Michael Waroff, CPA
Michael Waroff received his CPA license from the State of Florida in 1993 after graduating from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelors in Science in Accounting and completing graduate level accounting courses from Florida International University. In addition to running his CPA firm, most recently, Michael has worked in private industry as a Chief Financial Officer for a multi-million dollar construction company in South Florida. Michael has been performing accounting and tax services for over three decades.
Harvey Waroff, Enrolled Agent, Consultant
Harvey Waroff worked for over thirty years for the IRS in the capacity of Revenue Agent, International Specialist and Appeals Officer specializing in International Taxation. For the past twenty years, as a tax consultant, he has been representing clients before the IRS and working with tax attorneys on complicated tax matters requiring his high level of expertise.
What is a CPA?
Florida Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) are the only accountants and tax advisors licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Regulation Board of Accountancy. CPAs are distinguished from accountants by stringent licensing requirements. In order to qualify for a CPA License in Florida an individual must meet educational and testing requirements. The educational requirement calls for a Bachelors Degree from an accredited college or university, plus 30 semester hours in excess of the Bachelors Degree, 36 semester hours must be upper division accounting related courses, 39 semester hours in upper division general business courses, while the testing prerequisite requires passing a very comprehensive two-and-a-half day Uniform CPA Examination. Once licensed, a Florida CPA is required to take 80 hours of Continuing Professional Education every two years as part of the license renewal process.
CPAs are governed by a Code of Professional Conduct and, in Florida, must pass an ethics course every two years before their license can be renewed. The Profession’s Code of Conduct stresses independence, integrity, objectiveness, competence and adherence to the standards of the profession.