Davina Burns

CPA

Davina is passionate about applying her experience and knowledge to organizations, to help them achieve their goals while improving the bottom line.  As a results oriented professional, she brings vast experience across a multitude of industries.

 

Davina received her Bachelor of Business Administration and her Master of Accountancy degrees from Stetson University.  While working on her Master’s degree, she was employed as a Forensic Accountant for Campos and Stratus.  She took a leading role in claims investigations including fraud, catastrophic damage and lost earnings determination.

 

Davina obtained her CPA in 1998 and began her career as an Auditor for KPMG Peat Marwick in Orlando.  After working for both public and private companies across various industries, she moved into the private sector.  As Vice President of a mortgage bank, she was responsible for supervising the accounting department and overseeing all financial reporting, as well as meeting compliance requirements for external regulatory agencies.  She further developed her skills in creating and implementing process improvement strategies that lead to dramatic drops in overtime, increased productivity, and an increase in overall department morale.  Davina was also instrumental in assisting the Human Resource department, working as a liaison between company departments to facilitate and implement policies and procedures and provide employee training.

 

As part of her career path, Davina moved to project based opportunities whereby she developed her expertise in identifying operational inefficiencies, accounting gaps, and work-process overlaps.  By developing effective solutions, and providing a clear scope of work and timeline, she was able to streamline processes that led to quantifiable bottom line results.  Through ongoing communication with Executive management, her systematic methodologies provided “real time” feedback as the milestones were met.  This process proved to mitigate any major surprises while remaining flexible for the unforeseen throughout the implementation process.

 

Some of her roles, in addition to the above, has been to provide due diligence for Mergers and Acquisitions, Adjunct Accounting Professor, Grant researcher, and Volunteer for various Not-for-profit entities.

 

“I am passionate about going that extra mile, providing bottom line results, and empowering others to reach their full potential along the way.”