Brian Torres is a Partner in the Assurance & Advisory Department for Appelrouth, Farah & Co., P.A. where he manages audit engagements and assurance services for the firm. With a passion for personal service, Brian enjoys working one-on-one with clients whether it’s visiting their office down the street or traveling the globe. Regardless of a company’s size or industry, he is vested in understanding the intricacies of each business and contributing to its success.
Brian is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Florida. He is a Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional (CCIFP) and is amongst a select group of just 1,100 active CCIFPs nationwide. The CCIFP credential is the only standard to recognize that a financial manager fully comprehends the business of construction. Brian is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, which gives him the unique skill set to aid in the prevention and detection of fraud in construction and real estate environments. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Construction Financial Management Association, The Institute of Certified Construction Industry Financial Professionals, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
A true partner and valuable business consultant, Brian specializes in providing a complete range of accounting and consulting services to real estate and construction companies. He has helped clients throughout the world navigate the intricacies of financial reporting on international projects. He has worked with construction companies of all sizes and understands the importance of timely and accurate financial reporting under the percentage of completion method of accounting, and how it affects his clients’ relationship with their bonding company. Brian is frequently called upon by his clients to assist in the structuring of complex real-estate matters and works closely with his clients to provide continuing advisory services throughout the life of a project. Brian and his team have traveled extensively throughout Central and South America, and understand the challenges that many companies face when operating in these areas.
Brian has given educational speeches on construction and real estate accounting matters, along with seminars on industry trends for social media as part of the firm’s social media expansion. Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Brian graduated from Christopher Columbus High School in 1999, and earned his Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Florida State University (FSU) in 2004.
Brians’ Advice for Entrepreneurs:
Your accounting information system and the data it collects are key to making your business profitable. Become familiar with accounting basics, then learn your software and how to use its financial data to become more competitive in your market.
Activities of Interest:
Brian fishes in Florida’s beautiful waters during his free time. He also plays golf and enjoys hiking with his family. A Seminole fan married to a fellow ‘Nole, he is known to drive on occasion to watch the Seminoles play football in Tallahassee.