Bill Blend is a Shareholder and a member of the Firm’s Governmental Practice Group (GPG). He is the Firm's Shareholder in charge of Quality Control. Bill has over 23 years of public and private sector accounting experience.
Bill has performed audits on over 30 governmental entities, including Counties, Municipalities, Utilities, Airports and Special Districts. He has been responsible for the planning of large, medium and small government audits. Through his career, he has participated in all phases of an audit including: planning, performing, supervising, reviewing and preparing financial statements. He is qualified to perform audits in accordance with Government Auditing Standards, Federal Single Audit Uniform Guidance, and Florida Single Audit requirements.
A certified fraud examiner, Bill has investigated several cases involving business fraud and has testified in court cases. An advocate of staying current with continuous education, Bill has completed over 80 hours of continuing professional education (CPE) in the areas of governmental accounting and auditing within the past two years. He is also proficient in the use of IDEA data-mining software.
Bill and his wife live in Longwood, Florida. He continues the lifelong activity of running for fun. Bill and his wife have recently become grandparents and the proud parents of a University of Florida Graduate. Bill and his wife enjoy traveling when time permits.
LONG ISLAND UNIVERSITY
CERTIFICATION & LICENSES
CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, LICENSED IN FLORIDA
CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER – ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS
AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS
FLORIDA GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION
MEMBER OF THE SEMINOLE COUNTY REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER
FICPA HIGH SCHOOL COORDINATOR FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY