ADAMSON + CO., P.A.

Our Team

Our Expert Advisors

Eric B. Adamson, CPA

Brent Parrish, CPA

Matt Beeman, CPA

Lindsey Martin, CPA

Rudy Markham, CPA, ABV, CFF

Richard Morton, CPA

Sara Thorpe

Karen Labelle

Gina Sowards

Susan Lewis

Daphne Compere

Eric B. Adamson, CPA

Eric, managing shareholder, has been in public accounting for more than 39 years.  He devotes a majority of his time working with business owners and entrepreneurs and their management team and advisors on building and growing their business/businesses including acquisitions, divestures, financing, human resources, insurance and other areas. He has expertise and provides accounting and auditing, income tax and estate tax planning, multiple state income tax related matters, and business and management consulting services to businesses operating in the following industries and professions:

 

  • Agriculture
  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Citrus Operations
  • Commercial Manufacturing and Storage
  • Construction
  • Elder and Senior Care
  • Employee Benefit Plans and Retirement Plans
  • Engineering Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Franchisors and Franchisees
  • Home Healthcare, Skilled and Unskilled
  • Hospitality
  • Law Firms
  • Leasing Companies
  • Manufacturing (Boats, Fishing, Chemical)
  • Medical Practices
  • Petroleum Jobbers
  • Portable Storage
  • Professional Service Organizations
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Transportation and Logistics

Specialized services to clients in the areas of:

Acquisitions and Sale of Businesses | Business Negotiations | Business Valuations

EDUCATION

University of Florida |  Bachelor of Science – Accounting (with High Honors)

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Platinum Bank – Board Member 2008 – 2017

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Winter Haven Hospital, Inc.

– Board of Trustees 2007 – 2012

Winter Haven Hospital Foundation

–  Chairman 2010 – 2016

–  Treasurer 2018 – Current

–  Board Member 2006 – Current

VISTE (Volunteers in Service to the Elderly)

– Chairman, Honorary Board 2001 – 2003

– Honorary Board Member 2001 – 2007

– President 1999 – 2000 1997 – 1998

– Vice President 1996

– Treasurer 1994 – 1995

– Chairman, Finance Committee Member 1994 – 1997

Atlanta Classic Foundation, Inc.

– Member (1988 – current) Former Director of Finance

Leadership Lakeland IX – Alumnus

Tenth Judicial Circuit/Fee Arbitration Committee

– Former Vice Chair and Member

Polk Community College Foundation Board of Directors

– Chairman 2001-2002

– Vice Chairman 2000-2001

– Treasurer 1999-2000

Campfire Boys and Girls

– President 1992 Treasurer 1990-1991

Brent Parrish, CPA

Brent, shareholder, has been in public accounting for more than 20 years.  He devotes a substantial amount of time to accounting and auditing, tax-related matters, and employee benefit consulting and in the following industries or professions:

  • Agriculture
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Acquisitions and Sales
  • Construction
  • Franchisors and Franchisees
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Individual Income Tax Planning
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturers
  • Qualified and Non-qualified Retirement Plans
  • Real Estate Development
  • Rental Real Estate
  • Restaurant and Food Service
  • Temporary Storage Facilities
  • Trucking Companies / Interstate Trade
  • Warehousing and Storage Facilities

Services to attorney’s and their clients in the areas of:

Divorce proceedings
Investigative accounting

EDUCATION

Florida Southern College | Bachelor of Science – Accounting

Master of Business Administration – Accounting Concentration

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

– Member

– Polk County Chapter, Past Chairman

Leadership Winter Haven XXIII – Alumnus

American Red Cross

– Audit Committee 2004 – 2007

– Chairman Budget Committee 2006 – 2007

Polk State College Foundation

– Chairman 2019 – 2020

– Member, Finance Committee

– Member, Nominations Committee

Polk County School Board Audit Committee

Winter Haven Hospital Foundation

– Member, Shooter Showdown Committee

The Florida Bar Tenth Judicial Circuit

Grievance Committee – Member

Matt Beeman, CPA

Matt, tax manager, has been in public accounting for more than 8 years.  He devotes a substantial amount of time to tax and business consulting in the following industries and professions:

 

  • Construction
  • Farming
  • Healthcare
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate Development and Investment
  • Rental Real Estate
  • Restaurant and Food Service
  • Warehousing

EDUCATION

University of Central Florida | Master of Science in Accounting

University of Florida | Masters of Business Administration

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Chapter Board Member

Lindsey Martin, CPA

Lindsey, senior accountant, has been in public accounting for more than 4 years. She devotes a substantial amount of time to accounting, auditing, and consulting in the following industries or professions:

 

