Mortellaro, Clarke & Company CPA's


About Us

Douglas J. Mortellaro, CPA

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Douglas Mortellaro brings more than thirty six years of experience and expertise to helping his clients manage their business and simplify their tax matters.

Taxes come in many different shapes and forms.  The laws they're based upon are constantly changing.  In order for you to do what you do best, that is run your business and get on with the business of living, you need the peace of mind that comes from working with a talented accounting professional like Doug.

Having many years of experience as an associate and later as a partner with a local accounting firm, he has handled everything from sole proprietorships to mid size corporations.  Today, Doug's firm offers a tremendous depth of resources and services.  His ability to work closely with you in order to understand the larger issues while maintaining focus on the smallest detail is what truly sets him apart.

A native of Tampa, Doug is a graduate of the University of Florida and passed the CPA exam in 1983.  Born and raised in Tampa, he is a devoted family man and continues to make his home there.  He is an active member of the community, donating his time to area schools and other nonprofit organizations.


Robert Clarke, CPA

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Bob is a 1972 graduate of the University of South Florida with a BS in accounting.  He is a member of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and has served on numerous professional panels.

Prior to coming together as Mortellaro, Clarke & Company, CPAs Bob founded Clarke & Company in 1985 and before that was a sole practitioner and managing partner of a local firm.

Bob's professional experience in public accounting spans virtually all aspects of public accounting.  As an auditor he has been responsible for the audits of cities and other governmental entities.  He has audited insurance companies, auto dealers, manufacturers and construction contractors.  Bob's tax experience is equally broad based ranging from the advising and preparing of business and individual returns to the preparation of estate and gift tax returns and representing clients before the Internal Revenue Service and Florida Department of Revenue.  Other experience includes forensic accounting and expert witness testimony related to various disputes before state and federal courts.

Bob has been the owner of other businesses as well as a founding shareholder and member of the Board of Directors of a local bank.

His civic involvement has included serving as President and Treasurer of the Kiwanis Club of Temple Terrace and board member of Tampa Jaycees.  He has served on the Board of Directors of Corpus Christi Catholic School, Forest Hills Pony League and was Treasurer and board member of the Greater Tampa Junior Golf Association.

Bob and his wife Bev are life long residents of Tampa and the proud parents of Jennifer Wayand and Bryan Clarke. 

Steven Blake

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Formally from Buffalo, New York, Steven has lived in Florida since 1989 and has a rather diverse and strong bookkeeping and accounting background.  He is very familiar with QuickBooks and Peachtree accounting software.

Steven has an MBA from Strayer University and a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Rasmussen College.

Steven has over 20 years of extensive bookkeeping experience.  He has held several full charge bookkeeping positions in the past few decades.  With his diverse experience and knowledge, he will be an asset in our bookkeeping department and capable of providing knowledge and assistance to our clients in preparing financial statements, payroll tax returns and an assortment of other accounting duties.

Steven plans on taking the CPA exam in the near future.

Steven lives in Temple Terrace with his wife and two cats.

Kirsten Baker

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Kirsten comes from upstate New York.  She came to Florida to finish her B.S. degree at Saint Leo University.  Kirsten has worked in public accounting for over twelve years working with many different types of clients and industries.  She is very knowledgeable in QuickBooks.  Kirsten and her husband Kevin are residents of the Tampa Bay Area. 


Cindy Smith

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Cindy Smith has been a tax profession for almost 20 years and is a graduate of the school(s) Baruch College in New York and University of South Florida in Tampa.  Upon receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting she joined Arthur Andersen as an associate, Since then, Cindy has excelled in both fields of tax and audit, with a significant focus on individual and corporate taxation. She is also highly proficient in payroll reporting and compliance requirements. Cindy has also been a world traveler while also being a mother of two. She and her husband have been helping the community through many projects including running 5k races to help support many non-profits and causes! 

Linda Feyl

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Linda received a Bachelors of Arts degree in English Education as well as her Masters in Education from Niagara University.  Rather than entering the teaching profession, she has worked as an administrative during her career.  Her background consists of real estate and financial companies, including the position of executive assistant for the managing tax partner of a major accounting firm.

Linda is married to John who is an accountant.  Together they enjoy traveling, music and hiking.

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