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Our Mission

To grow cash flow & wealth for our clients and their families through Accounting, Tax Planning, and Financial Education.

Redefining the Roles of Accountants.

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CFO Associates was founded on the idea that accounting should be useful and value add, not a hassle. We sincerely care about the success of our clients both in business and their personal life, and understand that educating our clients in accounting and tax is the most important service we provide. We seek to provide timely and accurate custom accounting, tax, and advisory services for our clients so they can focus on growing their businesses and attaining their personal financial goals. Transparency and open communication will always drive our client engagements in order to create long lasting collaborative relationships.  

Our Values

Communication
Teamwork
Ownership
Family
Continuous Education
Trust

Meet Our Team

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Rolando Lopez, CPA Managing Partner & CEO
Rolando Lopez, CPA Managing Partner & CEO

A native of the Tampa Bay area since 2003, Rolando attended the University of Tampa’s Sykes College of Business. After receiving his Bachelor of Science in Accounting, he remained a UT Spartan while obtaining his Masters in Accounting.

Rolando is a licensed CPA in the State of Florida and began his career as a public auditor for Mayer Hoffman McCann P.C., a national public accounting firm in the US, serving both private and public clients in a wide array of industries. He later went on to work for Jabil Circuit, Inc., one of the largest multi-national Fortune 500 companies in the US, traveling internationally to manufacturing plants where he provided effective and efficient solutions to operational and financial processes.

Through these experiences, Rolando developed a strong foundation of accounting principles and operational strategies which he has transitioned into his practice and clients. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA). He also sits on the Board and is President of the InterCultural Advocacy Institute, a non-profit organization that provides social services to immigrant families in Pinellas County, Florida. Outside of work, Rolando’s biggest passions are traveling, real estate investing and spending time with family. 

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Raul Lopez Managing Partner & CFO
Raul Lopez Managing Partner & CFO

Raul obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Accounting & Finance from the University of South Florida in 2016. Throughout his time at the University of South Florida, he became certified as a Quickbooks Online ProAdvisor. As the firm's first employee, he also gained valuable experience assisting business clients with accounting, compliance, and tax preparation.

Currently, as Firm CFO, his responsibilities are day-to-day operations ensuring clients are being onboarded, compliant, and being serviced to firm standards. Additionally, he oversees the firm's finances, HR department, and employee training at the firm.

Outside of accounting, Raul is a licensed Florida real estate broker and Founder & Principal Broker of LPZ Realty. A real estate brokerage firm investing, buying, and selling real estate for clients via tax-advantaged strategies to further help clients increase their wealth and assets. 

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Harsh Rokad Partner & Firm Manager
Harsh Rokad Partner & Firm Manager

Harsh obtained his Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Tampa. He brings over 10 years of experience accounting and was CFO Associates first non-founding employee. 

As Firm Manager, Harsh oversees and manages the firm's office and IT Systems. Additionally, Harsh helps onboard new clients and ensures the firm's systems are updated and maintained. 

 

 

Kristin Cahill, CPA Chief Operations Officer
Lauren Misa Lopez Chief Communications Officer
Rawan Bakour, CPA VP of Tax
Kyle Payne, CPA VP of Accounting
Amanda Scannell, CPA Tax Manager
Keyla Otero Soto Tax Manager
Jorge Kuilan, CPA Tax Manager
Alex Riccio Client Controller
Armando Sosa Client Controller
Luis Rodriguez Tax Accountant
Pearl Crow Tax Accountant
Adrienne Williams Client Controller
Angelica Matos Crespi Client Controller
Lourdes Fadul Castro, CPA Tax Accountant
Ryan Forrestal Client Controller

What We Offer

A team to help you with your business and personal financial cycles through:

  • CFO Accounting
  • Tax Planning
  • Advisory
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