MBAF Announces New Leadership of Tax and Accounting Department

Miguel Farra

Miguel Farra

Miami-based MBAF (FY13 net revenue of $84.2 million) has named Miguel Farra to chairman of the tax and accounting department, overseeing the firm’s nine offices. Emilio Escandon has been named PIC, tax and accounting national operations. The announcements were made by Tony Argiz, chairman and CEO of MBAF.

“MBAF’s continued growth depends on strategically leveraging the unique capabilities of our nine offices to provide our clients with increased access to a wide range of expertise, enabling our principals to utilize more resources within the firm, and ultimately strengthen our position in the accounting industry,” says Argiz. “Miguel and Emilio not only bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the tax and accounting department, but have consistently guided their teams to success, and I congratulate them on their new roles.”

Emilio Escandon

Emilio Escandon

Farra is based in the firm’s Miami headquarters, where he previously served as PIC of the tax and accounting department. As chairman of the department, Farra will lead MBAF’s team of tax professionals working with clients both domestically and internationally in a variety of industries. He brings more than 38 years of experience working with public corporations and high-net-worth individuals, as well as forensic accounting expertise and experience serving as an expert witness in divorce and commercial litigation cases.

Escandon will remain based in the firm’s New York office, where he will continue to serve as the PIC of the tax and accounting practice for the Northeast Region. In his new role, he will oversee all operational matters related to the tax and accounting department. He will develop and execute strategies to maximize cross-utilization of the firm’s tax professionals throughout the different offices. Additionally, he will be in charge of maintaining all standard policies and procedures, and identifying and sharing continuing education opportunities for the firm’s employees.