FICPA Chair Abby Dupree

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Abby Dupree

Abby Dupree, CPA, Managing Partner at Tallahassee-based accounting firm Carroll and Company, has begun her term as Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
“Abby is committed to serving the diverse needs of our more than 19,000 members,” said Deborah L. Curry, CPA, CGMA, President/CEO of FICPA. “We’re fortunate to have her at the helm as we work to ensure the FICPA continues offering value to our members and navigates the changes facing our profession.”

Dupree has stated that her major goals are to remain relevant to CPAs at all stages of their careers, especially younger generations, and to help move the organization forward in an increasingly technology-focused profession. “Our profession is changing so fast yet the need for CPAs has never been greater. … The new CPA is an agile business advisor, assuring business transparency and trust in our high-tech environment,” she said in a recent interview for FICPA’s Florida CPA Today magazine.

With more than 100 years of history as the voice of Florida CPAs, the FICPA has a strong tradition of leadership and professional service – one that Dupree is eager to continue. “For the FICPA Board to recognize that they don’t have all the answers but to continually seek them is a powerful way to move the profession and our organization forward. We have to stay ahead of the curve,” she said.
A Tallahassee native, Dupree has more than 24 years of experience in individual, estate, trust, and not-for-profit tax planning and preparation, as well as extensive experience with state and federal campaign finance compliance and consulting. She has been active as a leader within the FICPA for years, having previously served with the Tallahassee Chapter, the Board of Directors, and the governing Council. In 2018, Dupree was chosen as one of the 25 Women You Need to Know by the Tallahassee Democrat. She was also selected as one of the 2018 Most Powerful Women in the Accounting Profession by the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor magazine. Dupree graduated from Florida State University and is married to Sam Stathis, who previously served as FICPA’s 84th President (2011-2012).

About the FICPA

 

Founded in 1905, the Florida Institute of CPAs is a Tallahassee-based, statewide, professional association representing member-CPAs throughout Florida. With a membership of more than 19,000 CPAs, the Institute’s mission is to serve the diverse needs of its members; enhance their competency and professionalism; support professional standards; promote the value of our members; and advocate on behalf of the profession.