Background of Principal
Jill H. Brickel is a Certified Public Accountant, Personal Financial Specialist, and President of Brickel & Co., P.A., CPA’s and Consultants, since it’s inception in 1998. Jill is a past President (2006-2007) of the Atlantic Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Jill also served as Chief Financial Officer of Green Capital Realty Advisors, LLC.
Jill focuses on tax consulting and compliance services for small to mid-size companies, and personal financial planning for their executives. She provides individual income tax planning; estate and financial planning; corporate structure set-up, planning and restructuring services; comprehensive accounting and tax services; business valuation services; and performs cost segregation studies. Jill practices in several diverse industries, including real estate, construction, entertainment, restaurants, and healthcare.
In 2017 Jill expanded her practice to include Business Management services. This all encompassing concierge service for high net worth families utilizes state of the art technology, while providing transparency and 24/7 access. Acting as your personal CFO she customizes planning strategies for the ever evolving Hollywood and beyond business and family life providing clients with a piece of mind in all their unique business and private affairs.
In 2005, Jill worked as the Production Accountant on the set of an independent feature film PUSH. She advised the director and producers on the corporate structure, as well as other financial issues including budgeting, insurance, and licensing issues required for the production's success. Jill continues working in the entertainment industry, providing business management services to top recognized talent in the entertainment industry, including actors, directors, and writers.
Her responsibilities at Green Capital Realty Advisors, LLC included overseeing capital planning, budgeting and cash flow forecasting, debt and equity financing, bank relations, financial reporting, maintaining a strong accounting system and system of internal controls, pre-acquisition analysis, due diligence, and post-acquisition integration.
From 2001 through 2005, Jill provided comprehensive payroll services for a Fortune 500 company in 13 Caribbean islands. Her efforts were instrumental in designing a software program created specifically for providing payroll services in complex regions of the world that are not available by the largest competitors in the payroll industry. The services included processing bi-weekly payroll checks for all employees and direct deposit of funds into the employees’ bank accounts. Additional services included providing an import file for the client to upload into their general ledger accounting software program, a full package of reports for each pay run processed, monthly, quarterly and annual payroll reports in each jurisdiction of the 13 Caribbean islands. Jill also continuously researched the payroll tax laws in each jurisdiction of the 13 Caribbean islands, updating the software program for changes.
Jill has worked in public accounting since 1993, beginning her career with Big Six accounting firm, KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP in the National tax practice in Washington, D.C. Jill performed audit engagements for Not-For-Profit and commercial clients, as well as corporate recovery consulting services in a Litigation Support Group. She also worked on complex real estate partnership tax returns. She continued with KPMG and Price Waterhouse, LLP in the South Florida area, where she primarily worked in the Entertainment and Communications divisions in both firms, focusing on tax research and tax compliance for Fortune 500 companies. During her tenure, Jill obtained experience in preparing individual, trust, partnership, and large consolidated corporate tax returns.
Subsequent to working for the Big Six firms, Jill worked for a boutique public accounting firm for two years, servicing small business accounts. She provided compliance services, preparing individual, trust, S-corporation, C-corporation, and partnership tax returns, as well as performing bookkeeping, payroll services, and preparing compilations and reviews of financial statements.
Jill obtained her Master of Science in Accounting degree, with a specialty in Taxation, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida. After completing the accelerated program for both degrees in 1993, Jill became a Certified Public Accountant in 1994.