Who We Are

Our primary objective is to help our clients achieve their goals.
We are an experienced group of CPA professionals who are dedicated to helping our clients achieve their financial goals. We provide efficient and accurate accounting services to all of our clients. We have a reputation for timely and expeditious service. We also have a reputation for high ethical standards in all the work we perform.

The firm was founded on personal relationships and we strive to maintain a one-to-one relationship with all of our tax and audit clients.

Our History

James V. Knutzen attained the designation of Certified Public Accountant while employed by Touche Ross & Co. in Jacksonville, Florida
James Knutzen left the firm of Touche Ross & Co. to form his own independent accounting firm. He made this transition because he recognized that many smaller clients and not for profit organizations were being inadequately served by the larger accounting firms of the day. He believed that these smaller clients and the not for profit clients needed more individual and personalized accounting services.
The accounting firm, headed personally by James Knutzen, expanded gradually by adding trained and competent CPA's who exhibited strong ethical, technical and professional abilities.
James Knutzen announces his intention to retire. The practice is sold to M. Todd Middlemas, CPA; Barbara Towle, CPA; and Margaret R. Dodson, CPA, all of whom were working for the firm at the time of his announcement.
The three shareholders (Middlemas, Towle and Dodson) divide the various firm services and responsibilities to best suit their individual strengths. The practice has remained stable and maintained its client base and positive professional reputation.
As of December 31, 2015 Barbara Towle relinquished her ownership interest and became an hourly employee once again. She continues to work selected clients for the firm.

Our Mission

In today's complex financial and tax environment, businesses and individuals demand expertise and creativity from their professional accountant. Our firm strives to insure that each of our clients is given a level of service that enables them to reach their financial goals.

Our Goals

  • We strive to employ dedicated, knowledgeable and responsible accountants to best serve our clients' needs.
  • We have high firm-wide standards for integrity and excellence.
  • We look to provide the latest in technology and resources to our clients to fit their individual circumstances and further their goals and profitability.
Superior client service and satisfaction is our number one goal.

Our Team

  • Margaret R. Dodson, CPA

    Margaret Dodson is a graduate of the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service where she earned her Bachelor of Science of Foreign Service in December, 1972. [read more]

  • Christina E. Gibson, CPA

    Chris Gibson is a graduate of the University of South Florida where she earned her Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in Accounting in 1983. [read more]

  • M. Todd Middlemas, CPA, MBA

    Todd Middlemas, a Jacksonville native, is a graduate of the University of Florida and the University of North Florida. Todd began his accounting career in 1987 [read more]


  • Barbara Towle, CPA

    Barbara Towle is a graduate of Ohio State University where she earned her Bachelor of Science of Business Administration in Accounting in 1982. Barbara started her [read more]

  • Megan E. McAtee, CPA, MAcc

    Megan McAtee received her undergraduate degree from the University of Central Florida. She received a second undergraduate degree in Accounting and a Masters of Accountancy from the University of North Florida.