Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP

About Us

History of our Jacksonville CPA Firm

We hear these kinds of comments more than you might think.  Our Firm has been serving the Jacksonville market since 1924.  We are proud of our heritage and we have found that is a distinguishing mark for us.

We were founded in 1924 by Paul R. Smoak.  Mr. Smoak practiced as an individual until August 1, 1944, when he brought along Jewell A. Davis as partner and they formed Smoak & Davis.  After World War II, Francis C. Nixon joined the Firm and the practice became known as Smoak, Davis & Nixon.  Our current partners have maintained the names of our Founders, and in 1996, the Firm registered as a limited liability partnership.  Today, we are known as Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP.

“Your Firm worked with my father’s tractor business back in the 1950’s.”

“I remember when the 2nd floor was added to your former building in San Marco.  Wasn’t it originally built in the 1970s?”

Firm Philosophy

Smoak, Davis & Nixon LLP was founded at a time when public accounting was still emerging as a profession.  Through vision, foresight, and dedication, our Founders launched the practice with a philosophy of integrity and client service excellence.  Today, our partners and staff continue to reaffirm that philosophy by focusing on our top priorities: providing excellent client service, maintaining the highest professional and ethical standards, and expanding our knowledge base through continuing professional education.

Our clients know that they can rely on us to provide quality financial services.  Our culture of teamwork, our focus on client needs and practical solutions, and our drive to be the premier provider of financial services are all key factors contributing to the Firm’s established success within our community.

To further enhance our commitment to excellent client service, our Firm is a member of Allinial Global, an association of international and domestic accounting and consulting firms.  This membership provides additional resources, allowing us the ability to share expertise, resources, and advice with other practices in a variety of industries. Allinial Global’s commitment to provide client centric service is consistent with our Firm philosophy and we are proud to be a part of this association.

Client Testimonials

  • “Our relationship with SDN goes back many years. It has consistently been professional. There has always been a high level of trust and confidence in the partners as well as the staff. The partners have always been very accessible and responsive to our ever changing needs.”

    Frank Gwaltney, VP/Secretary & Treasurer Gate Petroleum Company
  • “We have been continually impressed with the team from Smoak, Davis & Nixon. The outstanding quality of their service and personnel has been the core of our long-standing professional affiliation.”

    Laura W. Dale, CFO Gateway Community Services, Inc.
  • “SDN provides professional individuals that are very knowledgeable and eager to assist us with whatever we need from audits and tax returns to general accounting and tax interpretations. They speak to you on your level and ensure that you understand their response. I know that I will receive quality service and support from SDN, without question.”

    Stephanie Brown, Comptroller Episcopal School of Jacksonville
  • Great experience with Smoak, Davis & Nixon over the past 15 years. Their knowledge and commitment to our company’s financial wellness is unmatched. They really take the time necessary to understand your goals and your business complexities, to provide thoughtful financial planning, controls, tax preparation and recommendations. I consider the team at SDN part of our team

    Joe Hyman / CEO Vizergy - Digital Marketing
  • As a client of SDN since 2003, I have been around long enough to know their character and competence both of which are outstanding. Upon moving to Jacksonville, I needed an established firm with bench strength and full service for a wide variety of accounting and tax services for our family group involved in real estate development, business operations and financial investments. I'm still a client because they are doing an excellent job.

    Ray Ross


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