H&CO, LLP mergers in EFA CPAs & Business Advisors

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H&CO, LLP a top accounting and advisory firm located in South Florida has merged with EFA CPAs & Business Advisors.

H&CO, LLP a top accounting and advisory firm located in South Florida has merged with EFA CPAs & Business Advisors, effective November 1st, 2019. As a leader in construction accounting and auditing, the EFA team joined forces with H&CO to consolidate as South Florida’s leading advising firms for international and local constructions clients.

This merger will strengthen H&CO’s newly formed Audit Division and will allow the company to provide specialized audit and consulting services as well as grow EFA’s existing construction accounting niche.

“We welcome Emilio F. Alvarez and his team to our family. We are very excited about the opportunities that this merger will have for all of us, our clients, employees and partners,” said Armando Hernandez, H&CO CEO and President. “The cultures of our two firms are a perfect match. EFA takes the same level of pride in the services that they provide to their clients as we do.”

By combining the specialized international tax expertise of H&CO and the construction accounting experience of EFA, this merger creates the largest and most comprehensive offering of international construction accounting in the region. “By combining our talented professionals, there are no limits to what we can accomplish,” said Hernandez.

Emilio F. Alvarez, EFA Founder and Managing Partner will join H&CO as Managing Partner of the Audit Division and will be responsible for the overall strategic function and objectives of the Audit Team.

“H&CO and EFA are two firms with very similar cultures, identical views of the future and practices that complement each other. It was only logical to get together. Our strength together is bigger than the sum of the parts,” said Emilio Alvarez. “With a stronger tax and auditing platform and a well-trained staff we will continue to provide excellent service to many industries as well as to domestic and foreign high net worth individuals.”

Emilio has over 40 years of experience serving clients in the construction industry throughout the United States. He is the author and presenter of many seminars about construction accounting and auditing to banks, sureties, government authorities and CPA groups. Additionally, Emilio serves on the Construction Management Industry Advisory Council at Florida International University’s School of Construction Management. He is also a member and past chairman of the National Construction Industry Conference Steering Committee of the AICPA.


About H&CO, LLP

H&CO, LLP is an accounting and advisory firm with offices in Coral Gables, Brickell and Fort Lauderdale that has been in business for over 25 years. Considered one of the top 20 accounting firms in South Florida, the H&CO team consists of over 160 professionals specialized in providing international tax and advisory services to national and multinational firms, international investors and high-net worth individuals.

About EFA

Founded in 1974 by Emilio F. Alvarez, EFA is the leading construction auditing firm in South Florida. The firm specializes in tax planning and preparation services, auditing, accounting, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, business valuations and accounting services for construction companies.

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