Firm Profile

Philip C. Shenkman

Mr. Shenkman earned a B.S.B.A. in Accounting and a B.A.A. in Accounting at the University of Florida. He is a native of Miami and resides in Kendall with his wife. After graduation, Mr. Shenkman received his commission as a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army serving thirty months in Germany. Upon completion of his tour of duty in 1972, Mr. Shenkman returned to Miami where he passed the C.P.A. Exam and began his accounting career. Mr. Shenkman has had experience in all aspects of accounting and taxation. He has held the office of CFO in the national non-profit organization, Leeza Gibbons Memory Foundation, Inc. He currently owns and manages a shopping center in Pompano Beach and rental condominium units in Palmetto Bay. He holds a Community Association Management License (LCAM). His accounting clients range from multimillion-dollar international aircraft brokers to corner store sole proprietor retailers. His functions for his clients include advising start-up businesses, helping in decision making regarding buying, selling or exchanging businesses and real estate. Either teaching clients basic bookkeeping procedures, use of computer programs, financial statement preparation or analysis of client dilemmas, no service is too small. Mr. Shenkman is currently studying for the Registered Investment Advisors (RIA) license to facilitate clients in maximizing returns on their investments.


Howard Shenkman

Howard has over twelve years of experience in accounting and taxation. He is currently a Senior Accountant and Office Manager for Philip Shenkman C.P.A., P.A. During those twelve years, Howard has achieved vast knowledge and experience in the preparation of financial reports and local, state, and federal tax returns. Additionally, he is an expert in Quickbooks accounting software. He is the co-founder of Shenkman & Son Management Corp., which is involved in real estate investments and currently manages approximately five million dollars worth of real estate. In addition, Howard has a consulting firm that offers investment advice and has participated in the development of numerous marketing materials for private equity firms. In 2011, he became the Chief Financial Officer for Empower Health & Fitness Systems, Inc., a weight loss and performance company based in Miami, Florida. Additionally, he is a Licensed Community Association Manager (LCAM) and is currently studying to become a Registered Investment Advisor (RIA).


Joni M. Bastian

Ms. Bastian has worked in the field of accounting for over twenty-three years. She moved to Miami in 1968. She attended high school and college in Miami prior to relocating to Central Florida to run our satellite office. She has worked with this firm for over twenty years. She is certified in Quickbooks 2012, 2013, 2014, and Quickbooks online and is currently working on her advanced certification. She has two children and three grandchildren. In her spare time she enjoys dancing, gardening, cooking, antiquing, and reading.