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About Our Firm

For years, Rudolph & Shivers has been providing quality, personalized financial guidance to local individuals and businesses. Our expertise ranges from basic tax management and accounting services to more in-depth services such as financial statements and financial planning.

Rudolph & Shivers is one of the leading firms in and throughout the area. By combining our expertise, experience and the team mentality of our staff, we assure that every client receives the close analysis and attention they deserve. Our dedication to high standards, hiring of seasoned tax professionals, and work ethic is the reason our client base returns year after year.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help clients maintain financial viability in the present, while taking a proactive approach to achieve future goals. This requires open communication to reach an understanding of our clients' needs through research and sound analysis. Rudolph & Shivers is dedicated to meeting these goals with high standards of excellence and professionalism. We have been a staple of the area's business community for years, and pride ourselves on the level of esteem we have earned.

Our dedication to hard work has earned the respect of the business and financial community in and around the area. We believe this to be a direct derivative of our talent and responsiveness to our client base. Whether you are a current or prospective client, rest assured that individuals and businesses who choose Rudolph & Shivers receive competent and timely advice.

Our Team

James N. Rudolph, CPA

Jamie moved to Orlando in 1991 after graduating from the University of Florida with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. He started with a local firm in 1992 while completing his masters in Taxation degree from University of Central Florida and became partner there in 2001. In addition to serving his accounting and tax clients, Jamie also contracted with the state as a Florida Sales & Use Tax Auditor for seven years. This kind of experience brings Jamie the knowledge in dealing with accounting and compliance issues for a wide array of different industries. Jamie practices mainly in accounting and taxation areas. His practice consists of corporate, partnerships, trusts, and mid-to-high income individuals. Jamie also assists his clients with financial planning including retirement, investment, and estate planning.

Jamie’s goal is to continue to practice and build upon the standard he learned when he first began as a CPA, which is to provide high quality service and personal attention to all clients. Jamie is also a member of both the AICPA and FICPA. He and his wife, Heather, along with their three children Abby, Sarah and James, and dog Rudy live in Winter Springs. They attend church at St. Stephens. Jamie enjoys spending time with his family, following college football-GO Gators!-travel, and fishing.

Eric R. Shivers, CPA

Eric also moved to Orlando in 1991 after receiving his BBA in Economics from the University of West Georgia to attend Reformed Theological Seminary where he worked on his Masters of Divinity. Before entering public accounting in 1996, Eric was the controller for a large non-profit organization where he was the Director of Finance and Human Resources.

The breadth of experience that Eric brings to the practice is rooted in his commitment to our clients as individuals and what their personal goals and hopes are. Having worked at two firms here in Orlando, Eric brings his experience of working with several types of businesses and individuals. Eric mainly practices in taxation, business consulting, and business formation. His practice consists of medical practices, high-income individuals, and real-estate professionals in handling all areas of tax compliance and tax planning. Eric has also helped multiple businesses in setting up and trouble shooting accounting systems and internal controls. Eric is also a member of the AICPA and FICPA. Eric and Patti, along with their daughters Kaitlin and Claire live in Altamonte Springs.

Carrie Brown, EA

Carrie Brown is an Enrolled Agent and a tax manager at Rudolph & Shivers, PLLC a full-service accounting firm in the Orlando area.

She began her career as a staff accountant for a small CPA firm in Miami back in 2000, then moved to the private sector for a few years until deciding to go back to public accounting in 2004 when she relocated to the Orlando area to pursue her passion for tax.

She has wide range of experience in and takes great joy in serving both individual and business clients, whether it is assisting them with setting up their books, getting a new business off the ground, planning, compliance or tax needs. She has served a wide range of clients including mid to high-income individuals, medical practices, engineering and consulting professionals, real-estate professionals, law firms, non-profit organizations, trusts and estates. She is a member of the National Society of Enrolled Agents and the Florida Society of Enrolled Agents.