• Memorial for Jim Moye

    by Paul Shamoun | Aug 01, 2019


    Jim Moye
    President 1999-2000

    It is with a heavy heart that we inform the membership of the passing of Past President Jim Moye.

    Jim graduated from the University of Florida in 1973, earning his BSBA in Accounting in three years.  He began his professional career with the Florida Auditor General’s Office (7 years), was also employed by Coopers and Lybrand (1 year) and spent the next 33 years working for the Orange County Comptroller’s Office, most of those as Chief Deputy Comptroller.  Jim was also appointed Escambia County Comptroller by Governor Lawton Chiles in 1995 during a time of great turmoil and financial instability.  Jim’s leadership and expertise were invaluable in restoring the County’s financial stability amid extreme public scrutiny involving losses incurred due to derivative investments.

    Jim was extremely passionate about the FGFOA and was an active member since 1981.  He served on numerous FGFOA committees, and was a frequent speaker and moderator at the annual conference and Central Florida Chapter.  Jim served as President in 2000 and received the prestigious FGFOA Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.  He was a UCF adjunct professor of governmental accounting for many years, a teacher of our youth.  Jim also served on various FICPA committees and was the recipient of the 2006 FICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award.  Jim was a CPA, CGFO, CPFO and CGMA.

    Jim had a reputation for strong ethics and transparency, and was an outstanding leader and role model.  He was a tremendous resource who would always offer his assistance and expertise whenever asked.  Jim was a hardworking, dedicated, extremely knowledgeable, and loyal public servant.  He was a very down to earth person who believed that no job was beneath him (he would deliver the mail whenever the mail courier and back up mail courier were both unavailable).  Jim had a good sense of humor (he dressed up for the office Halloween party as a cow, a bumble bee, a sheriff and a farmer), was very considerate and compassionate toward others (he had his head shaved in the County Commission Chambers to assist in increasing blood donations), and was an avid practical joker.  He had several interests including spending time with his family, fishing, baseball, golf and driving his “street rod”.  Jim had a passion for animals as he and his wife Charlotte adopted three greyhound rescues over the years.

    Jim is survived by his wife Charlotte (married 46 years), his son Jim, Jr., his daughter Christy, his grandson Trent, his granddaughter Sloan, his daughter-in-law Kelly and his son-in law Ryan.