Assurance Management News from Hood & Strong

“Hood & Strong is delighted to welcome a new Audit Director to the firm’s large and growing not-for-profit team, as well as recognize the contributions of three Audit team members who have been promoted to new and expanded roles,” said H&S Managing Partner Susan Malone. “Their experience, expertise and enthusiasm for public accounting are a benefit to our clients and to the the profession at large.”

Based in Los Angeles, Arshak “Archie” Torossian, CPA joins the firm as an Audit Director in the firm’s nationally recognized Not-for-Profit Service Group. Torossian has more than ten years of accounting experience, most recently as a principal and relationship leader serving not-for-profit clients at a national CPA firm in Pasadena. Previously, he served as an assurance associate at a boutique accounting firm and as a staff accountant for a large private company, both in Los Angeles.

As an Audit Director specializing in the not-for-profit sector, Torossian lends his assurance and business advisory expertise to a variety of Hood & Strong clients, including private schools, foundations, social service agencies and higher education institutions. He works closely with nonprofit executives and board members to ensure standards are maintained for financial reporting and internal controls.  He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs and holds a B.S. in Professional Accountancy from California State University, Northridge.

“Hood & Strong has built a national reputation for providing comprehensive accounting and consulting services to the not-for-profit community,” Torossian said “I’m honored to bring my skills and experience to the firm as it expands its reach and impact in California and beyond.”

The following Audit team members have been promoted to new and expanded roles:

  • Matthew Corder, CPA, to Senior Audit Manager: Corder joined Hood & Strong in 2014 and currently oversees the audit process for closely-held businesses, nonprofit organizations and employee benefit plans. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Corder received his accounting degree from Texas Christian University and holds an M.S. in Accounting from the University of Texas at Dallas.
  • Emily Murphy, CPA, to Senior Audit Manager: Beginning her public accounting firm with Hood & Strong in 2013, Murphy oversees the audit process for closely held businesses and nonprofit organizations. She is a member of the firm’s Quality Control Committee and assists with technical research projects for client matters and in-house training. She is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and the California Society of CPAs. Murphy earned a Business Management Economics degree from the University of California, Santa Cruz
  • Steven Martinez-Rice, CPA, to Audit Manager: Martinez-Rice joined Hood & Strong’s nationally recognized Not-for-Profit Service Group in 2018. He specializes in the nonprofit sector while also lending his expertise to commercial and employee benefit plan audit engagements. Rice is a member of the firm’s Process Innovation Group and actively supports the firm’s national staff recruiting and onboarding initiatives. He earned his California CPA license in 2020, is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and holds a B.A. in Economics and Accounting from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is currently a participant in the RSM US Alliance Breakthrough Leadership Institute.

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