Powell & Jones
Certified Public Accountants

Client References 2009

The following is a list of the governmental and non-profit organizations we currently serve as auditors and financial consultants.  We have included a brief description of our services and references you may call for these clients. 

We believe that current client services are the true measure of our, or any other, firm's qualifications.

COUNTIES

Columbia County Administrative Offices

Columbia County Board of County Commissioners
Annual audit of all county agencies for the past twenty-six years.  Assistance in preparation of annual budget utilizing "floor based budget"  concept.  Preparation of various capital improvement plans and assistance in assessment plan.  Year round consulting to all County officers.  Financial advisor on ten bond issues and loans.  Preparation of solid waste studies and landfill financing plan.  Recently served as Financial Advisor in refinancing three loans that will save $750,000 over five years.
Contact:  Mr. Dale Williams, County Manager    (386)758-1005

Suwannee County Board of County Commissioners
Serving as County Auditor since 1994, and financial advisors.
Contact:  Ms. Leeta Bronson, Finance Director    (386)364-3400

Taylor County Board of County Commissioners
Serving as County Auditor since 2001.
Contact:  Ms. Annie Mae Murphy, Clerk of Circuit Court    (850)838-3506

Wakulla County Board of County Commissioners
Selected as County Auditor for 2007 and thereafter.                  
Contact:  Mr. Tim Barden, Director of OMB    (850)926-9500



CITIES


City of Perry City Hall

City of Archer
Serving as County Auditor since 2006.
Contact:  Mr. Hugh Williams, City Manager    (352)495-2880

Town of Bell
Annual audit since 1990.
Mr. Dan Cavanah, Town Manager (352)463-6288

Town of Branford
Annual audit and financial consultant since 1987, including CDBG audit.  Assistance in budget preparation of budgets.
Contact:  Mr. Joe Cannon, President of Council    (386)935-1146

City of Dunnellon
Annual audit since 2008.
Contact:  Ms. Jan Smith, Finance Officer    (352)465-8500 ext.31

Town of Fort White
Annual audit and financial consultant since 1989, in cluding CDBG audit.  Assistance in preparation of budgets.
Contact:  Ms. Janice Revels, Town Clerk    (386)497-2321

Town of Horseshoe Beach
Annual audit for the past twenty-five years.  Preparation of state annual reports.
Contact:  Ms. Beverly Miller, Town Clerk

City of Lake Butler
Annual audit, including state and federal grants.  Selected as City Auditor from 1991 to present.  Financial advisor on capital improvement programs.
Contact:  Mr. John Berchtold, City Manager    (386)496-3401

Town of Mayo
Annual audit, including CDBG and other grant auditsfor period 1989 through present.
Contact:  Ms. Linda Cone, Town Clerk    (386)294-1551

Town of Micanopy
Annual audit for past twenty-three years.  Assistance in preparation of budget and financial management consulting.  Audit of CDBG and state recreation grants.  Selection and implementation of computer general ledger and utility billing system.
Contact:    Mr. Charles Kelley, Town Clerk/Administrator    (352)466-3121

Town of McIntosh
Annual audit since 2006.
Contact:  Ms. Debbie Miller, Town Clerk    (352)591-1017

Town of Penney Farms
Serving as auditor since 2003.
Contact:  Ms. Martina Kohler, Town Manager    (904)529-9078

City of Perry
Selected to serve ats auditor for the period 2008-2012.
Contact:  Ms. Penny Staffney, Finance Director    (850)584-7161

City of Trenton
Serving as auditor since 2003.
Contact:  Mr. Jared Ottenwess, City Manager    (352)463-4000

City of Waldo
Annual audit, including CDBG and other grant audits for the period 1992 through present.
Contact:  Ms. Kim Worley, City Manager    (352)468-1001

Town of White Springs
Annual audit and financial consulting for years 1987 through present.  assistance in installation of computer system.  Audit of CDBG and other grants.  Developement of financial plan to alleviate statutory "financial emergency".
Contact:  Mr. Robert Townsend, Town Manager    (386)397-2310



INDEPENDENT SPECIAL DISTRICTS

Big Bend Water Authority
Annual audit for 2008;  long-term audit of predecessor organization.  Audits of extensive state and federal programs.
Contact:  Ms. Jo Hiers, Finance Director    (352)498-3576

Columbia County Industrial Development Authority
Served as auditor begining in 1993.
Contact:  Mr. Jim Poole, Executive Director    (386)752-3690

First Coast Workforce Development Consortium
Annual audit since 2008
Contact:  Ms. Judith Hahn, Vice President    (904)213-3800

Metropolitan Transportation Planning Organization for the Gainesville Urbanized Area
Annual auditor since 2001.
Contact:  Mr. Tony Marshall, Financed Director    (352)955-2200

