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Christopher Howell, CPA, CIA, CRMA, CGMA

Shareholder, Assurance Services, Tampa Market Leader

Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A. CPAs


Chris is a shareholder and the co-leader of the firm’s insurance industry group practice. He has provided assurance, accounting, reporting, and consulting services to insurance companies and related entities since 2000. Chris is a member of the AICPA/NAIC Task Force Panel of Experts, which helps resolve accounting and reporting issues for insurance entities.  The Panel also helps review revisions to AICPA Accounting and Auditing Guides.  

Chris has also conducted risk assessments in various areas, including data privacy, vendor management, and underwriting and has spoken on Enterprise Risk Management (ERM). He was previously Vice President and Controller for a start-up multi-line insurance group where he designed and implemented all accounting and financial reporting mechanisms to facilitate decision-making and comply with financial and regulatory reporting requirements.

In addition to his licensure as a CPA, Chris has earned the designation of Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from the Institute of Internal Auditors and the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Chris received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Florida State University and a Master of Accountancy from the University of West Florida.