Our Partners

Vicente Alvarez, Managing Partner

Vicente Alvarez

Vince Alvarez has 25 years of experience in broker-dealer audits. 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

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.

Prentiss 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

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