Jesus Socorro, CPA, Managing Principal of the Risk Advisory practice at nationally recognized public accounting firm MBAF, has been appointed to the Florida Board of Accountancy. The appointment was made by Governor Rick Scott, and, once confirmed by the Florida Senate, Socorro will serve on the board until October 31, 2019.
The Florida Board of Accountancy consists of nine members responsible for the evaluation of CPA licensure qualifications and for hearing disciplinary cases brought against CPA licensees. Seven members are CPAs and two members are consumer members. The board meets approximately 10 times a year at various locations throughout the state, and the meetings are open to the public.
“Governor Scott’s appointment of Jesus to the Board of Accountancy speaks volumes about his profound and tireless work ethic and his relentless dedication to the CPA profession,” said Tony Argiz, MBAF’s Chairman and CEO. “Jesus will add significant value to the Board in carrying out its mission, as well as to the profession more broadly in the State of Florida. His diverse and vast array of professional experiences will complement the board in its strategic and tactical thinking.”
Socorro leads the firm’s Risk Advisory practice where he and his team serve clients ranging from emerging growth to Fortune 500 companies with Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-frank compliance, Enterprise Risk Management, business process improvement and IT enablement. He has extensive global, cross-functional leadership experience managing audits, advisory projects and capital markets transactions, as well as dealing with board-level governance matters and technical accounting issues. His industry experience includes real estate, biopharmaceuticals and professional sports teams.
He is actively involved in the South Florida community, currently serving on Palmer Trinity School’s Board of Trustees, the Finance Committee of Miami Children’s Hospital System and the University of Miami Citizens Board. He is a former President of both the Downtown Miami Chapter of the Florida Institute of CPA’s and the Cuban-American CPA Association.
Socorro, holds an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s J.L. Kellogg School of Management and an undergraduate degree in accounting from Florida International University.
MBAF is ranked nationally as a Top 40 accounting and advisory firm by Accounting Today, and named one of the 2014 Top Five Best of the Best firms in the country by INSIDE Public Accounting, chosen for demonstrating long-term consistency and exceptional performance, regardless of outside factors. MBAF has more than 500 highly qualified principals and employees that serve domestic and international clients across a broad range of industries and practices in more than 44 countries and all 50 states. Its offices are located in New York, Valhalla (Westchester, NY), Miami, Coral Gables, Naples, Las Vegas, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Boulder, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, and India.