Firm Profile

Douglas N. Rice, C.P.A., P.A. is a full service accounting organization dedicated to a wide range of clients, chief among them, start-up, small and medium-sized companies and high-net worth individuals. We offer clients the integration and bundling of professional accounting and tax services so critical in today’s fast-paced business climate. We provide a specialist’s approach to a wide range of business-related needs, from record keeping and filing requirements, estate tax planning, business consultancy and valuation, investment review and strategic asset allocation to achieve the most beneficial tax position and maximize after-tax cash flows. At Douglas N. Rice, C.P.A., P.A., we recognize that the parameters of each client’s situation are unique. We act to provide the appropriate level and type of service required by each client, reacting quickly to changing business conditions and tax law, to provide intelligent, informed and effective solutions to meet your personal and business needs.
Firm Mission
Douglas N. Rice, C.P.A., P.A. has been built on a solid foundation: a reputation for quality and a history of professional achievement and innovation. To serve clients throughout 2012 and beyond, we seek to be a professional services firm that is technically proficient in accounting and the functional areas of taxation, yet practically based. We strive to anticipate the new marketplace and respond effectively to it. We direct these strengths toward a common mission, to be recognized as a successful, leading provider of high quality professional services that add significant value to our clients’ business performance. To achieve our mission, we have dedicated ourselves to defining our firm values: commitment to quality, dedication to client service, teamwork and cooperation.
Our Service Approach
The services of our firm are intended to compliment your existing resources. By working closely with you individually or with your business throughout the year, not just at tax time, we believe we can be of assistance in helping you establish important financial and performance benchmarks.   We believe that your needs are best served through a personalized and tailored program that can evolve as your business grows. We monitor proposed changes in tax law, and keep you informed of the possible repercussions of these changes for current and future tax years. While you may not need a particular service at the current time, you can be confident in knowing that our firm has the resources to handle sophisticated and complex transactions should the need arise. At all times, we work to provide individual, creative attention to your needs so that you can achieve your business and personal financial goals. Your work will be handled by those staff members who can best provide to you with timely and competent service tailored to your needs at the most cost-efficient billing rate.
Professional Competence
Our staff has met the strict education and experience standards required by the State of Florida to obtain the designation of Certified Public Accountant. We meet and exceed the mandated requirements for continuing education in accounting and tax by attending formal seminars and sponsoring in-house learning workshops. This ensures that we are aware of, understand, and can explain the practical relevance and implications of, changing tax law to our clients. Our education and experience is not simply academic. Our staff brings a range of experience in different business industries and functional areas, which is particularly useful in our goal of adding value to your business. We have further demonstrated our professional competence by serving as expert witness in various court proceedings. 
As a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, our firm undergoes a bi-annual quality review of our policies and procedures by a group of our peers.   We serve, in turn, in the same capacity for other firms, providing insight and direction to ensure high standards for the members of these organizations.          
Client Communications and Confidentiality
All matters handled by us are treated with strict confidentiality, consistent with the high standards of the accounting profession's Code of Ethics. No information about your affairs will be released to unauthorized persons.