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Christopher M. Howell

Christopher M. Howell CPA, CIA, CRMA, CGMA


Assurance Services; Tampa Market Leader


Christopher Howell performs statutory audits and is a CPA who specializes in the insurance industry.  In addition, he is one of the leaders of the firm’s insurance practice.

Since 2000, Chris has been providing accounting, auditing, reporting, and consulting services to clients, primarily in the insurance industry. His services provided include planning, supervising, and directing multiple audits of insurance companies, their affiliates, and parent companies. In addition, he has provided customized services, including internal control advisory services and risk assessments in data privacy. He has also provided services in vendor management and underwriting.

Chris is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Task Force Panel of Experts. This panel helps resolve accounting and reporting issues for insurance entities. The panel also helps review revisions to AICPA Accounting and Auditing Guides.

Chris was previously Vice President and Controller for a start-up multi-line insurance group. There he designed and implemented all accounting and financial reporting mechanisms to facilitate decision-making and comply with financial and regulatory reporting requirements.

In addition to being a CPA, Chris has earned the designation of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors. He has also earned the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the AICPA. Chris has also spoken on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM).


Professional Associations:

  • Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
    • AICPA/NAIC Task Force Panel of Experts
  • Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)
  • Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Graduate of the Partner Institute, Partner Development Program
  • Graduate of the Florida TaxWatch Citizenship Institute

Community Activities:

  • Past Treasurer, Board Member, and Finance Chair of the Challenger Learning Center
  • Past Loaned Executive for the United Way of the Big Bend


  • Bachelor of Science in Finance, Florida State University
  • Master of Accountancy, University of West Florida