About The Fortham Group

Our Services

  • Tax Preparation
  • IRS Audit Support
  • Bookkeeping
  • Payroll Service
  • Financial Statement Review and Compilation
  • External Audit Services
  • Corporate Development
  • New Business Set-up
  • Notary services

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The Fortham Group’s mission is to provide personalized support, services and resources so our clients can make sound financial decisions to sustain themselves and continue to grow. We provide an array of professional accounting, consulting and financial management services, including tax return preparation for individuals, businesses, and non-profit organizations.

We are:

  • A dedicated firm offering much more than traditional tax and accounting services
  • A service team designed around the client’s specific requirements
  • An ongoing commitment, in the form of IRS correspondence support, education, training and certification
  • Trained in laws and tax status for Indian Tribal Governments

The Fortham Group is a professional accounting services firm providing tax preparation and filing, financial concierge services, and bookkeeping and controller services.

With over 20 years combined experience, we perform functions such as general ledger accounting, payroll, financial analysis, bank reconciliations and financial statement preparation. Acclaimed for producing customized solutions for our clients’ accounting needs, we are a comprehensive solution provider for all things accounting.

The Fortham Group utilizes dedicated servers using the most modern software and hardware to maintain our innovative edge over our competitors. Our client’s data (hard copy and electronic) is properly safeguarded against security breaches. To further ensure client data protection and improved customer service, our website is currently being updated to include upload file encryption enabling you to transmit your financial data with guaranteed data security and confidentiality. We consider our client community’s satisfaction to be an honest measure of our performance.


Focus, not size, is the key to our continued growth and success in the tax and accounting industry. We formed our dedicated tax practice in 2009, when it became apparent that our clients needed much more than traditional tax services. The decision allowed us to immerse ourselves completely in the industry, developing a deep understanding of issues such as exceptions to members of federally recognized tribes being subject to taxes as individuals. As we endeavor to become recognized authorities in the field, we made annual and continuous IRS Tax training and education mandatory for our officers and staff. With continuous education and training, we can offer insight and guidance at both the strategic and operational levels to help individuals and businesses improve financial efficiency, manage revenues and comply with ever-changing regulations.


Each client is partnered with a tax specialist. The tax specialist has the expertise, knowledge and the ability to utilize all and any of our resources to their client. The specialist is backed by a group of dedicated, seasoned professionals and an in-house CPA review which means The Fortham Group can give a client the service they need, the way they need it.

To us, this means plenty of “face time” and a proactive approach to our client community’s tax and financial requests. The Fortham Group’s defining characteristic is a hands-on, roll-up-the-sleeves approach to client service. It’s helped us build strong relationships with our clients throughout Florida, seven other states and beyond. We believe our approach will serve your Tribal community well too.

Our firm has highly qualified and experienced tax and accounting professionals who assist our clients with meeting their tax and accounting needs through an affordable and informative process making it possible to live and enjoy the highest quality of life.

As active IRS-registered tax return preparation specialists, The Fortham Group emphasizes the importance of being current on tax related issues to our clients. Our firm continuously monitors tax regulation changes and provides year-round seminars for our staff and clients. We implement tailor-made programs for our clients and work with them year-round to minimize their total tax burden.

We offer high performance with a personalized touch and peace of mind. Let us help you or your business with your tax and accounting needs.

Because of our unique skill set, our array of services is highly diverse and allows us to accommodate almost any client.

Call us today for a consultation. (954) 404-6150

Our Team

Carlton Fortham

Founder, Principle

Carlton also known as “Mookie” is the face of The Fortham Group.  Mookie is an enthusiastic professional with an aptitude for numbers and a shrewd analytical mind.  Mookie is committed to ensuring the clients are provided professional and reliable services.  He ensures each client is paired up with the tax specialist that matches their personality.  Whenever Mookie stops by The Fortham Group he leaves an indelible impression on the clients and team members.

Kesiza Straker


Kesiza is the financial expert and business consultant of The Fortham Group.  She is a proficient tax specialist with more than 15 years of experience in tax and accounting.  Kesiza is a QuickBooks Pro-Advisor and provides the necessary training for the company and she provides training to The Fortham Group’s client community.  Her wealth of knowledge on Business Startup, Business Taxes, Cancellation of Debts and payroll services keeps her busy not only during tax season, but this enables the office to be open year-round.  When her clients leave out her office, they leave with a Certificate of Completion, due to the amount of knowledge she imparts in them.

Deneric M. Forbes

Tax Specialist

Deneric contributes to the team by assisting our client community by providing proficient tax preparation and expertise.  He also serves as the liaison for the Internet Division of The Fortham Group.  He has a great sense of humor removing the fear of filing taxes from his client base.  He is highly trained and passionate to the clients and won’t quit until he has found all tax deductions that are applicable for you.  He has over 12 years of experience serving clients in more than 11 states, which gives him the ability to handle all your professional tax needs.

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