Orlando and Central Florida (November 5, 2013) — Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD), Central Florida-based accountants providing assurance, accounting and tax compliance services to timeshare and vacation ownership developers, HOAs and other businesses, announced they have recently purchased the Altamonte Springs office of Cohen & Company, making them the largest independent CPA firm in Central Florida.
The acquisition adds 15 accountants to AWD’s existing complement of 76, as well as providing a second location. Averett Warmus Durkee’s headquarters will remain based in downtown Orlando. The transaction is part of the firm’s growth strategy of adding new team members and locations that will fit into the company’s philosophy of delivering highly professional and thorough accounting services and will enhance their corporate strengths. The partners of Cohen & Company, Russell Goldberg and Scott McEachron, will become principals with Averett Warmus Durkee.
Founded in 1989, Averett Warmus Durkee is headed up by James W. Warmus, president and CEO. The firm was named a finalist in Orlando Business Journal’s 2013 Healthiest Employers in Central Florida competition, has been a “Best Company to Work For” as reported by Florida Trends magazine and is the 38th fastest-growing company in the region, having enjoyed a 37.4 percent revenue growth between 2010 and 2012.
About Averett Warmus Durkee, CPAs
Averett Warmus Durkee (AWD) provides clients in timeshare, whole and fractional ownership associations and other industries with assurance, accounting, and tax compliance services. As the largest independent CPA firm in Central Florida, AWD also provides consulting services to clients for business acquisitions and dispositions and advises clients on ways to improve their internal processes while providing them with relevant information needed to make timely, critical decisions. For further information about AWD, contact Tom Durkee (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Lena Combs (email@example.com) at (407) 849-1569 or visit www.awd-cpa.com.
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