Each of our partners worked in international accounting firms before finding their home here at Collier, Jernigan & Goedert, P.A.. Their experiences included expert training and exposure to methods used by large businesses in planning transactions to maximize tax advantages, and establishing systems to efficiently maintain accurate financial records while protecting assets from misuse and loss. We all now enjoy being a small business, bringing these same techniques to other small businesses to help them reach their goals.
Daryl L. Collier, CPA*, MBA
Daryl earned his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Florida State University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He began his career with Price Waterhouse & Co, and founded our firm in 1978. Daryl’s areas of expertise include construction, mining, professional services, agriculture, restaurants, and churches.
He created a six hour course on understanding financial statements for FASTTRAC, a nationally-known entrepreneurial program sponsored by the University of Florida. Daryl specializes in financial statement design and analysis to assist clients with better business management.
Daryl teaches clients how to better utilize the management tools included with their accounting software.
Daryl believes helping clients generate accurate and timely financial information not only enhances their business profit, but also assists with tax planning to minimize tax liability.
Kathi L. Jernigan, CPA
Kathi earned her Bachelors in Accounting from Montana State University where she graduated with honors.
Kathi then joined the national accounting firm of KPMG and supervised audits in many industries. She later served as Chief Financial Officer of a publicly traded, multi-state trucking company. She then joined her husband’s business of managing local and national equine events.
“I enjoy computer consulting and QuickBooks® training at a client’s business. This helps to solidify the client’s understanding of the program and increases the usefulness of their accounting system.” Kathi’s clients include equine, construction, trucking, agriculture, and professional service companies.
Sheryll A. Goedert, CPA
Sheryll earned her Bachelors in Accounting from the University of South Florida. She began her career in the tax department of the national firm Ernst & Young, achieving the position of Manager.
Sheryll continued her education at the University of Florida, earning a Masters in Accounting, with a tax emphasis, and completing the coursework for a Ph.D. in Accounting, with a minor in International Economics. Sheryll has taught accounting at the University of Florida, Santa Fe Community College and Central Florida Community College.
“I am involved in all aspects of the tax practice and utilize my extensive teaching and education background to research complex tax issues and educate our clients about the impact of tax rules and regulations.”