  • Construction
  • Franchisors and Franchisees
  • Homeowner Associations
  • Law Firms
  • Manufacturing
  • Petroleum Jobbers
  • Qualified and Non-qualified Retirement Plans
  • Rental Real Estate
  • Restaurant and Food Service
  • Temporary Storage Facilities
  • Trucking Companies / Interstate and Intrastate Trade
  • Warehousing and Storage Facilities

EDUCATION

Warner University | Bachelor of Arts – Business Administration – Accounting

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Endeavor Winter Haven – Member

Endeavor Serves – Graduate

Leadership Winter Haven XXXVIII – Alumnus

Rudy Markham, CPA, ABV, CFF

Rudy has been in public accounting for more than 40 years. He devotes a substantial amount of time to accounting and auditing, tax related matters, and business consulting services, business valuation, forensic accounting and litigation support services in the following industries or professions:

 

  • Chemical Manufacturers
  • Citrus Operations
  • Commercial Printing
  • Communications
  • Construction
  • Engineering Firms
  • Financial Institutions
  • Law Firms
  • Leasing Companies
  • Manufacturing and Agriculture
  • Real Estate Development
  • Retail Trade
  • Trucking Companies/Interstate Trade
  • Warehousing/Storage Facilities
  • Wholesale Distributors

Services to attorneys and their clients in the areas of:

Business Valuations * | Divorce Proceedings | Financial Forensics **

General Business Consulting | Business Negotiations

Business Damages/Loss Profits | Condemnation and Eminent Domain

*Accredited in Business Valuations, ABV

**Certified in Financial Forensics, CFF

The ABV and CFF credentials are issued to qualified applicants by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Requirements for the credentials include passing rigorous exams, demonstrating significant business experience in the areas of business valuation and financial forensics as well as maintaining a commitment to life-long learning and educational activities in business valuation and financial forensics. The ABV and CFF credentials are granted to CPAs who are members in good standing of the AICPA which binds them to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill     |      B.S.  in Accounting (with High Honors)

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member (including Forensic and Valuation Service Section)

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member (including Valuation, Forensic Accounting and Litigation Service Section)

Richard Morton, CPA

Rick, principal, has been a certified public accountant for more than 40 years.  He worked in public accounting for 23 years before serving as Vice President – corporate tax for Comcar Industries, Inc., a national trucking company, for the next 18 years.  He returned to public accounting to manage the Firm’s tax department and tax practice. He has the expertise and devotes a substantial amount of time to tax-related matters which include income, trusts and estates, and state and local tax issues.  He also consults with businesses in the following industries or professions:

 

  • Agriculture
  • Citrus Operations
  • Construction
  • Financial Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Leasing Companies
  • Professional Service Organizations
  • Real Estate Investment and Development
  • Retail Trade
  • Trucking and Logistics
  • Warehousing and Storage Facilities

EDUCATION

Polk Community College |  Associate of Arts

University of Florida | Bachelor of Arts – Mathematics

University of Florida |  Post Baccalaureate – Accounting Concentration

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants – Member

Leadership Winter Haven XI – Alumnus

Winter Haven Baptist Manor, Inc.

– Board member 1999-2014

– President 2001-2014

Tenth Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee

Sara Thorpe, Office Administrator

Sara has been in office administration for more than 15 years. At Adamson + Co., P.A. she is responsible for client relations and daily numerous office functions.  Sara maintains and coordinates our suppliers and outside services, such as IT, communications and office equipment to ensure efficient daily operations.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

Endeavor Winter Haven – Member

Guardian Ad Litem Volunteer 2017 – Current

Karen Labelle, Accountant

Karen, accountant, has been in public and private accounting for more than 30 years.  She devotes a substantial amount of time to bookkeeping, payroll services and income tax preparation in the following industries or professions:

 

  • Commercial Rental Real Estate and Development
  • Construction
  • Financial Services
  • Professional Services
  • Residential Rental Real Estate

EDUCATION

Brookedale Community College | Associates Degree – Accounting

Gina Sowards, Receptionist

Gina has working in the accounting field for more than 20 years.  At Adamson + Co., P.A. she provides various administrative functions.

PROFESSIONAL AND CIVIC

HOA secretary and Treasurer

Susan Lewis, Accountant

Susan Lewis has been in public and private accounting for more than 20 years. She devotes a substantial amount of time to accounting and tax related matters in the following industries or professions:

 

  • Construction
  • Medical Staffing Agencies
  • Professional Services
  • Rental Real Estate
  • Warehousing and Storage Facilities

EDUCATION

University of Maryland, Baltimore County – Bachelor of Arts in Economics , Certificate in Accounting

Daphne Compere

Daphne, staff accountant, has been in public accounting for less than 1 year. She devotes a substantial amount of time to accounting and tax related matters in the following industries or professions:

  • Construction
  • Individual Income Tax Planning
  • Medical Staffing Agencies
  • Rental Real Estate
  • Warehousing and Storage Facilities

EDUCATION

Florida Southern College | Bachelor of Science – Accounting