Dan O'Keefe

DANIEL J. O’KEEFE, CPA, CFE, MBA

GOVERNMENTAL PRACTICE GROUP

Dan has extensive experience auditing the financial operations of governmental agencies and teaching continuing education for professionals in the public sector.

 

DAN O'KEEFE, CPA, CFE, MBA

SHAREHOLDER

CONTACT DAN 

T. 407.740.5400

 

 

PRACTICE AREA:

GOVERNMENT


Dan O’Keefe, a Shareholder, and leader of the Firm’s Orlando office heads up the firm’s Governmental Practice Group and serves on MSL's board of directors.  Within his 35 years’ experience in public accounting, which includes governmental and not-for-profit support, he has extensive experience auditing the financial operations of governmental and nonprofit agencies, serving numerous municipalities, counties, state agencies, special districts, and authorities.   

Nationally recognized for his thought leadership in the area of governmental accounting and auditing, he is one of the most sought-after public sector instructors in Florida.  Dan provides continuing professional education (CPE) services to clients, peers and governmental agencies nationwide.  He has authored numerous CPE courses on governmental accounting and auditing and taught CPE courses sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs. Dan has previously served a four-year term on the Florida Board of Accountancy CPE Committee.  He also consults in the areas of internal control assessments, litigation support, fraud remediation and performance reviews.


Q&A


Why did you choose MSL over other firms?  I merged my firm into MSL in 2005. Before that I had been providing MSL with CPA continuing professional education (CPE) services for 10 years. I was always impressed with the quality and professionalism of the staff and management.  Our two cultures blended perfectly.  

What do you enjoy most about your area of specialty?  Most people do not fully understand what local government does. My knowledge of the government sector has allowed me the opportunity to educate thousands of people as to the importance of local government and the benefits derived.

How do you unwind when you have free time?  My primary passion is downhill skiing. I am just as happy biking and hiking in the mountains.

Do you watch sports?  Have a favorite team?  As a graduate of Florida State University (FSU), I’m a big sports fan. I have season tickets and go to games as often as I can. I’m also a very sad Miami Dolphins fan, enough said about that.

 

EDUCATION

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

 

CANISIUS COLLEGE IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK 

 

CERTIFICATION & LICENSES

CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, LICENSED IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA

 

CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINER – ASSOCIATION OF CERTIFIED FRAUD EXAMINERS

 

MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY OF BETA GAMMA SIGMA

 

AFFILIATIONS

AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

 

FLORIDA INSTITUTE OF CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS

 

GOVERNMENTAL ACCOUNTING STANDARDS BOARD - FINANCIAL REPORTING ADVISORY COMMITTEE

 

GOVERNMENT FINANCE OFFICERS ASSOCIATION

 

COMMUNITY
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ACCOUNTING ADVISORY BOARD

 

ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA AND WEST FLORIDA

 

WINTER PARK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, BOARD OF TRUSTEES

 

ORLANDO ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISiON BOARD

 

TREASURER OF THE CENTRAL FLORIDA UNITED ARTS

 

ROLLINS COLLEGE HOLT SCHOOL ADVISORY BOARD