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AWDOH Releases Timeshare Benchmarking Executive Summary

AWDOH logoOrlando-based Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning, CPAs (AWDOH)’s whitepaper reports on study of 100 Florida timeshare/vacation ownership resort homeowner associations over a seven-year period.

ORLANDO, FL (January 18, 2011) – Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning CPAs (AWDOH) announced they have released an Executive Summary of an extensive research project surveying data accumulated from approximately 100 Florida timeshare resort homeowner associations (HOAs) and covering seven years of historical information. AWDOH is Central Florida’s largest independent accounting firm and is involved in providing tax and accounting and auditing services for timeshare/vacation ownership companies, homeowner associations and other businesses, as well as for private individuals.

In this, the first, major undertaking of a study of this size and scope, AWDOH’s “Financial Trending and Benchmarking of Florida Timeshares” reported on several interesting recent trends and their import for timeshare HOAs at this time. Methodology used by the AWDOH team included creating and populating a database with extensive financial and operational information drawn from 2003, 2006 and 2009 audits and factored in other variables, such as developer or management company support. Because the HOAs were strategically selected according to their geographic location, scope and size, the team was able to build a database that would provide key financial indicators to show financial trends and the overall state of the industry.

The initial presentation of the material was provided during the November 4-5, 2010 Common Interest Realty Associations (CIRA) Conference in Orlando, by Accounting and Audit Managers Ray D. Bastin, CPA and Randall Wilson, CPA, CFE, and CVA.
The firm plans to continue to track the HOAs used in this model in the future to produce trending and benchmarking on an annual basis. For more information about the project, contact Tom Durkee (tdurkee@awdoh-cpa.com) or Lena Combs (lcombs@awdoh-cpa.com) at (407) 849-1569. To request a copy of the Executive Summary, send an email request to kchappell@awdoh-cpa.com and include your name, company name, phone number and email address.

About Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning CPAs

Averett Warmus Durkee Osburn Henning (AWDOH) provides timeshare/vacation ownership companies, owners associations and other clients with assurance, accounting and tax compliance services. As the largest, independent CPA firm in Central Florida, AWDOH provides consulting services to clients for business acquisitions and disposition, including recruiting and training their employees, and advising clients on ways to improve their internal processes while providing them with relevant information needed to make timely, critical decisions. For further information about AWDOH’s timeshare department, contact Tom Durkee (tdurkee@awdoh-cpa.com) or Lena Combs (lcombs@awdoh-cpa.com) at (407) 849-1569.

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