University of Florida
Bachelor of Science; 1989
Masters of Accounting; 1991
In Accounting Since 1991
With Purvis Gray Since 2003
Senior Manager Gainesville
Member of Technical Tax Team
Member of Individuals/Personal Reporting Team
Chair of Estate, Gift and Trust Tax Services Team
Eric Benton is a Senior Manager, working out of the Gainesville office of Purvis, Gray, and Company, and has over 23 years of accounting experience.
Eric Benton’s experience includes providing tax preparation and advisory services to a wide variety of clients, including individuals, small- to medium-sized businesses, not-for-profit organizations, trusts, and estates. His experience covers a broad range of industries including real estate, manufacturing, medical and dental professionals, construction, restaurants, and automobile leasing. Eric also has experience in representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service.
Eric Benton earned Master of Accounting and Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degrees from the University of Florida. He is licensed as a CPA in the State of Florida. He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Eric has also spoken to numerous groups on a variety of tax and accounting topics, including electronic filing, trust, estate and gift taxation, including teaching continuing professional education.
Eric Benton is a current member and Past President of the Estate Planning Council of North Central Florida. Eric is also a current member, and Past Captain, of the Gainesville Quarterback Club.