Morales Burke is a full-service tax firm.
Meet Our Staff:
Nichole Morales, Managing Shareholder
Nichole began her career as an accountant with a large regional firm. Nichole sharpened her skills as a business taxation specialist and accounting software consultant. Nichole provides software training and consulting in addition to tax and accounting services.
Nichole earned an Associate degree from Antillean Adventist University in Puerto Rico. She then returned to Florida to earned a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Saint Leo University. She is an Enrolled Agent (EA), Certified Tax Resolution Specialist (CTRS), Certified Accepting Agent (CAA), National Tax Practice Institute Fellow (NTPIF) and a Notary Public. Nichole is active member or associate member in a number of professional organizations including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, National Association of Enrolled Agents, Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, Suncoast FSEA, National Society of Accountants, National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts, American Society of Tax Problem Solvers, National Association of Tax Professionals and is a Certified Advanced QuickBooks ProAdvisor.
Cindy Stepp, Founding Member
The Burke Company was established in 1968 providing outstanding service to our clients because of our dedication to the three underlying principles of professionalism, responsiveness and quality. Cindy Stepp is a 1982 graduate of Sullivan Business College. Her concentrations include tax planning and preparation primarily in the areas of small business and personal tax services. She has over thirty-two years experience in public accounting becoming sole owner of The Burke Company in 1999.
Ms. Stepp holds the professional designation of Enrolled Agent (EA) which allows her to represent clients in front of the IRS. It also is a highly prestigious professional designation indicating a very high level of competency in all areas of taxation. She is a an active member of the following organizations: National Association of Enrolled Agents, Florida Society of Enrolled Agents, Florida Society of Accountants, National Society of Accountants, and National Association of Tax Professionals.
Darlene Mikes, Senior Accountant
Darlene earned a Bachelor’s degree from Florida State University where she majored in accounting. Darlene began her career in the Tampa office of Ernst & Young, working in both the audit and tax departments.
Darlene held the position of Controller and Chief Financial Officer for a privately-owned business in the Tampa area for many years.
Darlene is a tax preparer and business consultant. She is a CPA, a real estate sales associate, and a Florida notary. Darlene is a member of the American and Florida Institutes of Certified Public Accountants.
In her spare time, Darlene enjoys reading.
Jacalyn Barbre, Senior Bookkeeper
Jacalyn is a recent graduate with her A.A.S and an A.S degree in accounting with Microsoft, Excel, and QuickBooks Certification. She enjoys numbers and has a background of financial planning. She has been involved with real estate and investment property for 10 years.
Jacalyn enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time.
Panayiota Voudoukis, Senior Bookkeeper
Panayiota recently came to the United States from Zimbabwe, Sub Saharan Africa. During her time in Zimbabwe, she began her career in the audit division at Deloitte and Touche and then moved into the financial division services of the company. Here she specialized in bookkeeping for 7 years. Panayiota has over 20 years of experience working in accounting for various companies including as an Apple Representative in Zimbabwe for the last 7 years.
Panayiota is very excited to bring her knowledge and life skills to the company. In her spare time Panayiota enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach.
Deborah Pritzl, Client Service Accountant
Deborah began her accounting career in Wisconsin for a construction company for 8 years. Deborah moved to Florida and worked for a wealth management company for 10 years. She furthered her education while working part time for a CPA Firm in St. Petersburg. Deborah has over 20 years of accounting experience.
Deborah enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, home improvement projects, and baking in her spare time.