Instructor Biography

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Thomas F. Reilly, CFE,CPA


Tom Reilly, CPA is the partner in charge of Accounting and Auditing, and Quality Control for Holland & Reilly in Orlando, Florida.  He is a 1972 Honors graduate of Florida State University with a masters degree in Accounting.  He serves as a consultant to the Florida Board of Accountancy, Department of Professional Regulation as well as other CPA firms on technical accounting and auditing issues.  

Tom is one of three experts used by the Florida Board of Accountancy to review governmental reports filed with the Office of the Auditor General.  He is frequently requested by other CPA firms to perform pre-issuance reviews of governmental financial statements to ensure compliance with professional standards, as well as for submittal for the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting.

Tom is a past chairman of the FICPA State and Local Government Conference.  He has served as a member of the FICPA State and Local Government Committee/Section for many years and is a past chairman.  He is a past chairman of the FICPA Government Standards Review Committee, whose purpose was to improve the quality of governmental audits by addressing the standards overload problem.  Tom served on the Task Force for Auditor Selection that developed legislation for changes to Florida law as well as other recommended practices regarding auditor selection.  

He was the author and instructor of the FICPA CPE course - “Auditing and Reporting on Local Governments in Florida”, which had been taught to CPAs throughout Florida from 1983 to 2014.  He has authored or co-authored various published articles on accounting and auditing topics as well as being a frequent speaker to professional groups and conferences.

Tom is a co-author of and serves as a discussion leader for the Government Ethics course for the FICPA.

Tom is a past president of the Central Florida Chapter of the FICPA and a past member of the FICPA Board of Governors.  He is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of CPAs - (AICPA and FICPA) and the National Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, as well as the GFOA and FGFOA.