Specializing in Governmental Accounting and Auditing

Dan O’Keefe is the Shareholder-in-Charge of the Firm's Orlando office. He also heads up the Firm’s Governmental Practice Group and serves on the board of directors. He is the corporate secretary for the Firm, and is the dean of MSL University. He has over 35 years of public accounting, governmental and not-for-profit experience. He has provided services to numerous municipalities, counties and other governmental entities, and is nationally recognized in the area of governmental auditing. He is one of the most sought-after public sector instructors in Florida.

Dan has extensive experience auditing governmental and nonprofit agency financial operations including services provided to over 50 municipalities, 14 counties, four state agencies, and numerous special districts and authorities. In addition, he provides consulting services in the areas of internal control assessments, litigation support, fraud remediation and performance reviews.

He provides continuing professional education (CPE) services to clients, peers and governmental agencies nationwide. He has authored numerous CPE courses on governmental accounting and auditing, delivered CPE sponsored by the American Institute of CPAs and the Florida Institute of CPAs, and previously served a four-year term on the Florida Board of Accountancy CPE Committee.

EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • MBA in Accounting, Florida State University
  • BS in Accounting, Canisius College
  • CPA, Certified Public Accountant, licensed in Florida
  • CFE, Certified Fraud Examiner, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Member of the International Honor Society of Beta Gamma Sigma

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • FICPA Outstanding Seminar Leader Award, three-time recipient
  • AICPA Outstanding Instructor Award, two-time recipient

AFFILIATIONS AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Serves on a financial reporting advisory committee for the GASB
  • Served on the AICPA State and Local Government Conference Committee
  • Served on the AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel
  • Served on the Florida Government Finance Officers Association, Technical Review Committee  
  • Served on the FICPA Governance Task Force  
  • Member of the University of Central Florida Accounting Advisory Board
  • Former Vice Chairman of the Osceola County School District Audit Committee
  • Adjunct Professor with the University of Central Florida and University of West Florida
  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce
  • Former Chairman of the Board for Seminole Community College Foundation
  • Served on the Board of Governors of the Florida Chamber
  • Former Chairman of the FICPA State Legislative Policy, CPE, and State and Local Government Policy Committees
  • FICPA Board of Governors, former member
  • FICPA Volusia County Chapter, former president
  • FICPA Standards Review Committee, former member
  • FICPA Education Foundation, former member
  • FGFOA Legislative Conference Host, Technical Resource, and Legislative Policy Committees, former member
  • Served on the Government Finance Officers Association Special Review Committee for over 15 years

PUBLICATIONS OR SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS 

  • "A State Lottery: A Challenge for Auditors", Co-Author
  • "Auditing Budget Requirements for Florida’s Local Governments",  Co-Author  
  • "1996 Single Audit Requirements", Author  
  • "The Florida Single Audit Act", Author
  • "PPC Audit Guidance for School Districts", Co-Author