Audit and Assurance Services


Left to Right: Ricky Longoria, Richard Burton, Ben Pena
BMC's Assurance department provides financial reporting services to a wide variety of clients in the Rio Grande Valley, the State of Texas and throughout the United States. We provide services to the following industries:

BMC works hard to maintain a high degree professionalism and service to our clients. We have a strong system of quality control that emphasizes independence, integrity and objectivity that exceed our profession’s standards. Our Assurance department provides the following services:

BMC is registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), which provides oversight of accounting firms providing audit services to publicly traded companies registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The PCAOB is required to inspect the audit procedures of these accounting firms at least once every three years. The inspections consist of an exhaustive review of each firms' quality control procedures, including a detailed review of the firms' audit workpapers and the clients’ SEC filings. Our most recent PCAOB inspection was completed in December 2011.

Our firm is a member of the AICPA’s Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC). Our staff is in compliance with Government Auditing Standards (Yellow Book) continuing education requirements. The firm is heavily involved in providing professional assurance and consulting services to a wide variety of governmental entities; our reports and work papers are always subject to review by both the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and AICPA Peer Review for onsite field reviews. We have been successful in the past at receiving non-adverse desk and field reviews by stressing quality reviews and open and proactive communications with regulatory agents/agencies.

Our firm believes that current regulatory and compliance requirements defy the traditional “once-a-year” visits from external auditors. To that end, our firm prides itself on making our partners and managers available to our clients for consultation throughout the year.

In addition, our auditors are trained in forensic accounting and both assurance partners are licensed Certified Fraud Examiners with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Assurance Services Partners contact information is as follows:

Ricky Longoria, CPA, CFE
McAllen, Texas
956-618-2300
rlongoria@bmctexas.com

Ben Pena, CPA, CFE
Brownsville, Texas
956-542-2553
bpena@bmctexas.com