning guidance, new business consulting, and assistance with personal financial & retirement planning.
Born and raised in Massachusetts, Linh Chau graduated from UMass-Amherst with his Bachelor's degree in Economics in 2005 and continued on to received his MBA from private Nichols College in 2008. After moving to Orlando, working full time in back-office international finance operations, and earning his FINRA Series 7 and Series 24 licenses for the securities industry, Linh pushed to continue his education even further. He completed his Master's in Accounting from the University of Central Florida in May of 2013 then passed the full series of CPA certification exams that summer. Linh was then quickly hired by a private manufacturing enterprise with headquarters in Sarasota. As Financial Analyst for this holding company (that oversaw three distinct business entities, four facilities in the U.S. and Mexico, and sales worldwide) the owners entrusted Linh as the point person on what became an eleven month journey of negotiations, strategizing, and multiple meetings with attorneys and accountants toward the eventual multi-million dollar sale of the manufacturing entities. Having now helped to successfully work himself out of his new job, Linh decided to put his extensive education, real-world experience, and recent CPA certification to use in public accounting.
Linh and his wife Alexandra, Realtor with Catalist Realty and real estate investor and consultant with ACRE Advisors, live in downtown Sarasota and have two girls, Eloise and Gwenyth, who are the lights of their lives.