CPA/Tax Advisor & Business Consultant


Charissa H. Cotten, CPA, CGMA

Charissa H. Cotten is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensed and registered with the Florida Department of Professional Regulation. She is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) and member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA). She has over 25 years of experience in accounting and is a proud alumnus of The University of West Florida with a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Minor in Finance and a Master of Accountancy. She has worked in large and small CPA firms, spent years as a small business corporate controller, and taught as an adjunct instructor at The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College.

She has lived in the beautiful area of Pace, Florida in Santa Rosa County for over 30 years and grew up in the Pensacola area. She is married to Matthew Cotten, pastor of Avalon Baptist Church, has three grown children, and three grandchildren. In addition to being an active member of her church, she also volunteers with the Pregnancy Resource Center, One Heart Outreach (One Love), and as the Stewardship Director for the Santa Rosa Baptist Association.