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Andrew A. Barnette, CPA
Sole Proprietor

Started the Firm - 1976

 

4427 Del Prado Boulevard

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

 

Phone (239) 542-0378

Fax     (239) 549-0148

Andrew.Barnette@BarnetteAssociates.com

 

Biography

 

Andrew A. Barnette founded the firm in October 1976.  He has 44 years of public accounting experience.  He received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in accounting (BBA) from the University of Georgia in 1971 and his Masters in Professional Accounting Degree (MPA) from the Georgia State University in 1973. His particular expertise is Income Taxes—Corporate, Individual and Fiduciary, Estate and Gift Taxes and Planning, Compilations, and Preparations.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He has served as president of the Cape Coral Rotary Club, president of the Cape Coral Rotary Foundation, a board member of Fifth Third Bank (South Florida), the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce, the Cape Coral Chamber of Commerce Foundation, the Cape Coral Community Foundation and the Chamber of Southwest Florida.  He has also served as a member of the board for Brighten the Corner Foundation, The Barbara Watt Foundation, First National Investment Services Company, First National Trust Company, First National Bank of Florida, Cape Coral National Bank and Landmark First National Bank.

 




John Roberto, CPA

Joined the Firm in 1999
4427 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Phone (239) 542-0378
Fax      (239) 549-0148
John.Roberto@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography

 

John Roberto, CPA is a 1970 graduate of Rutgers University. He joined the firm in 1985 for 2 years and then returned again in June 1999.  His particular expertise is Income Taxes—Corporate, Individual and Fiduciary, Estate and Gift Taxes and Planning, Foreclosures, Short Sales and Bankruptcies.  He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.  He has held a license for life and health insurance in Florida since 1992.  He as served as Treasurer of the Cape Palms Condominium Association.

 




George Joseph, Staff Accountant
Joined
the Firm in August 2013

 

4427 Del Prado Boulevard

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

 

Phone (239) 542-0378

Fax     (239) 549-0148

George.Joseph@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography

 

George Joseph received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1992. He received his Master’s Degree of Business Administration from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 1996. He received his Enrolled Agent designation from the Department of the Treasury in 2011.  He has 13 years of public accounting experience in addition to 4 years of corporate accounting experience.  He specializes in Corporate and Individual Income taxes as well as Corporate and Small Business Accounting.

 

George is a Certified ProAdvisor with Intuit QuickBooks.

 

Originally from Kentucky, George has resided in Estero, Florida since 2006 with his wife Jordan and his two children, Thomas and Leila. In his spare time he enjoys coaching youth sports, fishing and playing golf.

 


 



Naiane Pereira, Staff Accountant
Joined the Firm in November 2014

4427 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Phone (239) 542-0378
Fax     (239) 549-0148
Naiane.Pereira@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography

 

Naiane Pereira is a native of Brazil and moved to Florida when she was just 14 years old.  She graduated from Estero High School and later attended Florida Gulf Coast University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting.  During her time in school, she worked as a bookkeeper with a local CPA firm before joining our firm in 2014.  She is working on her Master’s Degree while studying to become a licensed CPA in Florida.

 

Naiane is fluent in Portuguese and Spanish and in her spare time she enjoys traveling and learning about different cultures and languages.

 


 

 


Owen Andersen, Staff Accountant
Joined the Firm in November 2014

4427 Del Prado Boulevard

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

 

Phone (239) 542-0378

Fax     (239) 549-0148

Owen.Andersen@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography

 

Owen Andersen received his Bachelor of Science Degree with a double major in both Accounting and Finance from Iowa State University in May 2005 and his Masters of Accounting Degree from Iowa State University in May 2006. He began his professional career as an accountant in 2007. He has over 7 years of public accounting experience.  His particular expertise is in Personal Income Taxes, Corporate Taxes, Bookkeeping and Compilations.

 

In his spare time he enjoys bike riding to Lakes Park with his wife Nina and daughter Olivia, working in his yard, and riding the emotional roller coaster that is life as a fan of the Iowa State Cyclones.

 



 


Lynda Young
Joined the Firm in 1991

4427 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Phone (239) 542-0378
Fax (239) 549-0148

 
Lynda.Young@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography


Lynda Young is a tax season only employee with the firm. She recently completed 25 years with the firm. Her responsibilities include personal income tax preparation and elder care services. She has four grandchildren and spends most of her time on the road visiting those grandchildren who are all out of town.  Lynda served as a board member of the Girl Scouts of Gulf coast Florida  for over thirty years before retiring from the board.  She served as president of the board for six years.  She currently is district president of the Florida Association of Home and Community Education affiliated with the University of Florida.



