Tony Argiz


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 a twenty-one 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 consulting services.

He 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.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

  • 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
  • Founder and Past Chair of AICPA’s National Automotive Dealership Seminar

CIVIC AFFILIATIONS

  • Adrienne Arsht Center Foundation - Chairman
  • Facts About Cuban Exiles (F.A.C.E.) - Chairman
  • Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce - Past 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
  • 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
  • AvMed Health Plans - Board Member, 2009-2011

AWARDS

  • Tocqueville Award for Outstanding Philanthropy - United Way of Miami-Dade, 2011
  • Ultimate CEO - South Florida Business Journal, 2017
  • Distinguished Citizen Award - Boy Scouts of America, 2017
  • Executive of the Year, Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2017
  • Top 100 Power Leaders - South Florida Business Journal, 2012-2016
  • Power Leaders of Law and Accounting - South Florida Business Journal, 2016
  • South Florida Visionary Award - Civic Leadership - Miami Herald, 2016
  • Miami-Dade Chairman of the Year, Apogee Awards - South Florida Business & Wealth Magazine, 2015
  • Leave A Legacy - Donor Next Door (Nominated by Coconut Groves, Inc./The Barnyard Community Center, 2015
  • New American Award - Catholic Legal Services, 2014
  • AJC Miami and Broward - National Human Relations Award, 2013
  • Claude Pepper Memorial Award - Corporate Service (Non-Healthcare) - United HomeCare Services, 2012
  • Top CPAs in Litigation Support - South Florida Legal Guide, 2006-2017
  • FIU School of Accounting Alumni of the Year, 2011
  • Silver Medallion Award - Miami Coalition of Christians and Jews (MCCJ), 2010
  • Key Partners Award, Litigation Support - South Florida Business Journal, 2009
  • Hispanic Heritage Award - South Florida Council Boy Scouts of America, 2009
  • South Florida Good to Great Awards - Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, 2008
  • Business of the Year Award - South Florida Business Journal, 2007
  • FIU Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Award - College of Business Administration, 2007
  • FIU College of Business Administration Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Builder Award, 2007
  • Ultimate CEO - South Florida CEO, 2007
  • South Florida Banking Institute Leader of the Year, 2005
  • 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