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Chris A. Elerick, CPA, MST

Vice President/Junior Partner

Chris graduated from Samford University in 2003 with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Mass Communications.  He earned his Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Central Florida in 2007, and received his certification as a Certified Public Accountant the following year.  Chris joined our firm in the fall of 2003, and was promoted to Vice President and Partner at the beginning of 2010. 

While Chris is well-versed in all services offered by our firm, his expertise lies in the following areas: 

  • Compilations
  • Reviews
  • Agreed-upon procedures
  • SAS 70 / SOC 1
  • Governmental audit support to national and multi-national  audit firms
  • State sales tax preparation and registration
  • Resolving issues with federal and state taxing authorities
  • Tax planning
  • Individual federal and state income tax
  • Corporate federal and state income tax
  • Business formation consultation
  • Trust and estate federal and state income tax
  • Intuit QuickBooks accounting software
  • Federal and state payroll tax services

Chris serves a wide variety of clients, including:

  • Non-profit organizations
  • Engineering firms
  • Golf course management
  • Private medical practices
  • Real estate agents
  • Full-service restaurant ownership and operation
  • Residential construction
  • Software design firms
  • Mobile home parks
  • Multi-use recreational facilities
  • Property managers
  • Local governments
  • Third-party administrators
  • Court reporters
  • Ordained ministers
  • Advertising firms
  • Various independently-owned franchisee businesses
  • Financial planners and wealth managers
  • Generation-Skipping Transfer Trusts
  • Estates
  • Grantor Trusts
  • Simple and Complex Trusts
  • Life Insurance Trusts

Chris is a current member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  Chris is a former member of The University Club of Orlando.  Chris is also a member of and actively involved in his church, First Presbyterian Church of Orlando.