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J. Stephen Nouss, CGMA, CPA

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Chief Consulting Officer
Berkowitz Pollack Brant


Steve Nouss has more than thirty years of diverse business experience and has helped numerous privately held and publicly traded companies improve efficiencies, streamline processes and react to changing market conditions.

Nouss spent more than 15 years with a Big Four firm providing accounting, auditing and business advisory services to Florida-based entities. He later held leadership positions with Ryder System, WR Grace and Seabulk International, where he developed strategic plans, collaborated across departments and restructured processes and procedures.

In addition, Nouss has worked with small and mid-sized companies to evaluate governance structures and operations with a goal of enhancing the quality of earnings. His efforts to identify risk management issues and propose solutions for managing them have helped organizations minimize their exposure and improve profitability.

Areas of Focus
  Enterprise Risk Management
  Business Process Improvement
  Corporate Governance Reviews
  Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer Consulting Services
  Internal Audit
  Anti-Fraud Audits and Consulting
  Service Organization Controls (SOC) Reporting
  Information Technology Consulting

Professional Affiliations and Licenses
  American Institute of Certified Public Accountants 
  Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Past President
  Chartered Global Management Accountant

Community Involvement
University of Florida Athletic Association Board of Directors – VP, Audit Committee Chair
  University of Florida Foundation – Audit Committee
  Boy Scouts of America –Assistant Scout Leader

Education
  University of Florida – Bachelor of Science in Accounting