Our Partners

Vicente Alvarez, Managing Partner

Vicente Alvarez, Managing Partner

Vince Alvarez has 27 years of experience as a CPA, much of it as an auditor of broker–dealers. Previous to his founding of Alvarez & Associates, he served as the Audit Partner at Breard & Associates, where he supervised all audits and was instrumental in helping to grow the firm into the number four position in broker–dealer audits nationwide.

Vince's passion for the Financial Services industry, commitment to client service, as well as his incomparable personality, embody the essence of Alvarez & Associates. He also drives the policy of strict enforcement of all regulatory rules and standard practices.

Mr. Alvarez's education includes a BS in Accounting from CSU Northridge. He earned his CPA license shortly thereafter.

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, California
  • Certified Information Technology Professional
  • Chartered Global Management Accountant
  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Treasurer, Eagle Rock Athletic Club

Andy Prentiss, Tax Partner

Andy Prentiss, Tax Partner

Firm partner Andy Prentiss, with nearly 40 years of experience as a CPA in domestic and international taxation, as well as public and private accounting, is an extremely valuable resource for Alvarez & Associates staff and clients.

Andy has been the tax partner at Breard & Associates since 2003. Previously, he traveled extensively on six continents as the Manager, and later as the Director, of Taxation, for a large international consulting engineering firm headquartered in Los Angeles. He was extensively involved in transforming that firm from a privately held partnership to a publicly held corporation listed on the NYSE.

Earlier, Andy held both audit and tax related positions at a 'Big Eight' accounting firm. He graduated from California State University Northridge and spent four years in the US Navy.

Professional / Civic Affiliations

  • Certified Public Accountant, California
  • Treasurer, Love on 4–Paws Inc., a California Public Benefit Corporation

We develop a client roadmap that starts with having the right numbers in place. We handle everything from audits to day-to-day accounting services, plus production of financial statements, cash flow statements, and balance sheets.

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