Meet our Founder and CEO
Marie Torossian is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. As a past Auditor and a CFO, she knows that financial analysis is key to business growth. Armed with that knowledge, she launched her consulting services in 2016. Her goal is to help entrepreneurs, start-ups, small and mid-size businesses succeed.
Before starting her own business, she was the Chief Administration and Finance Officer of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. She was responsible for the Chamber's and its Foundation's administration and operations, including human resources and payroll, finance and accounting, banking, legal, information technology, grants administration, and facilities management. Additionally, she was responsible and collaborated with volunteer-based professionals for the five-year strategic planning and re-organization.
Ms. Torossian started her career as an auditor at Berkowitz, Pollack, and Brant CPA firm in 2010. In May 2012, she joined the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce as an accounting manager. Ms. Torossian immediately noticed her passion was in private accounting. Within three months, she reconciled all general ledger accounts, prepared financial statements, and assisted the CFO with financial analysis. She soon accepted additional responsibilities to perform forecasts and projections, prepare the annual budgets, and manage the full audit and tax preparation process. In January 2015, Ms. Torossian arose to the opportunity to become the Controller and acting CFO. She took charge of implementing databases working with outside consultants, designing accounting-related reports, and reviewing workflow processes. She managed the accounting team hiring, retention, training, and performance and administered organization-wide salary and bonus. By the end of 2016, Ms. Torossian extended her reach by performing consulting services to small businesses. She continues to do so to help small businesses grow. Some of the industries she currently serves are Not-For-Profit, Retail, Sports, Professional Services, and Fintech.
Ms. Torossian holds a Master's Degree in Accounting from Florida International University. She is a member of the Florida Institute of CPAs and the American Institute of CPAs.
Ms. Torossian's mission statement is "To live in God's grace, help those in need and make a difference in everyone's life." She describes herself in short as a leader, motivator, and mentor. She prides herself on her high ethical standards and passion for helping her clients.
During her free time, Ms. Torossian enjoys the beautiful Florida waters with her husband and children, loves to watch movies with historical references, and challenges herself with baking and designing professional quality cakes.
Ms. Torossian loves to give back to her community. She advises accounting students, volunteers at her church, serves as secretary of FICPA North Dade Chapter, and as treasurer for the Florida Justice Center.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Rosalba, Office Manager, Not for profit
"Marie is very knowledgeable, detail-oriented and organized with her work. She has taken our non-for-profit to the next level with accurate accounting by changing our cash accounting to accrual accounting, giving us more control of our real time finances and allowing us to make better decisions based on the financial statements she prepares for us and our board of directors."
Grandmaster Jeff , Owner, Martial Arts Studio
Unlike anyone I've ever run across in accounting (or pretty much any other business), Marie communicates with me. I'm a martial arts instructor. I have no problem taking on a team of ninja assassins.... but numbers baffle and intimidate me. Not anymore; not with Marie in my corner. She knows my business intimately and stays on top of my finances. She's reorganized and streamlined my books, categorized my expenses more effectively, and pointed out tons of ways to save time and money. She is an integral part of my business. Heck, at this point, I consider her family! If you're looking for someone to take the financial monkey off your back so you can do what you do best—run your business—you simply must give Marie Torossian a call. I guarantee you will not be disappointed.
Pat, CEO, Corporate Gifting
Marie was a tremendous asset to BirdieBox. She took over our books to move us toward GAAP standards. She also provided invaluable insight and helped us find our controller. She is a gem in every sense of the word. Highly recommend her!