Juan is a founding member of the public accounting firm PAAST, P.L. He has over 30 years of experience providing accounting, attestation, business consulting, forensic accounting, litigation support and tax services to an array of clients, including automobile dealerships, broker-dealers, commerce associations, financial institutions, healthcare providers, hotels and resorts, internet companies, law firms, manufacturing companies, professional sports franchises, as well as Security Exchange Commission clients.
Juan has been an integral part of planning and assisting with negotiations for mergers and acquisitions of automobile dealerships, banks, homeowners associations, real estate companies, retail store chains, social clubs, soft drink bottlers and vacation resorts. Other areas of Juan’s expertise include regulatory reporting, operational reviews, forensic accounting and auditing, expert witness testimony and litigation support.
Juan has performed internal and external audits, loan and asset quality reviews, loan portfolio stress testing, bank-wide risk assessments, Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance audits and forensic audits. Additionally, he has assisted in “de novo” registrations of financial institutions and foreign bank agencies.
Regarded as an expert in the financial institutions industry, Juan has been invited to speak to certified public accountants (CPAs) and banking professionals on various topics, including internal audits and accounting standards relating to financial institutions and other operational areas. He has lectured at conferences sponsored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA), Cuban American Certified Public Accountants Association (CACPA), and Florida International University (FIU).
Juan frequently attends local, state and national training seminars and conferences hosted by the AICPA, FICPA, Financial Managers Society, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Florida Bankers Association, Florida International Bankers Association, South Florida Banking Institute, and Certified Fraud Examiner. Juan also spearheads PAAST’s annual Deposit and Lending Compliance Seminar.
Prior to starting his own public accounting firm, Juan was a shareholder in the Audit and Litigation Support department of a large regional public accounting firm.
Florida International University
- Bachelor of Accounting
Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program Graduate
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)– State of Florida
- Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF)
- Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA)
- Certified Professional in Anti-Money Laundering (CP/AML)
- Member – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
- Past Member – AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee, Joint Trial Board, Group of 100 Committee, and Technical Issues Committee
- Member – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICIPA) and has served on the board of directors of the Miami Downtown
- Chapter, as well as the Board of Governors Committee, and Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee
- Member and Past Board Member – Cuban American Certified Public Accountants (CACPAA)
Neutral Arbitrator – American Arbitration Association
- AICPA, Raleigh, North Carolina – Auto Dealerships: Audit, Accounting and Tax Issues
- Cuban American CPA Association, Miami, Florida – FASB Update
- FICPA, Dade County Chapter, Miami, Florida
- Auditing for the Detection of Fraud
- Discussion of Proposed FASBs, SASs, and Accounting Regulations
- FICPA, South Dade Chapter, Miami, Florida
- Accounting for Certain Investments in Debt and Equity Securities
- Fair Value Accounting
- Florida International University, Miami, Florida
- Auditing Automobile Dealerships
- Fraud Auditing
- The Impact on Florida Banks of Mark to Market
- Perez-Abreu, Aguerrebere, Sueiro & Torres PL, Miami, FL
- Deposit and Lending Compliance Update (2008-2011)