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Canita Gunter Peterson, CPA, CFST

Canita Gunter Peterson, CPA, CFST

Shareholder, Tax Services

Director of Tax Services

Since 1995, Canita has been providing consulting, tax, and accounting services. She serves a wide variety of business and individual clients with respect to federal, as well as state and multi-state taxation. In addition, she has been involved in mergers and acquisitions, litigation support services, IRS examinations, and representation and examinations related to various state tax issues. She holds the Certified Florida Sales and Use Tax (CFST) designation and has provided sales tax consulting services related to compliance and reporting solutions for many different industries.

Canita graduated with both a Finance and Accounting Bachelor's degree (Cum Laude) from Florida State University. Additionally, Canita received her Master of Accountancy, with an emphasis in Taxataion, from Florida State University.

Professional Organizations/Memberships:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) 
  • Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
    • Women in Leadership Committee
    • State Tax Committee
    • Membership Committee Task Force
    • Certified Audit Committee Task Force (Sales Tax)
    • Young CPA Committee Task Force 
    • FICPA/DOR State Conference Committee
    • Women Leadership Summit Committee
    • Past Chair, FICPA/DOR Liaison Meeting
    • Past Chair, State Tax Committee
  • Board of Directors, First Commerce Credit Union
  • Member, American Society of Pension Professionals & Actuaries

Community Activities:

  • Trasurer, Board of Directors, Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce 
  • Past Chair, Tallahassee Downtown Re-Development Commission 
  • Past Member, Board of Directors, Tallahassee Lenders' Consortium
  • Past Chair, American Red Cross, Capital Area Chapter
    • Audit Committee Chair and Executive Committee
    • Chair-Elect, Board Development and Executive Committee
    • Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Past Member, United Way's Fund Distribution Committee
  • Leadership Tallahassee, Class 20
  • Past Finance Committee Member, The Governor's Club
  • Past Member, Girl Scouts' Women of the Year Gala Committee

Awards & Honors:

  • 2014 Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals in Florida, National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals