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Joseph P. Spina is a Certified Public Accountant and licensed to practice in the states of Florida, Louisiana and New York. He is a former employee of Haskins & Sells, succeeded by Deloitte Touche. After leaving Haskins & Sells, he developed the business model for the Public Accounting firm of Joseph P. Spina, CPA. Over the years, his practice grew to 17 professionals and a myriad of representations of Municipalities, Corporations, Partnerships and individuals. The practice included audits, municipal and corporate, federal and state advisory services along with tax return preparation and defense before the Internal Revenue Service.

The company soon found itself in the Management Advisory Services area, which was effectively organization and reorganization of various businesses. As that area grew further into engagements for Forensic and Fraud services, the firm declined new auditing clients and expanded in the consulting area of turnarounds (corporate renewal).

Mr. Spina realized that he had developed an interest in floundering companies. He pursued companies that suffered a very limited growth, if any. He represented companies, one being a sport and race car company. Mr. Spina founded (along with his Brother-in-law) Champs, that was sold to Woolworth and today proudly displays the mark of “Champs” on an international platform. Mr. Spina would, after being retained, would determine the strength and weaknesses of a company, and recommend additional product lines, which in turn increased sales and the bottom line (while continually controlling related costs.) In the area of hotels, marinas, restaurants and boat companies, Mr. Spina also succeeded in turnarounds. He designed and implemented systems and internal controls. He suggested additional product lines that were compatible with the company's mission and objectives while addressing cost control and reduction. Mr. Spina represented public companies as a consultant in the entertainment industry. His engagements were specifically to write operation manuals and institute financial controls.

Mr. Spina attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida while pursuing pre-medical studies. His studies were interrupted by the armed services draft. Upon completion of his service requirements, and after a short two years of other employment, he returned to, and graduated from the University of Miami with both a Bachelors Degree in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting. He has been a member of various social and philanthropic organizations as well as pastof President of the local Chamber of Commerce. He has been a Director of a major bank in Florida, and currently teaches as an adjunct Professor at Keiser University in the accounting and taxation disciplines.


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