Florida Southern College
Bachelor of Science, Accounting; 2002
Masters of Business Administration; 2008
In Accounting Since 2002
With Purvis Gray Since 2020
Senior Manager Lakeland
Chris is a Senior Manager who has worked in public accounting since 2002 and spent more than 12 years at a top-ten national firm. He specializes in providing auditing, accounting, and management advisory services to a wide variety of clients and industries, including governments, public utilities, institutes of higher education, for-profits, and not-for-profits.
In the governmental industry, he works with Florida municipalities, counties (including constitutional officers), and special districts. Chris helps local governments obtain and maintain the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. Chris has participated in Single Audits covering dozens of federal and state grant programs, including working with the Federal government on audits of cooperative agreements and contracts for international aid.
Chris’s for-profit experience includes accounting, auditing, consulting, and tax services for clients in manufacturing and distribution, wholesale/retail, hospitality, construction, healthcare, and professional services. For more than 16 years, he has performed Certified Sales and Use Tax Audits under the Florida Department of Revenue’s Certified Audit Program. Chris also assists clients with consulting on Ch. 212, F.S. issues and responding to Florida DOR notices. Chris regularly presents continuing professional education training courses for state and local organizations covering topics such as GASB and FASB standards, Single Audit/Uniform Guidance, Florida sales and Use Tax, and Management Accounting/Internal Controls.
Chris graduated from Florida Southern College in with a B.S. in Accounting and an MBA with an Accounting concentration. He taught undergraduate, upper-divisional accounting classes at his alma mater as adjunct faculty for four years. He has been licensed as a CPA in Florida since 2003 and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), Florida Governmental Finance Officers Association (FGFOA), and GFOA. Chris is also a member of the Polk County Chapter of the FICPA where he served as President from 2010-2011. In addition, he is a graduate of Leadership Tampa Bay, Class of 2018. Chris previously served on the board of Junior Achievement (JA) of Polk County and volunteered his time for JA as an instructor. Chris also volunteers his time with SPCA Florida.
In his free time, you will find Chris working for his wife, Julie (also a CPA), on home improvement projects. He also enjoys running and traveling with Julie and their son Matthew. As a Florida native, you will find Chris and his family at the beach enjoying the Florida sunshine whenever possible.
Certified Public Accountant; 2003
Certified in Florida Sales and Use Tax
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Government Finance Officers Association
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Government Finance Officers Association