J. Richard Huckaby, CPA

J. Richard Huckaby, CPA

Richard Huckaby has practiced in Warren Averett’s Tax Division for over 20 years and previously held the role of Tampa’s Office Managing Member. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and a leader in the firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Group, leading the Tampa office’s efforts in this industry practice. He is focused on bringing value to clients through the utilization of the Warren Averett 360 service: a tool which helps clients thrive in the areas of tax, accounting, operations and technology. Richard primarily works with closely-held businesses and their owners to help them grow and reach their ultimate goals.


  • Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting
    Millsaps College, Jackson, MS
  • Master of Accountancy, Tax
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Professional Affiliations

  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CPA Manufacturing Services Association
  • CEO Council of Tampa Bay, Member
  • CFO Exchange Group of Tampa Bay, Member
  • Bay Area Manufacturing Association, Member
  • The C12 Group – Tampa Bay, Member

Community Involvement

  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Membership Committee and Small Business of the Year Committee
  • Leadership Tampa Class of 2011
  • Best Buddies of Tampa, former Board Chairman
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, Committee Member
  • University of South Florida Health Leadership and Innovation Member
  • Advisory Council Member, University of South Florida School of Accounting
  • Mentor and Shareholder Club Member, Raymond J. Harbert College of Business, Auburn University
  • Auburn University Alumni – Sustaining Life Member

Ask Me About

  • Navigating the increasingly difficult area of sales tax
  • How to plan for your business succession
  • How to reduce the cost of your manufacturing expansion by 7 – 10%
  • Serving entrepreneurial, closely-held businesses from start-up and forward