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Executive Assistant – Panama City, FL (Full-Time)

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs (THF) is a growing, large regional, Top 200 public accounting firm with an ever-expanding reach locally, regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. Our firm holds membership with the RSM US Alliance and CPAmerica International, enabling us to collaborate and share ideas, and to have access to the latest resources, ideas, training, technology, and best practices as it relates to public accounting. Our CPAs are members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), in addition to several other key industry-related trade associations. THF received the “Best of Accounting Client Satisfaction” Award in 2024 from ClearlyRated. With 4 departments, 6 major industries, and over a dozen services offered, THF clients receive the “superior client service” they deserve.

We are currently seeking an individual looking to take that next step in advancing their career path by accepting the engaging and fulfilling role as an Executive Assistant in our Panama City, Florida, office location. This position will work with and directly report to the Shareholder who manages this office. In this highly trusted role, the Executive Assistant will assist the Shareholder with a variety of tasks and projects, including internal and client-focused.

The ideal candidate for this role will be extremely detail-oriented, organized, friendly, and personable, technology savvy, possess excellent communications skills, have the ability to interact professionally inside and outside the firm, and have excellent critical thinking and customer service skills. Additionally, the individual will possess exceptional time management skills, be great at multitasking, be able to set priorities, anticipate pitfalls, be a great planner, have a high sense of urgency, and manage schedules.

*This is an in-person position working in the office.

If these characteristics describe you, you could be the perfect fit for us!
• You have an Associates Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred)
• You have at least five years of professional administrative experience (can include office management, paralegal, administrative assistant, executive assistant)
• You are knowledgeable with a variety of computer software applications utilized in word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentations (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)
• You have a strong familiarity with the Internet and doing effective searches
• You are computer savvy and have a high proficiency in Microsoft Office
• You are experienced with using office equipment, including computers, printers, copiers, and scanners
• You are great with adapting to new situations and technologies
• You can type a minimum of 50 WPM

Essential Job Functions:
• Provide direct assistance to Shareholders (and other members of the team as needed)
• Manage special projects
• Assist with scheduling of client workflow
• Work directly with the client with the electronic delivery system
• Lead technology interface between office and clients
• Assist with E-filling of tax returns and quarterly payments
• Prepare draft letters and other forms of communication
• Representing THF in the community to build positive brand awareness

Employee Benefits
• A competitive annual salary and compensation package
• Flexible, full-time hours
• Eight (8) paid holidays each year
• Parental Leave
• Health insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield (firm covers a portion of the cost)
• Dental insurance for employees (100% employer-paid)
• Optional vision insurance
• Life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance (100% employer-paid)
• 401(k) retirement matching (up to 4%) and profit-sharing plan
• Employee Referral Bonus
• Team and social activities for employees
• A workplace culture that supports collaboration, teamwork, financial stability, and professional growth

*We are looking to fill the Executive Assistant role immediately.*


More About the Firm & the Panama City Office:
Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs is headquartered in Tallahassee, FL, with additional office locations in the following markets: Tampa and Panama City, FL, and Bainbridge, GA. Our Panama City office is located in Florida’s “panhandle,” where you can expect a wonderful climate, attractive housing opportunities, ever-expanding colleges and universities, fishing and water sports, arts and entertainment, ecotourism, and more! Panama City Beach has 27 miles of white sand beaches with turquoise waters from the Gulf of Mexico. Panama City is where “life sets sail!”

THF has grown to over 140 employees across all of our markets, providing our clients with a full range of superior services in traditional accounting, auditing, and tax services, and comprehensive consulting and advisory services. We have maintained the high-quality control standards of a national firm and combined those attributes with the heart and personal touch points of a regional firm to ensure we “make an impact” in everything we do.

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If this is the opportunity you’ve been looking for, we encourage you to apply!
To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to Please include contact information for at least three professional and/or community references.
If you have any questions about this employment opportunity, please reach out directly to LaQuisha Persak, Corporate Recruiter, by email at

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We are ADA-compliant and an E-verify employer. If you prefer to submit your resume by mail, please use the following address: PO Box 14569, Tallahassee, FL 32317.


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