Robert is a Certified Public Accountant who provides professional accounting, tax, management, and consulting services to a diverse range of closely held businesses and individuals. Beginning his career in 1973, he formed Robert Watkins & Company in 1980 and has built the firm into a multifaceted, highly respected professional accounting and consulting firm.
During his 27 years of practice, Robert has attained broad experience with finance, accounting, tax and management issues. In addition to Accounting & Review Services, Tax Services and Management Advisory Services, he is experienced in:
Business Management and Counsel|
Mergers, Acquisitions & Dispositions; including planning, negotiation, and execution
Budget and Cash Flow Analysis
Small Business Financing, Debt Structuring and banker relations
Internal Control Systems, including design, training and implementation
Internal Operating Systems, including design, training and implementation
Federal, State & Local Income Tax
Federal & State Estate & Gift Tax
Financial & Operational Auditing
Federal, State and Local Political Campaign Operations
Federal & State Election Law Compliance & Reporting
Accounting Information Systems
Robert exhibits an exceptional ability to quickly gain a personal understanding of his client's circumstances, needs and desires. He integrates his knowledge and experience to provide mission critical professional skills necessary to obtain positive results. He is proactive, tenacious and energetic bringing a practical common sense and balanced approach to each engagement he undertakes.
A sincere and experienced professional, Robert takes a personal interest in his clients and is dedicated to helping them succeed.
Robert attended Auburn University (1969-1971) and the University of South Florida (graduated 1973). He passed the Uniform CPA Exam and received certification in 1975. Robert is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Born in 1951, he is married to Nancy Hemmingway Watkins. They have two sons, Richard and Michael. His interests include boating, fishing, golf, and politics.