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Our Team

Debra Taylor

QB Pro Advisor

Debra Taylor entered the public accounting profession in 2003. She has a Bachelor of Science degree as well as her MBA.  Debra is a Quickbooks Pro Advisor.  She has experience in several industries including professional services, construction, retail and wholesalers, and not-for-profit organizations. She has worked with several local CPA firms prior to coming to work for Howard & Company, CPAs, P.A.


Megan Patterson

Staff Accountant

A native of Jacksonville, Megan Patterson earned a Bachelor of Science in Commerce & Business Administration with a major in accounting summa cum laude from The University of Alabama in December 2015. She joined Howard & Company in January 2016. She recently receive her Florida CPA license. Her role at Howard & Company includes preparation of tax returns for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and trusts as well as preparation of financial statements and compilations.


Jessica Last

Administrative Assistant

As a Jacksonville native, Jessica Last has witnessed the growth of her home town and outlying areas. With more than nine years’ experience working in public accounting, she joined Howard & Company, CPAs, P.A. in December of 2016. Her duties include financial statement typing, processing and electronic filing of all tax returns and scheduling. She enjoys interacting with clients and supporting the service they receive from the firm, and looks forward to continued success here.