About Susan J. Keeton, CPA, P.A.

Susan J. Keeton established her firm in 2005 and has practiced as a sole practitioner for over fifteen (15) years. Susan J. Keeton is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) focusing on forensic accounting and litigation support. She has over twenty-two (22) years in experience as a CPA and over seventeen (17) years in experience as a CFE. She has been qualified as an expert by the court and has provided professional services, including expert witness testimony to attorneys, businesses, nonprofit organizations and individuals in cases involving Scheme to Defraud, Unlawful Solicitation of Funds, Grand Theft, Misapplication of Construction Funds, Fraud Swindle, Breach of Fiduciary Duty, Failure to Pay Wages, Uttering a Forged Instrument, Fraud in the Inducement, Breach of an Employment Agreement, Unjust Enrichment, Theft/Civil Theft, Conspiracy, Breach of Contract and Specific Performance. She has successfully provided detailed financial analysis, insightful conclusions, and has consistently displayed solid communication skills that present well in court.

Call me now at 941-364-5760 or request an initial consultation online. I work with clients in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, the Greater Tampa Bay area, throughout Florida, and across the United States.


Susan J. Keeton, CPA, CFE

Susan J. Keeton is a Florida CPA and CFE focusing on forensic accounting, fraud investigation, litigation support and divorce accounting. Susan has provided expert witness testimony in criminal, civil and family law courts. Her work and related testimony in criminal cases has resulted in significant sentences for convicted fraudsters. She is a consummate professional of the highest integrity. Susan is committed to excellence and consistently invests time and resources in continuing education, technology, and building strong and enduring relationships not just within her community but throughout the state and country.

Susan graduated with honors from the University of South Florida with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. She received her Certified Public Accountant designation in Florida in 2002 and earned her Certified Fraud Examiner designation from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners in 2003. In 2015, Susan earned a Certificate of Educational Achievement in Forensic Accounting from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and is currently working toward earning the Certified Divorce Financial Analyst designation from the Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA).

Other Memberships:

  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) and is Past President of the Gulf Coast Chapter
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and its local Tampa Bay Chapter
  • National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) and previously held the Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA) designation
  • Institute for Divorce Financial Analysts (IDFA)
  • Family Court Professional Collaborative (FCPC), Twelfth Judicial Circuit
  • University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee (USF S-M) Accounting Advisory Council, 2009 - 2019

Awards and Appointments:

  • USF S-M Community Leadership Award in 2009
  • Sarasota Five Star Wealth Manager Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013
  • Appointed Notary Public, State of Florida, 2003

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement:

  • Gulf Coast Chapter, FICPA, Past President, 2007 – 2008, Board Member 2004 – 2014
  • FICPA, Nominations Committee, Member-at-Large, 2013
  • FICPA, CPA Elder Planning and Support Committee, Chair, 2015
  • Taught “The Complexity of Elder Exploitation: Addressing the Challenge”, Florida Crime Prevention Training Institute and the Florida Bar, 2015 alongside an Assistant State Attorney from the Twelfth Judicial Circuit
  • Provided presentations to several community groups on financial exploitation of seniors and giving wisely to charity
  • Previously held the Certified Senior Advisor (CSA) designation from the Society of Certified Senior Advisors
  • Friends of the Selby Public Library, Treasurer, 2007 – 2009
  • Humane Society of Southwest Florida, Inc., Treasurer, 2012 - 2013