Kevin has lived in the Tampa area since 1983 and graduated from Armwood High School in 1991. He began working in the accounting field in 1996 and earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of South Florida in 2000, before opening his own firm in 2004.
Kevin’s expertise includes small business tax and accounting. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Greater Brandon Chamber of Commerce, as well as the USF Alumni Society.
Kevin sets himself apart from other CPA firms by giving his clients personalized attention and taking the time to explain everything to them in a way they can understand it. Through working closely with his clients, Kevin not only helps them with their current needs, but also provides insight in order to help them achieve their long-term goals.
Zach grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to the Tampa area in March 2008. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Accounting from Illinois State University in 2004 and his MBA in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management in 2010. He has been a licensed CPA in the State of Florida since July 2012 and provides accounting and tax services to small businesses as well as individuals.
Zach joined Wrobel Accounting in 2016, and specializes in assisting small business owners tax plan throughout the current and upcoming years. As he puts it, he is not just a tax preparer; he is a tax planner. Although his specialty is in tax planning, Zach also has experience in several other areas, including healthcare, construction contractors, consultants, real estate (including agents/brokers and properties,) recruiters, and production companies. Other areas of practice include non-profit tax preparation, tax-exempt IRS filings, and international tax issues, including FIRTPA.
Zach is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Greater Riverview Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Valrico/Fishhawk Chamber of Commerce where he volunteers as the Treasurer.
Born and raised in Canada, Stuart graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from the University of Manitoba in 1977, and became a Canadian Chartered Accountant in 1981. He has called the Tampa Bay area “home” since moving here in 2003. He is a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and an associate member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Stuart comes to us with 35 years of combined financial consulting and accounting experience. Prior to joining Wrobel Accounting, Stuart provided accounting and consulting services to companies in need of “turn-around” services and/or growth management. He began his career in public accounting with one of the largest firms in the country, Deloitte & Touche, and later a senior manager at KPMG in their assurance services department. Stuart has extensive experience performing audits and other services to a diverse client base of public and private companies in the construction, manufacturing, warehousing, distribution and other industries. He has also been the Chief Financial Officer of a number of technology-driven startup entities.
Joan began working for Ken Arena, Tax Accountant in 2006, where she handled general ledger, QuickBooks transactions, and payroll services. Prior to this, Joan was a Budget Analyst for The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine from 2001 to 2003.
When Kevin Wrobel acquired Ken’s practice in 2013, Joan joined our team as a Senior Staff Accountant, and now handles dozens of payroll clients in addition to our firm’s accounts payable and accounts receivable.
Sweta joined our firm in February 2015 as an Accounting Intern. She transitioned to a permanent, full-time position as a Staff Accountant in 2016. Sweta prepares personal and corporate tax returns as well as tangible tax returns, handles monthly bookkeeping and payroll for several clients, and also develops Financial Statements.
Sweta graduated from the University of South Florida in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and is currently working towards her Masters.
Michelle is a Tampa native who, like Kevin, graduated from Armwood High School in 1991. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Florida in 2005 and a master’s degree from the University of Guam in 2007. She continues her education at the University of South Florida through classes offered at the Small Business Development Center.
Michelle has over twenty years of combined experience in office management, marketing, bookkeeping, payroll, collections, procurement, and project management. She first joined our team in January 2010 and now directs the firm’s communication and marketing efforts, in addition to handling accounts payable, accounts receivable, and collections. Additionally, she provides customer service and maintains client and vendor relationships, all while protecting the firm’s bottom line. She is a member of the USF Alumni Society and sits on the Tampa Audubon Society’s Board of Directors as Treasurer.
Cailie moved from Massachusetts to Florida in 2013 and joined our team in November 2017 as a Marketing Intern. She earned her Associate of Arts in General Studies from St. Petersburg College in May 2017 and is currently working towards her Bachelor of Science in Marketing with a concentration in Entrepreneurship at the University of South Florida.
Cailie is passionate about business, from marketing and branding, to product development and customer satisfaction, and brings that passion to the firm through managing the firm’s social media accounts, posting articles to the blog, email marketing, and more. She currently pursues her entrepreneurial interests through fiction writing, in which she has over nine years of experience with, and would eventually like to open her own cattle ranch in Texas.
Originally from New York, Lucy moved to Jupiter, Florida in 2006, where she later attended Palm Beach State College and earned her Associate of Science in Accounting in May 2017. She continues her education at the University of South Florida, where she expects to graduate with her Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 2020 and plans to become a certified public accountant shortly thereafter.
Lucy joined our team in November 2017 as an Accounting Intern where she performs bank reconciliations, records transactions from bank and credit card statements, and assists with financial report preparation for tax returns. In her spare time, Lucy loves to read, spend time with her pets, and occasionally visit her family in Brazil. She is also fluent in English and Portuguese.