In 1980 Brenda D’Arville opened the first full service tax and accounting office in Dunnellon. After serving as the income tax manager for a local CPA firm, Brenda received her undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Florida and later her Master of Accounting degree in taxation from the University of Florida. Brenda later then realized that she would be more effective building and guiding portfolios as a financial advisor.
Brenda D’Arville joined Raymond James in October 2011 after spending 14 years as a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Previous to that, she served her local area for over twenty years as a tax accountant and an accredited tax advisor. Brenda received her undergraduate degree in accounting and business administration from the University of Florida and later her Master of Accounting degree in taxation from the University of Florida.
Her extensive work with attorneys concentrated on estate and trust services as well as financial planning. Also, her continuous work with small business corporations gave her a different perspective when servicing professional needs. She spent many hours directing the structure of retirement plans, corporate acquisitions, and corporate liquidation plans.
Brenda also worked closely with not-for-profit charitable organizations and is familiar with their unique compliance requirements. In fact, she has served as director for several local not-for-profit organizations and also served as a director for the Dunnellon Chamber of Commerce. Presently, she is serving as Chair for the City of Dunnellon Planning Commission.
A large part of her former tax practice included retired clientele with complex investment portfolios. Many of the clients’ portfolios were not properly structured with respect to asset allocation, diversification, and risk reduction. Brenda felt that she could be more effective in guiding portfolio management as a financial advisor than working as a tax accountant.
She employs a conservative, long-term, investment philosophy and feels that her qualifications promote a true understanding for servicing the financial needs and concerns of investors.