“Passion” and “accounting” may not seem to belong together, however in Marina Parkin, they definitely do. This seasoned CPA focuses diligently—and yes, with great passion—on creating preemptive solutions for her clients.
Marina loves to apply her skills and strategies to individual, business, and real estate tax clients. She has a talent for explaining tax in easily understandable terms. From simple to complex returns, Marina takes pride in all her work.
With Koontz & Parkin’s “Get Me to Florida” initiative, Marina advises foreign nationals who want to relocate and establish businesses in Florida. Having immigrated from Russia with her parents at age 13 with $400 and one suitcase, Marina learned that hard work, determination, and perseverance are the keys to success in life. She lived in Toronto for many years before moving to Florida in 2003. Marina knows firsthand about the irresistible draw of the Sunshine State, and she’s happy to help others thrive here.
Marina’s enthusiasm doesn’t end with the art of accounting. It drives her daily, in all aspects of her full and fulfilling life. She is raising two fabulous, soccer-crazy boys Victor and Massimo, who both play for the Sarasota Spartans. She sits on the board of the Sarasota City Soccer Club, and she serves as treasurer for Southside School Foundation for the Arts. Outside of tax season, Marina loves to throw on her dancing shoes for an evening of Latin and salsa dancing.
Education & Credentials
Bachelor of Business Administration from Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. Worked for Deloitte & Touche for four years, gaining extensive experience in accounting, auditing and taxation. Became a Canadian Chartered Accountant in 2001 and a United States Certified Public Accountant in 2003.
Residential and commercial real estate, tax planning strategies, tax compliance, FIRPTA, foreign nationals.
A Few Achievements
Certified Public Accountant in Florida. Member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). Member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO).