Suzanne Forbes

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CPA | Managing Partner

"My passion for continuous improvement drives me to always look for a better solution. This could be how to pay less taxes or transitioning a business to the next level of ownership. It isn’t about just numbers, it is about helping my clients be successful." - Suzanne Forbes

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With more than 35 years of experience in the accounting industry, Suzanne specializes in accounting, tax and business consulting services. In addition to her client work, Suzanne is the managing partner for the firm, which provides her with a business owner’s understanding of day-to-day responsibilities that she leverages for her clients. Suzanne advises in areas such business acquisitions, mergers or dispositions, profit enhancement, cash flow analysis, cash management, business forecasts and projections, financing and investor options, and accounting systems design and controls. She is also a member of our Real Estate Services Team, which focuses on developers, assets managers, lessors and real estate operations.

Suzanne’s passion lies in nurturing economic development and using her creative side to help businesses grow. Her consulting work has included fostering employment opportunities, retaining professionals in the community and finding supportive resources for companies. In one instance, she helped a client find and obtain over $100,000 in economic incentives.

Suzanne’s work with the community is also borne out of this passion. She serves on the Board of the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, is a former Chair of the Daytona Beach Chamber of Commerce and is currently on that organization’s economic development committee. She is also active with the Daytona Beach Community Foundation and previously served on the Daytona Beach Checkered Flag Committee. Throughout her career she has also authored articles on accounting and income tax issues and has conducted numerous courses on these topics.

Her accomplishments have led to several recognitions over the years. Florida Trend has twice named her one of the top 500 influential business leaders in the state (in 2021 and 2023), and the Daytona Beach News Journal named her its Private Sector Woman of the Year in 2020.

Industry Expertise

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Master of Accountancy, Stetson University

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Major: Accounting), Stetson University

Fun Facts

Dove the great white wall in Fiji.

Spends time on the family boat “Key Limin” with husband Bret, of over 30 years and two children.

Grew up in the Florida Keys (and water runs through her veins too).

Had a pet barracuda named “Mr. Bubbles” growing up.