Edward Torres began his career in government in the NYC Fire Department while still earning his degree at Baruch College. For 5+ years he worked in various capacities as an accountant, an auditor and a manager. Shortly after, he started working for the New York City Department of Education (DOE), completing 30 years of service to the NYC Government. He served as the DOE’s Director of Security and Administration for the Division of Instructional and Information Technology and in the Office of Auditor General (OAG) for 14+ years. During his tenure at OAG, he worked his way up from Staff Auditor, Supervisor, Manager, Unit Head, Senior Staff Member to eventually become the Auditor General.
Mr. Torres has been an active member of both the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPAs) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), respectively the local/state organization & the national/international organizations for CPAs. He has served a three-year term of service on the AICPA’s Government Performance and Accountability Committee (GPAC) where he chaired their Recruiting Video subcommittee. He was also active in assisting the committee in accomplishing important functions such as producing the Audit Committee Toolkit Book and other governmental products.
An active member since 1993, Mr. Torres was the founding member and the first President of the Queens Chapter of the NYSSCPAs and continues to serve on the chapter’s Board of Directors. He served on the statewide Board of Directors for two three-year terms and created and served as chairman of their Tax Committee. Currently, he serves as their Chapter Historian and mentors Young CPAs. After many years of service to the Nassau Chapter on the Nassau Practice Management Committee, the Federal Tax Committee, the State Tax Committee and the Nassau Chapter’s Young CPA committee, which he founded, he was elected and served as a Board member.
He has been elected to represent NYS governing body of the AICPA Council where he has served two three-year terms and continues altruistic service to fellow practitioners
and the public at large.
In addition to his service to the public, he has maintained an accounting practice in Queens, New York since 1990. Mr. Torres' practice includes audit, review and compilation engagements for closely held corporations, partnerships and sole proprietors. His firm also prepares individual and business tax returns. He is a sole practitioner with 10 full-time employees. His firm provides a full range of accounting, tax, management and technology services. In recent years he completely reinvented and evolved his accounting office operations to a completely digitized organization.
Mr. Torres’ firm is at the forefront of technology in terms of accounting and tax practice management. His future plan is to expand the firm’s brand and open new locations for the next tax season. He also serves as chair of the NYSSCPAs Task Force on Virtual Currency which is a new and emerging technological advancement.