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“I enjoy being an advisor for my clients. Not just getting the books right, but helping in other ways to make a positive impact on the organization as a whole.”
– Zach Chalifour
Master of Accountancy, Stetson University
Bachelor of Business Administration (Major: Accounting), Stetson University
- Zach is a die-hard fan of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Orlando Magic, and Boston Red Sox.
- His first job was as a baseball umpire at age 12.
- Passed the CPA exam while in school and finished his undergraduate and graduate degrees at Stetson in 3 ½ years.
Zach has over 10 years of experience as a certified public accountant in the state of Florida. The majority of his clients are governmental entities, and he works extensively with organizations that receive substantial federal and state assistance subject to Uniform Grant Guidelines (formerly OMB Circular A-133) and the Florida Single Audit Act. He also specializes in water and wastewater utilities, working with numerous governmental entities that specialize in providing such services.
As a result of his extensive governmental auditing and accounting experience, Zach leads the firm’s Government Segment Team and also serves as a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) reviewer for the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), grading CAFRs from entities across the country who have applied for the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. He has worked with numerous clients to assist in the early implementation of new GASB standards; he has also consulted for government entities and organizations to help them prepare for external audits and prepare financial statements. Additionally, Zach maintains memberships with a variety of government-industry groups including the Florida Government Finance Officers Association (FGFOA) and various subchapters, the Volusia League of Cities, and the Space Coast League of Cities. Zach has been a frequent speaker at local FGFOA chapter meetings, both the FGFOA Annual Conference and School of Government Finance, and firm webinars on various accounting and auditing topics.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member of Government Audit Quality Center
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
State & Local Government Section
Government Finance Officers Association
Florida Government Finance Officers Association
Florida League of Cities