Who We Are

Winston Howell CPA, CGMA

Founder & Shareholder Emeritus, Tax Services


Since 1981, Winston has been providing auditing, accounting, tax, consulting and general business advice to clients in a number of industries. In his capacity as Managing Shareholder, Winston handles all the administrative responsibilities of the firm. Winston performs business and individual tax consulting in a variety of industries including business mergers and acquisitions, IRS examinations and appeals, business succession, planned giving, retirement planning, compensation planning, estate tax planning, structuring family limited partnerships and limited liability companies. In the not-for-profit area, Winston has been very involved in unrelated business income and tax issues, including private letter ruling, IRS examinations, and representation before the national office of the IRS. Winston is the co-author of “Tools for CPAs” and has been a frequent speaker for continuing education courses.

Winston graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting (Magna Cum Laude) from the University of West Florida. Additionally, he has received the AICPA Certificate of Educational Achievement (CEA) in business valuations.

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • Governing Council
    • G400 Practice Advisory Group
    • Independence/Behavioral Standards Committee
    • Strategic Planning Committee
    • Political Leadership Cabinet
    • Professional Liability Insurance Committee
  • Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
    • Past President, Board of Governors
    • Chair, Appointed Task Force
    • Executive Committee
    • State Legislative Committee
    • Communication Task Force
    • Chapter Operations
    • Real Estate Committee
    • Public Relations Committee
    • Business Technology Section
    • Florida State Tax Section
    • High School Coordinator, Alpha
    • State & Local Government Section

Community Activities:

  • Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce
    • Past Chair
    • Past Treasurer
    • Past member, Executive Committee
    • Past member, Board of Directors
  • Board Member, Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare Foundation
  • Board Member, Economic Development Council of Tallahassee/Leon County
    • Past Chair
    • Past Treasurer
    • Past member, Executive Committee
    • Past member, Board of Directors
  • Past Chair, Leadership Tallahassee
  • Past President and Treasurer, Governor’s Club
  • Past Board Member, Community Foundation of North Florida
  • Past Member, Capital Health Plan Champions Advisory Committee