Florida's Top Young CPAs Convene in Tallahassee for Capstone Experience Connecting Them to Florida's Business & Legislative Communities

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TALLAHASSEE, FL: Florida’s best and brightest young CPAs have immense technical skills but still need experience and exposure to the people and institutions that form the business climate in Florida.

 

To give them this opportunity, the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) started the Emerging Leaders Program three years ago as an experience that brings together young CPAs from all across the state to engage in unique networking and career development opportunities.

The highlight and final portion of the Program is the Emerging Leaders Summit. The Summit, hosted in Tallahassee, is three days of participants networking with each other, leaders within the CPA profession, and state legislators.

“What I love most about this event is that it directly benefits and caters to our young leaders, those who are quite literally the future of Florida business. We know they are already great professionals...and we want to expand their influence sooner,” says Deborah Curry, President/CEO of the FICPA. 

The Summit includes a leadership workshop, an interactive budgeting session by Florida TaxWatch, and a comprehensive tour of the capitol building.  

“It opens up doors. It opens opportunities. [The FICPA] really puts a lot of thought into this program and it’s been super beneficial in boosting my awareness and in getting us thinking about how we can be more intentional about our careers,” says past participant, Eboni Moss.  

The Emerging Leaders Program and Summit occur annually, with applications for the 2020 Program opening late December 2019. Graduates from the 2019 class are listed below:

 

Tallahassee 

Lauren Maultsby, Senior Accountant

 

Carroll and Company, CPA's

Michael White, Managing Partner

 

Indelible Solutions, LLLP

 

Jacksonville 

Patrick FIelds, Shareholder

 

Val Fields CPA Group, PA

Ryan Hayes, Audit Senior Associate

 

DIxon Hughes Goodman LLP

 

Tampa 

Nicole Cody, Auditor

 

Spoor Bunch Franz

Nancy Ftizgibbons, Financial Reporting Associate

 

Spoor Bunch Franz

Jamie Koepsel, Attorney

 

Williams Parker Harrison Dietz & Getzen, P.A.

Stefani McElroy, Senior Accountant

 

Spoor Bunch Franz

Alexia Pappas, Senior Staff Accountant

 

Spoor Bunch Franz

Shay Sapp, Senior SALT Consultant

 

CliftonLarsonAllen

Alexandria Welsh, Senior Consultant

 

A-Lign

 

Orlando 

Brent Larimer, Corporate Accountant

 

Wyndham Destinations

Carly Luczak, Tax Supervisor

 

Withum

Stephanie Nissen, Audit Supervisor

 

WithumSmith+Brown, PC

 

Ft. Lauderdale 

Christian Molineros, Director of Accounting

 

MDLIVE, Inc

Travis Ouimet, Director of Accounting

 

Juda, Eskew & Associates

Marie Rosier, Owner

 

MMR CPA

Trudian Thomas, Financial Analyst, Accounting Policies & Procedures

 

SBA Communications Corp

Kayla Wys, EY Tax Manager

 

EY

Joanna Zhang, Tax Manager

 

BDO USA, LLP

 

Miami

Alexander Admire, Senior Manager

 

MBAF

David Berdugo, Manager

 

MBAF

Ernesto Diaz, Senior Accountant

 

MBAF

Janae Leth, Senior Manager in the Audit Dept.

 

MBAF

Octavio Marrero, Tax Manager

 

APPELROUTH FARAH & CO., P.A.

Benjamin Nussbaum, Finance Director

 

Village of Key Biscayne

Luis Rumbaut, Audit Manager

 

MBAF


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The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the premier professional organization representing Florida's Certified Public Accountants in the state. In addition to serving the diverse needs of its membership, its mission is to enhance its members’ competency and professionalism; supports professional standards; and advocate on behalf of the profession.

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