Helen Painter

Helen Y. Painter, CPA
  • Graduated Florida Atlantic University, 1993, BS in Accounting, 1994 Master in Accounting
  • Graduated Palm Beach Community College, 1991, AA in Business
Professional Credentials
  • Received CPA Certificate in 1995
  • Member of AICPA, FGFOA, and FICPA
  • 2004 Competent Toastmaster (CTM) Distinguishment
  • Member of Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association
  • FICPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards
  • FICPA Accounting and Auditing Sections Steering Committee
  • FGFOA Small Government Committee
Years in Accounting
  • 23
Years with Firm
  • 23

Partner : Ocala Office

Member of Quality Control Team
Member of Concurring Review Team

(352) 732-3872

Helen is an Audit Partner at Purvis, Gray and Company, LLP, where she provides leadership to the firm by serving on the Quality Control Committee and Professional Education Committee, as well as being a member of the Concurring Review Team. Since 1995, Helen's career is focused on providing auditing services to a wide variety of clients. She is considered a specialist in audits of not-for-profit organizations; financial institutions; and general government, including Municipalities, Special Districts, and Counties. She has performed numerous audits of grants under both the Federal Single Audit Act and the Florida Single Audit Act.

Helen received her Master in Accounting Degree in 1994 from Florida Atlantic University. She is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (FICPA), and Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association (FGFOA).

Helen serves on the FICPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee; FICPA Accounting and Auditing Sections Steering Committee; and the FGFOA Small Government Committee. Helen also has earned the designation of Competent Toastmaster.

Helen has authored The Audit Process, Talking Stick, April/May 2005, and is a speaker on various topics, most recently at the Nature Coast Chapter of the FGFOA, Florida Local Government Investment Trust Group, Fraud in the Not-For-Profit Environment.

In her spare time, Helen enjoys a lifetime involvement in breeding and raising Thoroughbred race horses in her hometown of Ocala, which is considered "The Horse Capital of the World." She is an active member of Meadowbrook Church and currently serves as a member of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Association.