J. Richard Huckaby, CPA

J. Richard Huckaby, CPA

Richard is the Office Managing Member of the Tampa office where his primary goal is leading growth and sustainability efforts for the Firm as it relates to Tampa.

Richard is also a member of the Firm’s Executive Committee. He is also a leader in the Firm’s Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Group, leading the Tampa office efforts in this industry practice.

Richard 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, as well as 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
  • Masters of Accountancy, Tax
    Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Professional Affiliations

  • Bay Area Manufacturing Association
  • CEO Council of Tampa Bay
  • CPA Manufacturing Services Association
  • CFO Exchange Group
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants

Community Involvement

  • Best Buddies of Tampa Bay Advisory Board
  • Research Down Syndrome Runners
  • Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Membership Committee and Small Business of the Year Committee
  • Leadership Tampa Class of 2011
  • Advisory Council Member-University of South Florida (USF) School of Accounting
  • Mentor and Shareholder Club Member-Raymond J. Harbert College of Business-Auburn University

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 7-10%
  • Serving entrepreneurial, closely-held businesses from start-up and forward
  • My philosophies on work and life, learned from my Grandfather
  • Running and maintaining a healthy lifestyle
  • The biggest surprise of my life that occurred in September 2012