Ken Kurdziel

CPA | Partner

"The most rewarding part of my job is in the day to day interaction with our clients; I enjoy looking them in the eye and talking about their goals, dreams, struggles and anything else that they want to talk about. I love that part of the job." - Ken Kurdziel

Ken has nearly 30 years of experience providing accounting, auditing and consulting services. As the partner-in-charge of the firm’s Gainesville office, he also contributes to the firm’s strategic planning and implementation of tactical items and oversees the daily administration of the office.

As a key member of the firm’s Higher Education Services Team and a noted thought leader in the industry, Ken does a great deal of work with university-related entities such as foundations, athletic associations and booster organizations. His efforts drive strategic business development activities and new trends in higher education and university-related nonprofit organizations. His experience with auditing their investments, his understanding of their fundraising processes and his knowledge of agreed-upon procedures and internal controls makes him a valuable resource for our clients in that industry. And as co-host of our firm’s News & Brews Sports Biz podcast, he advocates for the financial voices in collegiate athletics and discusses the latest developments in the business of college sports.

Ken is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the College Athletic Business Management Association, and the National Association of College and University Business Officers. He is a past president of the FICPA Chapter of North Central Florida. He also generously gives back to the community through his involvement with United Way of North Central Florida (where he previously served as Board Finance Chair).

Industry Expertise

No leadership positions

Education

Bachelor of Science, Accounting , University of Florida

Fun Facts

Ken and his wife enjoy cooking and entertaining. They also share a weakness for a good red wine and craft beer.

At 6’7”, Ken is the tallest person in the firm. His heart, however, belongs to two shorter individuals: his daughter and son.

Accounting runs in his blood. His father worked in public accounting and taught it at the university level.