Cherry Bekaert LLP has promoted Marisol Torres-Gomez to audit partner. Before this promotion, she was an audit senior manager at the firm. She joined the firm in February 2009. Torres-Gomez is a certified public accountant and has 14 years of experience in providing audit and assurance services to publicly traded companies as well as private businesses.
Name: Jose Rodriguez
Company: Home Financing Center
New Position: Investor portfolio manager
Past Experience: More than eight years of experience in managing investor portfolios. Served as vice president at Coastal States Mortgage Corp. in Fort Lauderdale.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?: “Be prepared for good luck. Put yourself in a position to take advantage of opportunities that may come your way.”
Kaufman, Rossin & Co. recently announced that Stephen Ng would join the firm as a senior tax manager. Before this new role, Ng worked as senior tax manager for the financial services tax group of Margolin, Winer & Evens, LLP, in New York. He graduated from the University of Albany with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and from Fordham University with a master’s in business administration.
Amanda Bonifay was recently promoted from audit manager to senior audit manager at Goldstein Schechter Koch, an accounting, tax, audit and consulting firm. She received a bachelor’s in business administration from Georgia State University and a master’s in professional accountancy. She is also the secretary for the Florida Institute of CPAs, and the chair and founder for the Ponce Society of Young Professionals.
Maria Toledo and Wolfgang H. Pinther were recently promoted to managers at Kaufman, Rossin & Co. Toledo was previously supervisor in the firm’s tax department and is now a manager in the same department. Toledo, who joined the firm in 2006, leads the firm’s offshore voluntary disclosure program and specializes in international tax. Pinther also joined the firm in 2006 and has since been a member of its marketing department. He was formerly supervisor, and holds a master’s in business administration and a bachelor’s in marketing from Florida Gulf Coast University.