 


 

 

Laurel Abbott
Joined the Firm in 2005

4427 Del Prado Boulevard

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

 

Phone (239) 542-0378

Fax     (239) 549-0148

Laurel.Abbott@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography

 

Laurel Abbott is a staff accountant with the firm. She provides accounting and tax services and computer technical support for individuals, small businesses, and non-profit organizations.  She is in charge of support services and provides bill-paying services for many of our elder clients and for several estates and trusts. She specializes in QuickBooks and write-up services.  She worked for several accounting firms in Cincinnati, Ohio moving here in 1999. She worked for the City of Cape Coral for 6 years in the City Finance Department.  She completed the city’s federally mandated physical inventory of parks, buildings and land two years ahead of schedule. She retired from the firm in 2015, but returned as apart-time, tax season only employee in 2016.

 




Janet Konikow, IT Department
Joined the Firm in January 2014 

4427 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Phone (239) 542-0378
Fax     (239) 549-0148
Janet.Konikow@BarnetteAssociates.com 

 

Biography

 

Janet Konikow attended UW-Milwaukee, Mount Mary College and Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin.  She worked for two CPA firms in the Milwaukee area before moving to Florida in June of 2002.  She worked at two other CPA firms here in the Fort Myers area before joining our firm in January of 2014.  She has over 25 years of experience in payroll tax preparation, live and after-the-fact payroll processing, bookkeeping and accounting software loading and maintenance.

 

In her spare time she enjoys cruises, the North woods of Wisconsin, camping, boating and fishing with her husband Alan.

 




Christine Klein, Administrative Assistant
Joined the firm in October 2009

4427 Del Prado Boulevard

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

 

Phone (239) 542-0378

Fax     (239) 549-0148

Chris.Klein@BarnetteAssociates.com


Biography

 

Christine Klein graduated from Cape Coral High School in 1984 and was a member of the Future Business Leaders of America.  It was through this program that she began working for Andrew Barnette &Associates in 1983 when she was only 16 years old.  She continued working for the firm after graduation until 1996.  She then went onto provide bookkeeping/managing services to a local landscape company but returned to her “home” in 2009.

 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her son Charlie, going to the beach with her friends and just enjoying life here in sunny Florida.

 




Emilie Barnette
Joined the Firm in 1980

4427 Del Prado Boulevard
Cape Coral, Florida 33904

Phone (239) 542-0378
Fax     (239) 549-0148
Emilie.Barnette@BarnetteAssociates.com

Biography

 

Emilie Barnette grew up in North Carolina.  She moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1967 to attend nursing school and while in Atlanta she met and married her husband of 45 years, Andrew Barnette.  She worked as a Registered Nurse in Atlanta and after she and Andy moved to Florida in 1976 she worked in Fort Myers and later as one of the original employees of Cape Coral Hospital when it opened in1977.  She has worked at the firm on apart-time basis in various capacities since 1980.

 

She and Andy have a son and daughter-in-law and 2 grandsons who live in Orlando and they have a daughter who is a missionary presently living in Scotland.  In her spare time she likes to cook, travel, spend time in their second home in Georgia and spend time with family and friends.

 





Leona Dever, Office Assistant
Joined the firm in January 2016

4427 Del Prado Boulevard

Cape Coral, Florida 33904

 

Phone (239) 542-0378

Fax     (239) 549-0148

Leona.Dever@BarnetteAssociates.com

 

Biography

 

Leona Dever graduated from Fort Myers High School in 1964.  She managed her husband’s business, Dever Trucking until she opened her own business, The Old World Cheese Shop, in Naples, Florida in 1982.  After she sold her interest in the business she began her career in the banking industry beginning with First Florida Bank and continuing until her retirement from Wells Fargo in 2015. She then joined our firm working part time during tax season in January of 2016.

 

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband of 52 years, Gary, working with AWANA Ministry at New Hope Baptist Fellowship, reading, baking and visiting with great grandchildren whenever possible.

 



Andrew Barnette & Associates, PA
4427 Del Prado Boulevard, Cape Coral, FL 33904
Phone (239) 542-0378
Fax: (239) 549-0148
Toll Free (800) 691-1040