CPA Profiles

IMG_2911Richard Rust, managing CPA of Richard Rust CPA, P.A., graduated from the University of North Florida with a B.B.A. in accounting in 1990. Mr. Rust has more than 22 years experience in Accounting & Tax. Mr. Rust took over the practice in July of 2006.

Prior to joining Richard Rust, CPA, P.A. in 2000, Mr. Rust was a Director of the audit and consulting division of Health Care Management Consulting, Inc. He then took a position as a Senior Consultant with the accounting firm KPMG LLP performing consultant work.

Some of the more complicated tax and accounting matters Mr. Rust personally manages are: A return with over 20 rental properties, an LLC with 40 plus members and a foreign partnership, multi-office physician practices, professional athletes with multiple state returns, corporations with multiple state returns, many estate and trust returns with various real estate and investment holdings, private foundations, S corps, partnerships, and many more unique tax and accounting matters. Of course, he also handles much simpler matters as 1040's with basic deductions. Either way, he would appreciate the opportunity to work with you!

A member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and AccountantsWorld, Mr. Rust also presents seminars to local business professionals relating to tax, accounting and business planning. He is an active member of his church and spends his free time with his family and friends.

IMG_2886Sean Loughrie, CPA, graduated from West Virginia University with a B.S.B.A. in Accounting in 2011. Sean joined the firm in December of 2012.

Prior to joining Richard Rust, CPA, P.A., Mr. Loughrie worked for the West Virginia State Tax Department as a Tax/Revenue Auditor I. This experience helped him gain some insight into the government side of an audit and the general rules of Sales and Use Tax.

Sean recently completed his QuickBooks Online Certified ProAdvisor certification.

The areas of Accounting that Sean enjoys the most are sales/use tax, personal tax returns, and sharing his knowledge by teaching small business owners/managers how to manage their bookkeeping(including the categorization of expenses, booking of loans, and fixed assets, and other transactions.) in QuickBooks.

Sean spends his free time at the beach, at the range, working on his car and house, and with family and friends. Sean is a member of the NRA, and a strong supporter of our military, veterans, and first responders.