Bradenton, FL (November 7, 2014) – Shinn & Company, CPA Firm is pleased to announce that Nicola Peterson, CPA, CFE, Marsha Weisse, CPA and Donna Henson, CPA, CFE, CISA, have joined the firm effective October 2014.
Nicola Peterson, CPA, CFE
Nicola is Audit Principal at Shinn, leading the for-profit audit function and specializing in owner managed growth businesses. Her expertise includes strategic turnarounds, business process improvements, ERP implementations, business assurance and business consulting. She holds CPA licenses in Florida, California and Ohio.
She received her MBA from the University of South Florida Sarasota/Manatee and a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from California State University Stanislaus. While at USF she was honored with the Paul Searis Webecke Award as Outstanding MBA Student in 2006.
Nicola is a graduate of the L-3 Business leadership Development Program and a member of the Anna Maria Island, Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce and the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance.
Marsha Weisse, CPA
As Audit Senior, Marsha has more than 24 years of public accounting and audit supervision experience. She received her Fifth Year Accounting degree from the University of South Florida and her BA in Business Administration and Accounting from Texas Tech University.
She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Marsha is Treasurer of the Tampa Friends of the Public Arts, an Elder at Hyde Park Presbyterian Church, an Alumnus of the Tampa Connection and Past President of Speak Up Tampa Bay.
Donna Henson, CPA, CFE, CISA
Donna brings more than 17 years of financial, IT and project management experience to her role as Audit Manager. She is a Certified Public Accountant in Florida and Georgia, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).
Donna received her MBA from Tampa College and her BS in Finance and Accounting from the University of South Florida. She will receive her MISM from DeVry-Keller School of Management, Tampa and certification in PMP and certification as an Information Privacy Professional with IT Concentration in 2015.
She is a member of the Institute of International Auditors and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Donna is a member of the Anna Maria Island, Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce, the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and a PTA member at Frontier Elementary School.
About Shinn & Company
Shinn & Company is one of the most successful accounting firms in the greater Tampa Bay area with offices in Bradenton and Sarasota, Florida. For more than 20 years, Shinn & Company has enjoyed a reputation for providing the depth of expertise of major firms coupled with the personalized service of a boutique practice. The ability to manage the most complex matters and serve as their clients’ strategic business consultant is the cornerstone of Shinn & Company’s practice.
Shinn & Company offers comprehensive accounting, tax, audit, and business consulting services to a wide variety of clients ranging from real estate, auto dealerships and professional entities to large agribusiness, manufacturers and developers. The firm also serves charitable organizations and has been handling government work for more than a decade. Additional information about Shinn & Company is available at www.shinnandcompany.com.