Meet Clay Price & Associates, P.A.

CHARLES CLAY PRICE, CPA, CFF 

Founder & President

Clay received his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Western Michigan University. Clay founded his own firm shortly after entering public accounting. In August of 2014 he re-established his private practice. The new firm was created on the foundation of assisting his friends and clients achieve their financial goals while focusing on proactive tax planning and attention to personal service.  

Clay has significant expertise in tax consulting in a wide variety of areas, including business, individual and trust taxation, estate and gift taxes, not-for-profit taxation and small business concerns. 

Clay began his focus in forensics matters in 1993. He was a Director, in charge of litigation services, with Harris, Cotherman, Jones, Price & Associates when the firm joined Rehmann in 2012. In 2014 Clay founded Clay Price & Associate which has extensive involvement in providing professional services to numerous clients for forensic investigations, for commercial and domestic actions.

Jan-Michael Kenney 

Staff Accountant

Jan-Michael is originally from Montana where he studied mechanical engineering at Montana State University.  After moving to Florida, he received his AA in Business Administration from Indian River State College, where he is currently enrolled in the Bachelor’s in Accounting program.  Jan-Michael has work exclusively in the litigation support department since joining Clay Price & Associates in 2014.  Prior to joining our office, Jan spent 8 years as the lead forensic analyst of an insurance appraisal company charged with settling commercial property claims ranging from $100,000 to over $50 million.  

Email 

jkenney@irccpa.com

Nancy Fulston  

Paralegal

Nancy is originally from upstate New York.  She has worked in the legal field in several capacities for over 20 years.  Nancy joined Clay Price & Associates in 2017 as a paralegal to assist in the litigation practice.

Gale is originally from New York and New Jersey, moved to Florida in early 2019. Joined Clay Price & Associates in early 2020. Graduated from Rutgers University January 1981. Been in the tax and accounting field for 40 years. Worked on a wide range of clients, from Real Estate management companies, Investors in the stock market to small independently owned companies.

Email 

gsimon@irccpa.com

Gale Simon

Accounting and tax professional

Michael D. Ziemba

Accounting and tax professional

Mike is originally from Severna Park, Maryland. He graduated from University of Baltimore in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting. 

 

In 1985, Mike joined a large local accounting firm, Stegman & Company, and became an audit partner until his retirement in 2010. While at Stegman, Mike served a diverse base of public and non-public entities.  Mike worked extensively with clients from the manufacturing, biotech, gaming, not-for-profit, and professional services industries. 

 

In addition, Mike was the designated firm specialist for ERISA (retirement plan) audit engagements. 

After leaving public accounting in 2010, Mike worked as a controller for a publicly traded entity. 

Email 

mziemba@irccpa.com

Kristin Zimmermann

Kristin is originally from Tampa Florida.  She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Central Florida and a Masters of Taxation from Florida Atlantic University. Kristin joined Clay Price & Associates in 2018.

Lori Dickson

Bookkeeper

Lori moved to Florida at a young age and was raised in South Florida. She has more than 20 years’ experience as a bookkeeper and has had the opportunity to work with a wide variety of companies. She attended Indian River State College (IRSC) where she received an associate’s in Accounting in 2012. She studied for a period at the University of Central Florida (UCF) prior to graduating with her bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Liberty University of Virginia in 2019. She is currently aspiring toward the Enrolled Agent (E.A.) status and eventually a master’s degree in Accounting. She joined Clay Price & Associates in May of 2020. 

Kathy Sweet

Administrative Assistant

Kathy is a graduate of Indian River State College with her degree in Individual Studies and joined Clay Price and Associates as an Administrative Assistant in January of 2020.  She worked for the New York Court System for over 18 years and moved to sunny Florida from upstate New York in 2004.  As an Administrative Assistant to the firm, she provides professional support to our staff and clients.  

Email 

ksweet@irccpa.com

Dave Whitney

Office Manager

Dave received an Associates Degree in Paralegal Studies from Indian River State College. He originally joined Clay to assist in the litigation practice. Dave now serves as the office manager and administrative support for the firm.

Our Office Information

Hours    

Mon - Fri   9am - 5pm

Address  2147 10th Ave

Vero Beach, FL 32961

Phone   772-569-6203

Fax        772-569-1102

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