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About Our Firm

Our company is a certified public accounting firm providing accounting, tax, audit, 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 Jones CPA, Managing Shareholder

William is a graduate of the University of Florida in 2000 and a graduate from Florida International University in 2007 with a Master of Accounting degree. William is a certified public accountant in the state of Florida.

William has over 17 years of experience providing auditing, tax and advisory services, including experience at an international CPA firm as an auditor of public and private companies in numerous industries. He is an experienced CPA with focus in auditing financial statements, performing internal control reviews and tax compliance engagements. He provides audit, tax, and advisory services to our small business clients, non-profit organizations and individuals.

William is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), and several industry-specific associations including the North Central Florida Estate Planning Council, the Builders Association of North Central Florida and the Greater Gainesville Chamber of Commerce.

William currently serves as the Chair of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

William F. McDavid, CPA, PFS, CVA

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 continually changing business environment.

Suzannah D. Gudmundsen, CPA

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, Jones & 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 fieldwork 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.

Kenneth W. Bryant, CPA

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

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

Kathy Siegle joined McDavid, Jones & Company in 1994 and manages our client Accounting Department. She has over 25 years of 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, Office Manager

Jane Tyrie joined McDavid, Jones & 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.