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About Us

About Our Firm

Parker & Owens, PLLC is a full service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in the state of Florida. Our office is located in Lake City, Florida and we perform services for clients throughout the North Florida area. The firm offers a wide range of services including accounting and auditing, tax planning and preparation, business consulting, and personal financial planning.

Parker & Owens, PLLC and its predecessor firms were originally founded in 1985. The firm has continued to perform high quality accounting service for both business and individual clients throughout its history. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned professionals, and work ethic is the reason our clients return year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide results oriented tax, accounting and business consulting to individuals, small to medium size businesses, and other organizations. Our dedication to high standards is evident by the peer review process we successfully complete every three years, the hiring of qualified professionals, and the ongoing commitment to continuing professional education.

Our Team

Richard E. Parker, CPA

Rick is the managing partner of Parker & Owens, PLLC and supervises all practice areas of the firm. Prior to joining the firm, he was a founder and partner of its predecessor firms Richard E. Parker, CPA, PLLC and Kelly, Gill and Parker, LLP. With over 37 years of audit and tax experience, he gained expertise serving clients in a variety of industries including construction, not-for-profit, professional, retail and governmental.

Rick received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (major - accounting) from the University of Florida in 1975. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Throughout his career, he has served as a director or officer of numerous charitable and civic organizations in the community.

Joshua G. Owens, CPA

Josh joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2015. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, as well as, a Master of Accounting degree with a concentration in Auditing. He currently provides auditing and assurance services to both private companies and non-profit organizations. He also has extensive experience in tax planning and preparation for individuals, partnerships and corporations.

Prior to joining Parker & Owens, PLLC, Josh spent two years with an international accounting firm, where he gained considerable experience auditing both public and large private corporations across a wide array of industries.

Josh is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Florida. He is a member of both the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Josh currently serves as the treasurer of the Lake City Rotary Club and as a member of the stewardship committee at his church.

Nicole Mayer

Nicole joined the firm in 2015 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Saint Leo University in 2016. She assists clients with the installation and setup of Quickbooks software, as well as, providing training and ongoing Quickbooks support. In addition, Nicole provides our individual and corporate clients with bookkeeping services, tax preparation services and payroll compliance services. Nicole is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor.

Marcella Stock

Marcella received a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Florida Atlantic University in 2000 and a Master of Accounting degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2003. She has over 20 years of experience in tax preparation and is an Enrolled Agent. She provides our individual and corporate clients with tax planning and preparation services. Marcella is also a Quickbooks Pro Advisor.