Experts at Taxes and Accounting

Welcome to Brinton Fairchild.

We strive to give unparalleled service when performing our individual and corporate accounting and tax engagements. A fundamental strength of Brinton Fairchild, LLC is its unmatched project turnaround time. We also place the highest importance on client communication. Our clients should expect to be provided knowledgeable and friendly services at all times.


Excellence & Honesty

Brinton Fairchild, LLC has roots in Central Florida, dating back to 1978. Since then, owners and partners have stressed the importance of appropriate culture and ethics. It may be cliché, but for Brinton Fairchild, LLC it is the cardinal rule - the client is priority one.

Communication is Key

The firm’s experiences have provided some key insights that have become the foundation for Brinton Fairchild, LLC. First is communication. Brinton Fairchild, LLC's goal is to return all calls, voicemails and email in the same day. We are never too busy to serve our clients! Next the firm focuses on quality. The staff frequently attends update courses to make sure we understand the latest accounting and tax rules. These courses are crucial to our being able to provide the highest quality service.

The penultimate reason is timeliness. Brinton Fairchild, LLC works as efficiently as possible to provide exemplary turn-around time on all engagements. Finally, our firm holds itself to the highest ethical standards. We believe in tax minimization, but we are not gray area accountants. We view each engagement as an opportunity to demonstrate business ethics by providing quality services at reasonable rates.

Practice Areas

From individuals to corporations. Simple to complex. We specialize in providing

Practice Areas

Tax Returns

Individual Taxes

Do 1040s and Schedule A's bog you down? We can help you be proactive about your personal tax planning.

Corporate Tax

Corporate Tax

No matter if you're an LLC, S-Corp or C-Corp, we can help you file corporate taxes in a timely and accurate way.

Corporate Accounting

Corporate Accounting

We help many small and medium sized businesses balance the books. Whether you need monthly or quarterly P&Ls, up-to-date balance sheets, payroll services - we're here to help.

Medical Specialists

Individual physicians and medical practices often need tax help. So if you're a doctor doing locums or an employed physician, a small single specialty practice or a mid-sized multiple specialty group, we specialize in helping you.

Tax and Financial Planning

Tax and Financial Planning

Do you want to have a proactive plan for your upcoming tax year? It often helps to sit down throughout the year to discuss your tax strategies and ensure you're staying up-to-date.

Quickbooks Setup and Support

Whether you want to outsource your Quickbooks/bookkeeping efforts, or keep them in-house, our experienced Quickbooks specialists can help you.

Our Team

Qualified professionals, focused on your needs.

Our Team

Ben Fairchild, CPA

Ben Fairchild, CPA

Benjamin M. Fairchild graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Southern College (FSC) with a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting in 2001. He immediately enrolled in graduate course work at FSC. He completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2003 and was awarded Most Outstanding MBA student. Upon MBA graduation, Ben began preparation to sit for the Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam. Ben passed all four parts of the exam on the first attempt. He was recognized by the state of Florida for achieving the fifth highest score in the state on the November 2003 exam. Ben began working with Charles H. Brinton, Sr. in 2000 as an intern while attending FSC.

Ben joined Downtown Lakeland Kiwanis in August 2007. He has worked on various service projects and is currently working is way through the leadership ranks after serving as club treasurer for several years. He has also served as the Assistant Treasurer at All Saints Episcopal Church and completed the officer ranks of the Polk County Chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Professional Accountants (FICPA). He is an avid sports fan and enjoys following baseball, basketball and football.

Ben married his high school sweetheart, Everis (Kline) Fairchild in May 2002. They welcomed their first child, Ryan in July 2008. The Fairchilds were blessed again in June 2010 when Lindsey was born. The Fairchild family worships at All Saints Episcopal Church.

Chuck Brinton, CPA

Chuck Brinton, CPA

Charles H. Brinton, Jr. (Chuck) graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelors of science degree in economics in December 2002. While at UF he was a member of Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity and also worked for the University Athletic Association. In January 2003 Chuck began working part time at Brinton & Associates, P.A. while attending the University of South Florida to complete the additional education required to sit for the certified public accountant exam. Chuck became certified in November 2004 and began working full time in January 2005.

Chuck currently serves as Chair for the Polk County chapter of the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a member of the Lakeland South Rotary Club. In his spare time Chuck enjoys playing golf, barbequing, and watching Gator football.

Chuck was born and raised in Lakeland. He first met his wife, Mindy, in middle school and the two began dating while in college (she was at Florida State). They were married in October of 2005. Their daughter, Avery, was born in May 2008, and son Carter was born in February 2011.

Mia West

A. Mia West graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida Southern College (FSC) in 1998 with a Bachelors of Science degree in business administration. During her years at FSC, she was active in leadership positions on campus, including her sorority, Zeta Tau Alpha. She married Don West, a local music educator, shortly after graduation.
She worked as a staffing coordinator for a staffing company until their first child, Evan, was born in 2000. For the next several years, she remained home with Evan and his sisters, Emma and Abby. In 2010 she began working part time as office manager for a retail sheet music company. She has been a part of the Brinton Fairchild team for 5 years and thoroughly enjoys getting to know our clients.
Mia volunteers at her children’s schools and currently serves on the School Advisory Council of Spessard L. Holland Elementary. She is very involved in her church, First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, including teaching 4th grade Sunday School. She is thankful for time to spend with family and friends and enjoys attending music concerts, especially classical and jazz.

Katie Scott

Katie Scott graduated from Southeastern University (SEU) with a Bachelors of Science degree in accounting and finance in 2017. At SEU, she was the president of the accounting club and a member of Circle K International. She graduated summa cum laude as a University Honors Scholar.
Katie began working part-time at Brinton Fairchild in 2015 to gain exposure to public accounting alongside her studies. After earning her degree, she returned to work at the firm full-time.
Katie met her husband, Michael, on their first day at SEU. They began dating in December of 2013 and were married after graduation in May 2017. Currently, their life revolves around their puppy - a Shih Tzu mix named Flash. Katie enjoys reading books of all genres and exploring new creative hobbies in her free time. She is happy to make Lakeland her new home, though she loves to visit her mom, dad, and younger brother in her home town of Beverly Hills, Florida.

Susan Wuitschick

Susan W. Wuitschick graduated from Stetson University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and a Minor in Music and from Florida Southern College with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in December 1998. During her years at Stetson she served as a Resident Advisor for three years as well as holding other leadership positions, including with her sorority, Alpha Chi Omega. After graduation she moved to Lakeland to accept a position with Barnett Bank. In July of 1990 she began working for GE Client Business Services (Lockheed Martin) and continued her career with them for 14 years. During her time there she held various roles including benefits specialist, financial analyst, participant in the Financial Services Training Program, accounting specialist, and Team Leader from May 1997 to March 2004. In 2006 she was employed by a Lakeland CPA firm as a staff accountant to assist in seasonal tax preparation. Beginning in October 2007 she accepted the role of part time treasurer for College Heights United Methodist Church and continues in this position. She joined the Brinton Fairchild team in March 2016.

Susan married Scott Wuitschick in October 1995. They welcomed their first child, Ethan in October 2000. In March 2004 she transitioned to stay at home mom to care for their son and then 1 year old daughter Elizabeth. In January 2007 they welcomed their third child, Emma. She enjoys volunteering for her children’s schools, spending time with family and friends, and attending her church, First United Methodist Church of Lakeland, where she regularly sings with the contemporary worship praise band. She is a sustaining member of the Junior League of Greater Lakeland.

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