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About Our Firm

William McDavid & Co., P.A. - D/B/A McDavid & Company, CPA's (the Company) was founded by William F. McDavid and began operations in June of 1981 in Gainesville, Florida. Our company is a certified public accounting firm providing accounting, tax, business valuation, financial planning, fee based money management, litigation support and business consulting services to individuals and closely held businesses.

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Objectivity
  • Independence
  • Credibility
  • Accessibility
  • Flexibility
  • Confidentiality

 

We are a firm dedicated to providing high quality professional services based on these values.

Our Objective

To deliver professional services that exceed our client's expectations.

Our Team

William F. McDavid, CPA, PFS, CVA, Managing Shareholder

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Bill is a 1973 graduate of the University of Florida. He received his CPA certificate in 1978 and is licensed to practice public accounting in the state of Florida. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts and the Estate Planning Council of Gainesville. He is a past President of the North Central Florida Chapter of the FICPA.

Bill's experience encompasses federal and state taxation, financial and estate planning, litigation support, business valuations, business sales and acquisitions, business consulting and auditing of private companies and local governments. Bill has over 35 years of diversified accounting and tax experience and his most valued business knowledge and technical ability has been gained over the years by serving the diverse needs of the firm's clients in a continuing changing business environment.

Bill has been awarded the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) credential by the AICPA. The PFS credential recognizes CPA's with considerable professional experience in financial planning. Currently, 5,000 CPA's hold the PFS credential, which represents approximately 1% of the total AICPA membership.

Bill earned the coveted Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation in 1996 from the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) after intensive study and passing a stringent examination.

Bill is registered with the State of Florida Department of Financial Services as an Investment Advisor Representative of William McDavid & Company & Co., P.A. D/B/A McDavid & Company Wealth Management Services.

In addition to providing professional services to the firm's clients in his areas of expertise, Bill manages the Company and is responsible for the internal operations of the firm and practice development.

Suzannah D. Gudmundsen, CPA

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Suzannah Gudmundsen has been a resident of Florida since 1973. She graduated with high honors from the University of Florida in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She was licensed as a certified public accountant in 1982 and began her career with McDavid & Company in the same year.

Before joining our firm, Suzannah was employed by the Office of the Auditor General , where she was primarily involved in audit field work of State and County Agencies. Since joining our firm, she audited municipalities, governmental grants, non-profit organizations, and private companies. Suzannah also provides accounting and tax services to our small business clients and individuals. Additionally she provides assistance with business valuations and litigation support services.

Suzannah is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Nora C. Rockwell, CPA

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Nora Rockwell graduated from Florida International University in 1976, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters in Science Management in 1982. She was licensed as a certified public accountant in the state of Florida in 1981.

Nora's experience has been in private and public accounting. She was employed by International Telephone and Telegraph, Burger King Corporation and Coopers and Lybrand before joining McDavid & Company. Since joining our firm in 1984, she has prepared compiled and reviewed financial statements on an as needed basis for our clients. Nora also provides Accounting and Tax services to our small business clients and individuals.

Nora is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Kenneth W. Bryant, CPA

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Ken Bryant began his career in public accounting in 1992 when he was employed by a local CPA firm in Ft. Myers, Florida. Ken earned his Bachelor of Science in accounting in 1994, and was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1995. He earned his Master's degree in accounting and taxation from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2009. Ken's work experience has been concentrated in the areas of taxation and accounting for small businesses, individuals and non-profit organizations. He has in-depth knowledge of accounting systems and experience with QuickBooks accounting programs.

Ken is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Peggy S. Goodholm, CPA

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Peggy Goodholm joined our firm in 2015. She graduated with highest honors from the University of Florida in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. As part of the five-year program at the University of Florida, Peggy was awarded a Master of Accounting degree the same day she received her Bachelor’s degree. She was licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in 1997.

Before joining our firm, Peggy was employed by a regional CPA firm in its Gainesville office in the State of Florida for nearly 19 years. Peggy enjoys assisting our clients with their federal, state and local taxation needs. She has extensive experience working with individuals, corporations, partnerships and trusts.

Peggy is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Peggy has served the North Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants as Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-President and President.

Kathy Siegle, Accountant

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Kathy Siegle joined McDavid & Company in 1994 and manages our client Accounting Department. She has over 25 years experience providing accounting, bookkeeping, and tax services. Kathy prepares all monthly financial statements for our small business clients and assumes responsibility for preparing all federal and state payroll tax returns. She also prepares federal returns for corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Additionally, Kathy serves as our Computer Network Manager and maintains our software library.

M. Jane Tyrie, Administrative Assistant

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Jane Tyrie joined McDavid & Company in 2008 and manages the administrative support for the firm. In addition, she assists with our reception area. She has over 30 years of experience in professional firms and is trained in the use of office equipment, computers and specialized software. Jane also oversees our time and billing program and our electronic filing system.

Brittany Bauman, Administrative Assistant

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Brittany Bauman joined McDavid & Company in 2010 and manages our reception area, as well as assisting with administrative support. She has over 10 years experience in professional offices and is trained in the use of office equipment and various computer programs, as well as specialized software.