March 10, 2017

MBAF's Juan Hidalgo and Richard Jung are named FICPA Horizon Award winners in Florida CPA Today Magazine.

The FICPA is happy to announce the winners of its 2017 Horizon Awards, recognizing the brightest young CPAs at the forefront of our profession. Through service to our organization and their own, they are advancing the CPA profession and working to better their communities.

“We’re excited to announce the recipients of the Horizon Awards, our program dedicated to recognizing our young CPA members,” said FICPA President/ CEO Deborah Curry, CPA, CGMA.” “We commend them for their hard work and determination, and we thank them for the contributions they’ve made on behalf of the FICPA and our profession.”

Juan Hidalgo, CPA

Morrison, Brown, Argiz and Farra

Juan J. Hidalgo is a rising director in the audit department at Morrison, Brown, Argiz and Farra in the Middle Market Group. Hidalgo joined the firm in 2004 after receiving his B.A. and M.B.A. from Florida International University. He specializes in providing assurance and advisory services in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale/distribution industries, where he has executed high quality attest and non-attest engagements and has helped implement tax-savings strategies such as LIFO inventory and IC-DISCs. He also has experience in audits of employee benefit plans, timeshares and motorsports dealerships.

Hidalgo has served as secretary and CPE chapter liaison of the FICPA’s Miami Downtown Chapter. He is treasurer of the Florida International University Young Alumni Council, serves on the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce’s Sports Committee, and is an Audit Committee member for the United Way of Miami-Dade County.

Richard Jung, CPA, JD

Morrison, Brown, Argiz and Farra

Richard Jung, CPA, JD is a senior in the tax and accounting department at Morrison, Brown, Argiz and Farra. He has been in the public accounting profession since 2011. Jung has particular expertise in tax research. His knowledge and experience includes providing traditional tax, accounting and consulting services to closely held entities, corporations, partnerships and individuals.

Jung earned his juris doctor degree at the University of Florida and graduated cum laude from the University of Miami with his bachelor’s of business administration in accounting. He joined the board of the FICPA Broward Chapter in 2012 and is its current chair. He is a member of the Florida Bar.

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