The insurance industry is a highly regulated industry with sophisticated CFOs and accounting professionals who need advisors proficient in the insurance industry. Therefore, an accounting firm for insurance companies must be on the leading edge of changes that impact financial reporting, and have a strong network within the insurance industry.
By partnering with an accounting firm that specializes in the insurance industry, insurance companies can have confidence that their financial reporting is accurate, timely, and compliant with all relevant regulations. They can also benefit from the firm’s deep understanding of the industry and its unique challenges, and receive guidance on strategic planning and other financial matters that can help them achieve their business goals.
At Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs, we are proud members of the Insurance Accounting and Systems Association (IASA). Our team of professionals actively participate in various committees and leadership positions of several renowned organizations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), and several other professional and civic organizations.
These credentials, along with our 29 years of experience, make us the top accounting firm for privately-held insurance companies in the nation.
Our leadership and involvement in the profession, our communities, and the insurance industry allows us to stay ahead of the issues that impact you. From regulatory and legislative issues to the promulgation, interpretation, and clarification of insurance accounting guidance, we are involved and on the frontlines. We bring that experience, along with proactive and creative ideas, to you.
The Insurance Services Team at Thomas Howell Ferguson, led by CPAs Canita Gunter Peterson, Stephan Andrews, Bill Ferguson, and Christopher Howell, combine specialized training, industry experience, and regulatory expertise to respond to our clients with professional and individualized service.
Along with annual audit and tax services, we offer additional assistance to our clients with various agreed-upon procedures. These include reviews related to system changes, ILS securities (CAT bond) issuance, internal control and operational reviews, reinsurance accounting, strategic planning, compilation of statutory filings on an annual and quarterly basis, guidance for audit committees, and help with regulatory reporting issues.
Interested in discovering what our accounting services can do for your insurance company? Reach out to our helpful team and we will be in touch with you shortly.
Stephen Andrews, CPA
Shareholder, Tax Services
Christopher Howell, CPA, CIA, CRMA, CGMA
Shareholder, Assurance Services
Tampa Market Leader
Canita Gunter Peterson, CPA, CFST
Shareholder, Tax Services
Bay County Market Leader
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) was founded in June of 1993, and our firm’s roots date back to the early 1970s with the name Walker Barineau Walker. Since our inception, THF has grown to approximately 140 team members providing clients with a full range of traditional accounting, auditing, and tax services complemented by comprehensive consulting and advisory resources.
Our practice has grown dramatically for one simple reason – we hire the best people and supporting them in making an impact on our clients and communities! We have maintained the high-quality control standards of a national firm and combined those attributes with the heart and personal touchpoints of a regional firm to ensure we make an impact in everything we do.
Whether it’s serving our clients, serving in our community, or creating a balance for serving our own families, this is our culture.
Thomas Howell Ferguson currently has locations in Tallahassee, Tampa, and Panama City, Florida, as well as Bainbridge, Georgia. Our diverse and skilled team is ready to help wherever you are, however you need.