Tony Argiz

CPA*/ABV/CFF, ASA, CVA, CFE, CGMA Chairman and CEO

As the Chairman and CEO since 1997, Tony has led the growth of Morrison, Brown, Argiz & Farra, LLC (MBAF) to becoming one of the top 40 accounting firms in the nation. MBAF is also an eighteenth-time honoree on the INSIDE Public Accounting annual list of the nation's 50 best managed accounting firms.

Well-known for his community and industry leadership, Tony has been involved with a broad spectrum of industries which gives him unique experience and insight into all aspects of the financial well-being of his clients. Over the last 30 years, Tony has developed extensive in-depth knowledge and experience in practices involving audits, business planning, economic damages, fraud examinations, valuations and litigation cases. Tony is a highly respected and nationally recognized practitioner in litigation support services.

Tony has actively served on the leading industry associations, chairing many key committees in furtherance of the accounting industry. He has served on the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Nominations Committee, on the governing body of the AICPA's Council and on the PCP Executive Committee and its Technical Issues Committee.  In 1986, Tony was appointed to Florida's Board of Accountancy and was then elected to chair the Board and chair its Probable Cause Panel as well.

*Licensed to practice in the states of Florida, New York, Colorado, Texas and Pennsylvania

Affiliations

Professional

  • Certified Public Accountant - State of Florida, 1977; State of Colorado, 1987; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1991; State of New York 1997, State of Texas, 2000
  • Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA)
  • Accredited in Business Valuations (ABV)
  • Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA)
  • Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • AICPA Nominations Committee - Past Member
  • AICPA Council - Past Member
  • Florida Board of Accountancy and Probable Cause Panel, Past Chair
  • Florida's Constitutional Revision Commission, Past Commissioner
  • PCP Executive committee and Technical Issues Committee - Past Member

Civic

  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce - Chairman, 2014-2015
  • United Way of Miami-Dade - Past Chair of the Board, 2007-2009; Past Campaign Chair
  • Orange Bowl Committee - Past President and Chair, 2010-2011
  • The Beacon Council - Board of Directors
  • AvMed Health Plans - 2009-2011
  • Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart - Past Chair of the Board of Trustees
  • Archbishop's Charity and Development Drive - Past Chair
  • Florida International University - Past Chair of the Council of 100; Past Member, FIU Foundation Board and School of Accounting Advisory Board
  • Miami Dade College Foundation - Past Chair
  • Miami City Club - Past Chair

Awards

  • Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy - United Way of Miami-Dade, 2011
  • AJC Miami and Broward - National Human Relations Award, 2013
  • Claude Pepper Memorial Award - Corporate Service (Non-Healthcare) - United HomeCare Services, 2012
  • FIU School of Accounting Alumni of the Year, 2011
  • Top CPAs in Litigation Support - SF Legal Guide, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006
  • Key Partners Award, Litigation Support - SF Business Journal, 2009
  • Hispanic Heritage Award - SF Council Boy Scouts of America, 2009
  • South Florida Good to Great Awards - Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2008
  • Business of the Year Award - SF Business Journal, 2007
  • FIU Medallion Award - College of Business Administration, 2007
  • FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame - College of Business Administration, 2007
  • Ultimate CEO - South Florida CEO, 2007
  • South Florida Banking Institute Leader of the Year, 2004
  • FIU Alumni Association's Torch Award, 2002

Education

  • Florida International University - Bachelor of Business Administration and Graduate Studies in Auditing and Taxation
  • University of Virginia - National AICPA Banking School