Adam Nelson, CPA

Adam Nelson, CPA

Adam Nelson joined Warren Averett in 2018 and is a Member in the Firm’s Audit Division. He has approximately 20 years of public accounting experience. He began his auditing career by developing a specialty for auditing entities subject to federal and state compliance requirements. Adam has extensive experience serving counties, municipalities, special purpose governments and nonprofit organizations. His primary responsibilities include executing and managing financial statement audits as a trusted client advisor, providing insight on industry trends, identifying client issues and proactively communicating plausible solutions to clients beyond the debits and credits. In addition, he assists clients with internal control reviews, debt offerings as well as other accounting matters and business concerns. Adam resides in Fort Walton Beach with his wife and three dogs.


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Bachelor of Business Administration, Finance
    Florida Atlantic University
    Boca Raton, Florida

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Society of Certified Public Accountants
  • Government Finance Officers Association

Community Involvement

  • Emerald Coast Science Center, Treasurer

Ask Me About

  • How to improve your Organization’s endowment reporting
  • Preparing for the new nonprofit financial reporting model
  • Ways to improve internal control effectiveness and efficiency
  • My experience working in the college and universities segment of the nonprofit industry
  • The challenges and rewards of coaching little league football
  • How I became an accountant