North Central Florida Regional Planning Council
Serving as auditor since 2001.
Contact:  Mr. Scott Koons, Executive Director    (352)955-2200

Taylor County School System Internal Accounts
Annual audit of school internal accounts since 2005.
Contact:  Ms. Vicki McManus, Finance Director    (850)838-2503

Taylor Coastal Water and Sewer District
Annual audit since July 2005 including audit of extensive State and Federal grant programs.
Contact:  Ms. Shirley Shinholser    (850)578-3043

Wilderness Coast Library Association
Annual audit since 2008.
Contact:  Ms. Cheryl Turner, Central Administrator    (850)997-7400



NONPROFIT HEALTH CARE


Doctors' Memorial Hospital in Perry, FL

Big Bend Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Annual audit and financial report services since 2000.
Contact:  Ms. Glenda Stanley, M.A., Executive Director    (850)224-1177

Doctors' Memorial Hospital
Annual audit and preparation of Form 990.
Contact:  Mr. William E. Brynes, Interim Chief Financial Officer    (850)584-0800

Florida Association of Health Occupation Students of America, Inc.
Annual audit and preparation of Form 990 since 2000.
Contact:  Ms. Marilyn Mesh, Executive Director    (352)462-1551

Family Health Care Center of Columbia County, Inc.
Annual audit and financial management services for the past twenty-two years.  Preparation of Medicare and Medicaid cost reports for all applicable years.  Financial management consulting, including selection and implementation of computer systems.
Contact:  Mr. Terry Myles, Chief Executive Officer    (386)755-4020

Lake Shore Hospital Authority
Annual audit for past sixteen years.  Negotiation of lease and service agreement with Shands organization.
Contact:  Mr. Jack Berry, Chairman of Trustees    (386)365-1857

Meridian Behavioral Services, Inc.
Annual audit for sixteen years of predecessor entity.  Various financial consulting services.  Current auditor of Organization HUD projects.
Contact:  Mr. Leo Doucette, Chief Financial Officer    (352)374-5600

Northeast Florida Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Annual audit and tax return preparation for the past eight years.
Contact:  Mr. Joe Crozier, Executive Director    (904)549-5881

Putnam Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.
Serving as auditor since 2001.
Contact:  Ms. Kathryn Walburn, Executive Director    (386)329-3780

Suwannee River Area Health Education Center, Inc.
Selected as auditor for the fiscal year begining September 30, 1992 and thereafter.  Work includes audit of State and Federal health-related grants.
Contact:  Ms. Marilyn Mesh, Executive Director    (352)462-1551

Trenton Medical Center, Inc.
Annual audit, including State and Federal grants since 1993.  Preparation of applicable cost reports.
Contact:  Mr. Dewayne Yates, Executive Director (352)463-2374



OTHER NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS


Seniors enjoy a game of Uno at Columbia County Senior Services, Inc.


Boys & Girls Club of North Central Florida
Annual audit  and form 990 since 2008.
Contact:  Ms. Lisa English, Chief Professional Officer    (850)838-2471

CARC-Advocates for Citizens with Disabilities, Inc.

Annual audit and financial managementservices since 1984.
Contact:  Ms. Carol Jewett, Executive Director    (386)752-1880

C.A.R.C. Housing, Inc.
HUD construction contract audit.  Annual audit and preparation of Form 990.
Contact:  Ms. Carol Jewett, Executive Director    (386)752-1880

Columbia County Senior Services, Inc.
Annual audit for past twenty-six years in compliance with Department of HRS requirements.  Preparation of IRS Form 990 for same period.  Assistance with installation and taining on accounting system.
Contact:  Ms. Debra Freeman, Executive Director    (386)755-0235

Comprehensive Community Services, Inc.
Annual audit including grant compliance work and preparation of Form 990 since 1995.
Contact:  Mr. Robert Lake, Executive Director    (386)362-7143

First Coast Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Annual audit including grant compliance work and preparation of Form 990 since 2006.
Contact:  Mr. Javen Joy, Director of Finance    (904)213-3800

Florida Library Association
Annual audit and preparation of Form 990 since 2008.
Contact:  Ms. Faye Roberts, Executive Director    (386)438-5795

Lake City-Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, Inc.
Annual audit and preparation of Form 990 for past eleven years.
Contact:  Mr. Jim Poole, Executive Director    (386)752-3690

Lake City Humane Society, Inc.
Annual audit and preparation of Form 990 for the past eleven years.
Contact:  Ms. Margaret Smith, Executive Director    (386)752-4702

Southwest Florida Workforce Development Board, Inc.
Selected as auditor for the period 2008-2012.
Contact:  Mr. Mike Egan, Finance Director    (239)225-2500

United Way of Suwannee Valley, Inc.
Annual audit and preparation of Form 990 for the past six years.
Contact:  Ms. Rita Dopp    (386)752-5604