Felsing LLC is a boutique CPA firm founded by Carol Felsing, who after over 3 decades in public accounting, opened in 2013 an office in Maitland, Florida. We have grown over the last few years from 3 to 6 full-time employees and are now located in Winter Park. We are a small dynamic group eager to serve our clients in a professional, caring manner. We offer years of expertise in the areas of Tax, Accounting, Trustee and Fiduciary services.
Our mission is to be a trusted financial advisor to our clients; to serve them with professionalism and expertise always looking out for their best interests. We strive to be proactive in assisting clients achieve their financial goals. We continually maintain and build our knowledge in our chosen areas of practice –Consulting and Tax Preparation for high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs, taxation of closely held businesses, and taxation and administration of estates and trusts.
Carol is the managing partner of Felsing LLC where she specializes in tax services to closely held corporations, estates and trusts, and high net worth individuals. She also serves as trustee for the trust and estate of her clients and by court appointment.
Born and raised in Orlando, Carol graduated from Boone High School. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Central Florida, graduating cum laude. She has practiced public accounting in the Central Florida area for over 3 decades, serving as a partner in both regional and local firms the last 24 years. Carol has served as a Board Member for the Christian Child Center of Wekiva Presbyterian Church, Edgewater High School Band Parent Association President, Winter Park High School Cheerleading Booster President, UCF Town and Gown and is currently on the Board of ASPIRE (formerly Center for Drug Free Living), Florida Executive Women and the Central Florida Estate Planning Council. She is a member of the FICPA and the AICPA.
Debra Backer, Senior Tax Accountant with Felsing, LLC, joined the firm in 2017 after 30 years of experience with a long-time local CPA, who retired, and whose clients transferred to our firm. She is an Enrolled Agent and has been enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service since 1998. She is also a QuickBooks Certified ProAdvisor and a welcome addition to our team of professionals.
Brian Siegler, Staff Accountant at Felsing LLC, joined our firm as an intern in November 2016. A transplant from New York, he has earned a BSBA in Accounting at the University of Central Florida, is currently earning his MSA there and has begun taking the CPA exam for Florida certification. He is obviously a goal-oriented achiever and moves from part-time to full-time permanent with our firm in January 2018.
Debra Hendrickson, Business Development Consultant, has over 35 years of comprehensive business experience as Founder & Manager of Petite Clothiers, a 4-store Florida based women’s apparel retail operation; President/CEO of Leadership Seminole, a non-profit organization specializing in leadership development and Vice President of the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce involved in business and community engagement.
As a military brat, Debra spent most of her life living in a variety of communities in the USA as well as Asia and Europe. She arrived in Central Florida for her high school years, graduated from Edgewater High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from Florida State University. Debra is past president of Florida Executive Women and currently serves as chair of the Advisory Board of CRAVE, a spiritual leadership program.
April Peters, Tax Administrator, joined Felsing LLC in June 2018. She comes to us with a wealth of experience in administration, client relations and tax return processing. Hers is the friendly voice on the phone when one calls us, the person who greets visitors at the front desk and a valuable assistant to our staff.
Jinny Copeland, Office Manager of Felsing, LLC, is a native Texan and graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Office Administration and English. With over 20 years of public accounting administrative experience, she serves the firm and our clients well. She works behind the scenes to help with work flow, office procedures, management and staff needs. She enjoys client contact whenever the occasion presents itself and is always ready to lend a helping hand.