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FICPA MemberTrusting your business or personal finances with someone you don't know can be challenging. At FMA, CPA, we understand the difficulties behind choosing the right Pinellas County CPA for you or your business, which is why we offer a free initial consultation. This allows you to get to know us and us to get to know your business - so we can build a long-term professional relationship.

Give us a call today at 727-530-0036 to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in Clearwater, Tampa Bay, Largo and St. Petersburg and the surrounding areas and our offices are located in Clearwater, Lutz, Countryside and St. Petersburg.

 

Mark Martukovich, CPA

Mark Martukovich CPA

Mark Martukovich – Mark graduated from The University of Akron in 1990 with a degree in accounting and is a licensed CPA in Florida and Ohio. Mark began his career as a staff accountant in Cleveland, OH in 1989. He transitioned into Director of Business Development in 1996 for the College Store Trade Association. Mark spent 10 years as a commercial banker in the Tampa Bay area has over 17 years of business development and consulting experience having worked with small and medium-sized businesses. He has served on the Board of Directors of the SPCA Tampa Bay and is an active member on the SPCA Tampa Bay Professional Advisory Council. He is the recipient of the Friend of Literacy Award from Project:LEARN, an adult literacy organization for his work as treasurer and member of the Board of Directors. Since joining the firm, Mark has focused on building a business and individual consulting model that takes a holistic approach to tax efficiency and planning. A leader in the accounting industry, Mark is dedicated to using his expertise and business acumen to help his peers adapt to the changing accounting landscape. He is the lead presenter for the Thomson Reuters flagship thought leadership event series, Partner Summit: Moving Your Practice Forward, which helps accounting firms become the trusted business advisors their clients need.

 

 

 

Derrick Cox, Director

Derrick Cox

Derrick Graduated form Florida International University with a degree in Finance. He spent the first 23 years of his career in banking and held several roles in credit, advisory, business development, and leadership. During his time in banking, he has been able to advise hundreds of companies across a broad spectrum of industries. He has served on the board of several corporate and charitable organizations and is currently a member of Copperhead Charities. He is a graduate of Tampa’s CEO Direct, Leadership Dallas, and Leadership Orlando. Derrick joined the firm as Director of Advisory Services. Since joining the firm, he has worked with the leadership team to develop an advisory platform that helps our clients navigate their path to success.

 

 

 

Rose Martukovich, Business Consultant

Rose Martukovich

Rose graduated from SUNY at Fredonia State in 1986 with a degree in accounting. She has 15 years experience as a consultant with the State of New York Workers’ Compensation working on  process and business operations improvements.  Prior to that she was a financial analyst in the banking, media and oil and gas industries. Rose is responsible for overseeing the Lutz and Clearwater offices and integrating new technology to improve the tax and accounting services.

 

 

 

Lisa M. Raponi, Enrolled Agent

Lisa Raponi

Lisa has been with the firm since August of 2003. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Salem State College and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Tampa. Ms. Raponi is recognized to practice before the IRS and received her Enrolled Agent status in June of 2003. She has more than 25 years in finance and tax experience.  Ms. Raponi is a member of the National Association of Enrolled Agents, the Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, and the Trinity Business Association, where she serves on the Board as Vice President and Charitable Committee Chairperson. Lisa is responsible for managing our Lutz office and specializes in small business and tax consultation.

 

 

 

Jensen Chatman, Enrolled Agent

Jensen Chatman

Jensen graduated from the University of South Florida in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in accounting. She has more than twelve years of experience in all phases of public accounting as well as experience in corporate accounting. Jensen is recognized to practice before the IRS and received her Enrolled Agent status in 2011.

 

 

 

Arlene Lane, Senior Tax Advisor and Trainer

Arlene Lane

Arlene served as a Tax Preparer, Premium Tax Preparer, Office Leader and Instructor in her prior capacity with another firm. She has a Masters Degree from the University of South Florida with undergraduate degrees from McGill and York Universities and as an Enrolled Agent is recognized to practice before the IRS.

 

 

 

Bob Majewski, Senior Accountant

Bob Majewski

Bob joined the firm in June of 2000. He studied accounting at the University of South Florida after which he ran the family business for over 10 years. Since then, he has worked as an accountant in the Tampa Bay area.

Bob manages many of our monthly clients as well as corporate and individual tax work. He is also responsible for all accounting research.

 

 

 

Jeff Allen, Staff Accountant

Jeff Allen

Jeff joined the firm shortly after graduating from St. Petersburg College in 2017 with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration focusing in Finance, Accounting, and Business Management. Jeff was working in the Accounting field while pursuing his degree and has been exposed to many different industries. Jeff specializes in bookkeeping and accounting for many of our small business clients.

 

 

 

Paul Audette, Office Manager

Paul Audette

Paul is originally from Rhode Island, and split time between R.I. and Florida since 2007 before moving here permanently in 2015. He graduated Florida State University in 2012 with Bachelor’s Degrees in both Political Science and History. He earned a Master’s Degree in American History from Norwich University in Vermont. Before joining FMA, CPA, Paul worked with several non-profits and museums in the Pinellas County area with Project Research and Management, Fundraising and Budgeting, and Database and Collections Management. Along with General office duties, Paul manages the Project Workflow for the office, assists with Research, administers the Client Database, and oversees the secure intake, processing, and cataloging of Client Documents.

 

 

 

Amanda Cox, Director of Communications

Amanda Cox

Amanda graduated from the University of Central Florida in 1996 with a degree in Communications. Amanda is responsible for overseeing the FMA website, social media, print/digital marketing and external communications. Amanda is also an avid photographer in her spare time.

 

 

 

Ruth Matthiessen, Office Manager

Ruth Matthiessen

Ruth joined the firm in August of 1999. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Languages from Indiana University. She spent most of her career working for Lufthansa in Frankfurt, Germany and Chicago, IL. She has also worked as a bilingual secretary and was responsible for financial control management, detail planning and analysis of budget requirements. Ruth speaks German fluently and is a Phi Beta Kappa member.

 

 

 

Joan C. Grote, Enrolled Agent

Joan Grote

Joan graduated from University of South Florida in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science majoring in accounting.  She also received her Certificate of Enrollment from the Internal Revenue Service in 2002.  Joan has over 30 years experience in all phases of public accounting and specializes in tax and financial reporting.