Stephen Paul Newman began his accounting career in 1984 with Industrial Commercial Developments Ltd., one of the largest companies in Jamaica, West Indies. Industrial Commercial Developments owned and operated a variety of businesses, thus affording Stephen exposure to different business models and accounting processes. During his time with Industrial Commercial Developments he continued his education working towards the United Kingdom’s equivalent of a CPA designation. Stephen was promoted several times until achieving the position of Controller. Shortly thereafter, he relocated to Florida. Once in Florida Stephen began to transition into his new work environment and set out to gain experience in a wide array of fields. To his credit he was able to garner valuable experience in the fields of accounting, banking, industry, storage facilities, hotel and restaurant development and management, as well as condominium/homebuilding/land development. He achieved this extensive variety of experience by working with companies such as; Robert W. Osbourne & Company, PA, CPA, FPL Federal Credit Union, Dutra Construction Company, Inc., K.B. Holdings, Inc., Weitzer Communities, Turnberry Ltd., and Blair Communities Inc.
Stephen has been involved with development projects in South Florida, Central Florida, Nevada and Washington D.C. The projects have included Town Homes, Single family Homes, Mid-rise and High-rise condominiums and have included Home Owners Associations, Condominium Associations and Community Development Districts.
Stephen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Tampa with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is a Florida licensed Community Association Manager (CAM33377).