Our Firm

We feel that service to our clients and maintenance of high professional standards are the fundamental ingredients necessary to build and maintain a successful accounting practice. We combine the experience of a large firm with the personal attention that only a small firm can provide. Our clients come back to us year after year because they know they are in good hands. We work to develop long-term relationships; whether your needs are simple or complex, we can help.

Our professional standards are maintained through participation in various seminars and courses conducted by our professional organizations. We feel that our clients are best served if we stay abreast of new developments in the profession and in the particular industries that we serve.

Our People

John A. MaddenJohn A. Madden, CPA
Retired Partner

John has practiced public accounting since 1970 when he joined James D. A. Holley & Co. His experience encompasses the full range of accounting and tax services with a particular concentration in the implementation and control of information systems and the tax and accounting issues of petroleum marketers. While most of the time you will find John sitting in front of his computer, when he does get out of the office he enjoys time spent sailing and snow skiing. John is also a Vietnam Veteran who proudly served in the United States Air Force for 8 years.

Matthew H. GilbertMatthew H. Gilbert, CPA

Matt started his career in accounting in 1981 when he joined James D. A. Holley & Co. Since joining the firm Matt has had extensive experience in automobile dealership and construction industries, professional corporations, information systems, and various areas of individual and business taxation and business consulting. He completed the AICPA program on Tax Planning and Advising for Closely Held Businesses in 1993 and is certified by the Florida Department of Revenue in sales and use tax under the Certified Audit Program. When Matt is not crunching numbers, he enjoys his time spent on the golf course and participating in golf tournaments for charity fundraisers.

Donna Shinholser BergeronDonna Shinholser Bergeron, CPA

Donna joined James D. A. Holley & Co. in 1995. She joined the firm prior to graduating from Florida State University where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. She continues to be an integral part of our team of professionals with proficiency in the areas of individual, corporate and partnership taxation, individual and corporate financial preparation, payroll, and payroll tax preparation. Donna’s extensive training in QuickBooks has proven to be a great asset to our clients in their daily operations. In her leisure time, Donna enjoys spending time with her young family camping, participating in sports and volunteering to help with school functions and church.

Joan S. McIntyreJoan S. McIntyre, CPA

Joan joined James D. A. Holley & Co. in 1997 after obtaining her Masters Degree in Accounting. Since she joined the firm Joan has become proficient in all areas of accounting with a special interest in auditing of governmental entities and not for profit organizations. Joan is certified by the Florida Department of Revenue in sales and use tax under the Certified Audit Program. Her skill in these areas have proven to be a great asset to our firm and the clients she serves.

Joseph “Jody” S. TidwellJoseph “Jody” S. Tidwell, CPA
Jody started his accounting career with James D.A. Holley & Co. in July of 2005.  Jody graduated from the University of West Florida in 2005, with a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Business Administration specializing in professional accountancy. Jody earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant in May 2013.  He has worked in all areas of accounting and continues to be an intricate part of our team here at James D.A. Holley & Co.  In his spare time, Jody enjoys playing golf, fishing and enjoying time with family and friends.

Joseph “Jody” S. TidwellDaniel E Page, CPA
Daniel started his career in public accounting in 2011 and began working at James D.A. Holley & Co. in December of 2012. Daniel is a graduate of Florida State University, having earned Bachelor’s  degrees in Accounting and Hospitality Administration. He also holds a Certificate in Professional Accounting from the University of West Florida. Daniel earned his license as a Certified Public Accountant In December 2013. Daniel has a well-rounded knowledge of taxation with a special interest in tax research and legislation. Daniel also has a solid background in cost accounting in the hospitality industries. In his personal time Daniel enjoys fishing, FSU sporting events, playing kickball, and participating in charity runs.

Our James D A Holley & Co Team would not be complete without our outstanding support staff consisting of Melinda Long (Office Manager), Courtney Davis (Receptionist/Office Assistant), Anna Hildebrand (Receptionist/Office Assistant).

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Our History

In 1927 Mr. James D. A. Holley opened an accounting office in Tampa, Florida. The practice grew and in 1946 the firm of James D. A. Holley & Co. was founded. Mr. Holley retired after 46 years of service, but the firm of James D. A. Holley & Co. continues to grow and provide the professional services it is known for. The firm presently consists of four partners, all of whom are long-time residents of the Tallahassee area and are dedicated to serving this community. All of our principals received their undergraduate and graduate degrees from Florida State University. We feel that the growth of the firm’s practice should be concentrated in Tallahassee and the adjacent North Florida and South Georgia communities.

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Our Credentials

James D A Holley & Co is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and both the Florida and Georgia Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

James D A Holley & Co undergoes a peer review audit every three years, in compliance with AIPCA regulations, and has been receiving passing results for each of these audits.

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Our Areas of Specialization

Our partners are rooted in a tradition of meeting the highest standards of accounting practices. From this foundation, we offer the following specialized services: auditing services for financial institutions, not for profit organizations, and the construction industry, tax and accounting services for the automobile and petroleum marketing industries, strategic tax planning for individuals and businesses, and financial planning services for individuals and estates.

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