About CPA Fort Lauderdale

For accounting and tax strategies designed around your business, turn to CPA Fort Lauderdale. We understand that your small business has unique goals and challenges so we don’t suggest cookie-cutter accounting solutions. When we become your CPA firm, you’ll get a true partner who takes the time to learn about your business, assess your needs, and develop a personalized package of accounting services and tax planning techniques.

CPA Fort Lauderdale is a valuable asset to small business owners because we possess the capabilities and professionalism of a large CPA firm combined with the responsiveness of a smaller firm. We always offer dependable financial advice and are committed to providing the best customer experience for every client.

Call our Fort Lauderdale, FL CPA firm now at CPA Fort Lauderdale to learn more or request your free consultation through our website.

Steven Samuels

Steven Samuels, CPA Partner

Steven has over 38 years of experience in public accounting, substantially serving in partner capacity at several of South Florida’s largest and most reputable accounting and consulting firms within the audit, tax and litigation support areas. He holds BS in Accounting from Florida State University and is a licensed CPA. Steven has extensive experience in auditing, accounting, tax planning, business advisory and litigation support. Steven is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) and is currently serving as Director of North Dade South Broward Chapter of FICPA.?Steven is also a long-time member of the Tower Club.

Anastasia Panfilova

Anastasia Panfilova, CPA Partner

Anastasia was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States more than 10 years ago. Anastasia earned her Bachelor's Degree in Radio Physics and Nonlinear Dynamics from Saratov State University in Russia and also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting from Truman State University, located in Kirksville, MO. Anastasia is a CPA, and has extensive experience in accounting, financial modeling, forecasting, budgeting and analysis, and is a QuickBooks Online ProAdvisor. In addition to case work, Anastasia is responsible for the firm’s marketing, business development and strategy.? Anastasia is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA). Anastasia is fluent in English and Russian.

Ali Ansari

M. Ali Ansari, CAMS, EA, RIA


Ali is a trusted member of our team, with over 40 years of experience in various facets of accounting, taxes and finance.

He possesses expertise in complex financial forensics, dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, risk management, internal audits, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) compliance and investigations, fraud prevention and detection, tax disputes, etc.

Ali is an approved speaker for the Florida Bar Association and has presented continuing education courses in the areas of internal audit, AML, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) , litigation consulting and ethics for financial institutions and law firms.

Ali is well versed in computer systems, including creating proprietary models; and frequently serves as an expert witness in various litigation cases, mediations and arbitrations involving fraud, contract disputes, insurance claims, damage claims, etc.

Ali has performed various projects in the US, as well as Latin America, Europe, Middle East and South Asia.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting in 1978 and Bachelor of Arts in Communications in 1979 from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India; as well as a Bachelor of Science in Finance in 1982 from the University of Illinois, Chicago.

Ali is also fluent in Hindi and Urdu, and has functional knowledge in German, Spanish and Arabic.