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Heather Brown CPA CFE

Audit Senior Manager

813.559.6314 
Tampa, FL
Services
Accounting/Financial Reporting, Audit/ Attestation, Compliance - Advisory, Forensic Accounting and Fraud,
Industries
Construction, Manufacturing & Distribution, Nonprofit, Professional Services,

Experience

Heather L. Brown, an Audit Senior Manager, joined Frazier & Deeter in 2014, having most recently served clients of Kingery & Crouse, PA. She has over 20 years of accounting experience with both public and privately-owned clients. She provides audit, attestation, consulting and tax services to clients in various industries.

Heather began her accounting career in 1995 with Valiente, Hernandez & Company where she served as the auditor in charge of multiple governmental and non-profit audit engagements. While there, she became an active participant in the Contract Audit Program with the Florida Department of Revenue.

In 1998, Heather joined Santana, Byrd & Gonzalez as a manager and left the firm as a partner. She performed audit and attestation services along with tax preparation and representation services. Heather continued her work for the Florida Department of Revenue’s Contract Audit Program and performed the first multi-million dollar entity Sales and Use Tax audit in the program.

She routinely consults with clients on the reconstruction and improvement of their accounting records, including assistance with setting up, cleaning up, and improving the utilization of their software. She prides herself on helping clients document their processes and systems and find efficiencies to manage their accounting data. Heather is also a Certified Fraud Examiner and regularly attends accounting and fraud conferences to stay current on accounting issues and developments.

Heather is an active member of Working Women of Tampa Bay and leads Frazier & Deeter’s Women’s Business Leadership Initiative in the Tampa office.

Professional and Civic Organizations

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
Working Women of Tampa Bay
Success 4 Kids & Families
Tampa Bay Business & Professional Women
Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration (Major in Accounting), University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida