Shareholder Heather Williams, CPA selected as a Business Observer “40 Under 40” for 2018


Sarasota, FL - Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants is pleased to announce that Shareholder Heather Williams has been recognized as one of the Business Observer’s “40 Under 40” for 2018.


Heather joined Kerkering, Barberio & Co. in 2010 and works with families and their advisors to offer guidance with individual, trust and estate taxation. She also provides mediation and litigation counseling services and works with entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals to navigate complex tax reporting requirements. Heather was admitted as a shareholder in 2016.


Heather is involved in her community and is active in many organizations. She is the incoming chair of the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance and former adjunct professor at the USF Sarasota-Manatee College of Business. She is involved with the American Institute of Certified Accountants, the Forty Carrots Family Center, Mote Marine Advisory Council, Southwest Florida Estate Planning Council, is an alumnus of Leadership Sarasota and a volunteer basketball coach at the YMCA.


In 2016, Heather Williams was awarded the “Young Professional of the Year” from The Greater Sarasota Chamber of Commerce, and in 2015 won the Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Sandies Members’ Choice award for “Young Professional of the Year”.


Heather is a Certified Financial Planner and a licensed Certified Public Accountant in Florida and North Carolina. She received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of South Florida and Master of Accounting in Taxation from Florida State University.


The annual “40 Under 40 Awards”, presented by the Business Observer, recognize the region’s top young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals from Tampa Bay to Naples who are committed to business growth, professional excellence and community service. To be eligible, one must be nominated for the award and under the age of 40 up until the day the issue is published.


About Kerkering, Barberio & Co.

Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals.  The firm has been serving clients since 1972.  Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations:  1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL9423 Town Center Parkway, Lakewood Ranch, FL; and 4350 West Cypress Street, Suite 930, Tampa, FL. For more information, visit or