About Us

Our History

Our firm was founded in 1985 by John Dowd, who wanted to offer clients his accounting expertise in a more relaxed atmosphere.  Since then, we’ve grown into one of Southwest Florida’s leading accounting firms.  Our CPAs routinely assist clients in our own Venice, as well as in Englewood, North Port, Sarasota, and Bradenton—and across the entire country.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our clients.  Over the years, we’ve built a loyal client base because we customize our services to suit their specific needs, whatever their size or scope.  We’re proud to serve individuals at all stages of financial success, and our corporate clients span the spectrum in terms of size and industry focus.



Our Approach

Nowhere in the tax laws is it stipulated that accountants have to be unapproachable.  At Dowd, Whittaker & Associates, we strive to make accounting as enjoyable as possible for our clients—on top of providing the best, most timely, most professional product you’ll find anywhere.  There are many excellent accounting firms to choose from, but we think we’re distinguished by our welcoming attitude, in addition to our knowledge, experience, and talent.

We know how stressful financial concerns can be.  That’s why we feel that a caring, down-to-earth approach can be so beneficial in our profession.  We’re always accessible, and you’ll always be greeted with a smile.  When you need us, just call; you’ll never have to wade through a confusing voice-mail system or wait days to hear back from us.

We pride ourselves on our productivity, focus, and ability to meet deadlines—and just as important, on our ability to form lasting relationships with our clients.  We’re technologically savvy, while possessing the underlying accounting acumen to use new developments to our clients’ advantage.  Finally, our fee structure is competitively priced and designed to make financial sense for our clients.