Ivy Lynn Defino, CPA, has been practicing public accounting since 1985. Based on experience gained through over 20 years of management and staff accounting positions with public accounting firms in South Florida, Ivy established Ivy Lynn Defino, CPA, PA in 2006.
Ivy holds a CPA license in Florida. She is also the National President of the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants. Ivy is originally from Boston, but has spent the majority of her life in Florida. She received her education from Florida Atlantic University and graduated with a BA in Business Administration. She then continued her education at Nova University graduating with a Master of Accounting Degree.
Ivy holds memberships with both the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA).
She has been a member of the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) since 1998 and is a Past President of the South Florida Affiliate. Ivy is also a member of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Greater Sunrise Chamber of Commerce.
Ivy has been a speaker on tax topics and issues, and has been published in her firm's newsletter