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Joel A. Knopp, CPA



Moore Stephens Lovelace, PA

Background - Joel Knopp is a senior manager with MSL’s Governmental Practice Group. Joel has over 18 years of experience in accounting and auditing and has provided services to numerous municipalities, counties, and special districts. 

Professional Experience - Joel has performed audits on over 40 governmental entities subject to Government Auditing Standards and Federal and State Single Audit requirements. Joel works directly with clients’ management to develop strong relationships, resolve issues arising during audits, and ensures that engagements are performed in accordance with applicable professional standards and in a manner that is consistent with the clients’ goals. Joel’s previous experience includes work as an audit director for a CPA firm in Virginia, where he managed numerous audits of Virginia local governmental agencies and municipalities. 

Joel has also been a speaker at training sessions for FGFOA chapters, FSFOA, FICPA, Florida Audit Form, and at various MSL training events. These sessions have included training on auditing standards, Single Audit, and GASB pronouncements. 

Education and Certifications 
• B.S. Degree in Accounting - Eastern University 
• C.P.A., Certified Public Accountant – Florida 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations 
• Member of the American Institute of Certified 

Public Accountants (AICPA) 
• Member of the Florida Institute of Certified 

Public Accountants (FICPA) 
• Member of the Florida Government Finance 

Officers Association (FGFOA) 
• Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)