About The Firm
Hershkowitz & Kunitzer, P.A. is one of Tampa Bay’s premier locally owned and operated accounting firms and has been serving businesses and individuals since 1980. We’ve built our firm through an unwavering commitment to our clients’ satisfaction and success as well as our continual investment of time and resources in professional continuing education, state-of-the-art computer technology and long-lasting beneficial business connections. We work hard to make your most important job easier – securing the success and well-being of your families and businesses. With many years of professional experience and a wide range of qualifications in tax, accounting, payroll, and business consulting, our firm offers the highest level of service for individuals, corporations, partnerships, and numerous other clients. Our firm, with our talented team of CPAs and accountants, yields the very unique quality of being large enough to offer a full array of tax, accounting, and business services, while still making it our business to get to know you personally.
Hal E. Hershkowitz
A Montefiore Society Leadership Award Recipient, recognized for excellence and integrity in the financial sector, Hal started his accounting career in 1980 with the international accounting firm of KPMG Peat Marwick in the Private Business Advisory Services division. From KPMG, Hal moved into the position of CFO/Controller at Photronics, Corp. a publicly traded corporation, later acquired by DRS Corporation. In 1989, Hal moved from Long Island, NY to St. Petersburg, FL to become a partner in the public accounting firm of Joslin & Associates, P.A., later renamed Hershkowitz & Kunitzer, P.A., where he is now President and Managing Partner.
Hal is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant by the State of Florida Board of Accountancy as well as the New York State Board of Accountancy. He has also earned the designation of Certified Florida Sales and Use Tax Auditor from the Florida Department of Revenue, and has been a member of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Government Accountants. Currently he is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a current member and Past President of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Hal obtained his undergraduate degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, while attending as a Westinghouse Scholar before continuing his education at Adelphi University where he obtained a Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in accounting.
Hal has not only been a prominent member of the accounting community, but of the Tampa Bay community, as well. He currently serves as Treasurer for the Jewish Federation of Pinellas and Pasco Counties and Chairman of the Budget and Allocations Committee; and as Treasurer of Vincent House of Pinellas Park/Van Gogh’s Palette, Inc. - a nonprofit social and vocational recovery program for adults living with mental illnesses. In the past, Hal has served on the Board of Directors of Palms of Pasadena Hospital, Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, as Treasurer of the Jewish Community Center of Pinellas County and is a Past President and Treasurer of Temple Beth-El of St. Petersburg.
His personal interests include spending time with his wife Judy, while boating, enjoying time in New York City, bicycle riding, running and taking their dog “Sidney” for walks.
Hal and his wife of 36 years, Judy, reside in Tierra Verde, Florida and have raised three grown children together, Beth, Dean and Dana.
Daniel D. Kunitzer
Dan began his accounting career with "big six" firm KPMG Peat Marwick LLP as a Staff Tax Accountant in Detroit, Michigan and later transferred to the Tampa/St. Petersburg office as a Senior Tax Accountant. From there Dan went into private industry as a manager at Eckerd Corporation for five years. Dan continued his career with "big four" firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP as a Tax Manager before joining Joslin & Hershkowitz, P.A., presently Hershkowitz & Kunitzer, P.A., where he is now Vice President and firm partner.
Dan is licensed with the State of Florida Board of Accountancy as a Certified Public Accountant. Dan is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he previously served on the local Suncoast Chapter's Board of Directors.
Dan attended Western Michigan University graduating with a B.A. in Business Administration before continuing his education at Florida Metropolitan University where he received his M.B.A. with a concentration in Accounting.
Dan currently services as Treasurer of The Causeway Isles Neighborhood Association where he is also a past President. Dan is active with the Cathedral of St. Jude the Apostle where he currently serves on the Parrish Finance Council. Dan is also active with the Cathedral School of St. Jude as the past Treasurer of the Parent Association and as Treasurer of the annual Fall Festival. Dan has also been honored as a Life Member Loyal of the Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity.
Dan enjoys fishing and spending time on the water with his three children; Cameron, Mackenna, and Kyla.
Dana A. Hershkowitz-Hostomsky
Dana began her foray into the field of accounting in 2005 working in the private sector. After returning to Tampa Bay in 2008, she chose to join Hershkowtiz & Kunitzer, P.A. and begin her career in public accounting.
Graduating from the University of Florida where her studies focused on Non Profit Business Organizations, Dana continued her education in Accounting at the University of South Florida. She has extensive experience working with businesses of all shapes and sizes, both developing and established, as well as talents in the special niche of multistate taxation. Dana's persuit of an MBA in Forensic Accounting as well as NASBA certification in this branch of the field increase her passion for her work.
A Downtown resident and lover of all things local, Dana and her husband, Bask, are heavily involved and invested in St. Petersburg and the Tampa Bay Area. She supports the charities Days for Girls, the ASPCA, and FL C.U.R.E. Outside of the office, she devotes her time to supporting the arts and spending time with her family.
Susan F. Stevenson
Sue joined Hershkowitz & Kunitzer, P.A. as Office Manager in 2004. Prior to signing on with the firm, Sue spent 26 years as bookkeeper and manager for a local restaurant. Sue has 37 years of payroll and bookkeeping experience concentrated in the not-for-profit, hospitality and medical fields.
Sue started her career with the automobile industry in upstate New York after receiving her Associates Degree in Accounting from Broome Community College.
Outside of work Sue enjoys homemaking, cooking and golf.