“At Withum, we focus on being a catalyst for growth and success for our clients, team members and communities.” – Chanda Horne
In sports, all good athletes know they need a team to count on, whether it’s on the field or the court or in a supporting role on the sidelines. At the heart of that team for many of Central Florida’s players is Chanda Horne, the leader in the Sports and Entertainment division for the Southeast markets at national advisory, tax and audit services firm Withum.
Horne, who is based in Orlando, has spent more than 20 years in tax compliance and advisory roles in sports and entertainment, as well as consumer products, hospitality and real estate. There’s no sector she would rather serve than the one she’s in now.
“In my first few years of working, I had the opportunity to work in a firm with a large sports and entertainment clientele,” she says. “Once I came to Withum, several of my former professional athlete clients sought out my services, which reignited my passion for that type of work. Withum always encourages our team members to follow their passion.”
In her role behind the scenes, things stay as dynamic as they are under the spotlight, keeping Horne on her toes and her clients at the top of their game.
“Sports and entertainment never provide the same day,” she says. “Our clients are the best in their fields, and my goal is to educate them on accounting and tax to help them focus on what they do best, and not on the details. Ultimately, we are always trying to help them meet their financial or personal goals.”