E. Ray Charles, CPA

E. Ray Charles, CPA

Ray Charles is a Member of the Firm and has been practicing in the public accounting profession in the Tampa Bay area since 1978.

He is a member of the Firm’s Construction and Real Estate Development Industry Team and is involved in all phases of tax planning and compliance for closely-held businesses and their owners, including C corporations, S corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. He also has extensive experience advising high net worth individuals and their families on tax planning, gift and estate planning and succession issues. Industry experience includes professional service firms, real estate investors and insurance brokerages. Ray resides in Tampa with his wife and they have three grown children.


  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
    University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Professional Affiliations

  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Rotary Club of Tampa
  • Jesuit High School of Tampa Finance Committee
  • University of Tampa Board of Fellows

Ask Me About

  • Our expertise in accounting for real estate tax certificate funds and other investment funds
  • The most tax advantageous way to restructure real estate debt
  • Issues facing high net worth families
  • The number of comments I get about my name
  • The best concert I ever attended
  • My favorite college football coach