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Richard T Balog, CPA\CFF, CIA, CGFM, DACFE

Balog & Tamburri, CPA's

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4221 Clearwater Lane
Jacksonville, FL 32223
United States
T: (904) 268-1148
F: (904)0292-0826

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Small and Mid-sized business entities who are seeking a quantum leap in profitability. We allow our clients to focus on generating new business while we provide Virtual CFO, and total back-office accounting, bookkeeping, H/R, I/T and regulatory reporting activities. We provide the opportunity for you to work ON the business to build your customer base and revenue streams, while we will work IN the business to ensure the money stays in your pocket!

About My Business:


Richard T. Balog, CPA\CFF, CIA, CGFM, DACFE is the Managing Partner of Balog + Tamburri, CPA's., a Jacksonville Florida-based CPA and professional services firm providing tax, accounting, and Business Development-focused Business Consulting services to the North Florida / South Georgia business community. We are also a leader in providing Forensic Accounting, Fraud Investigation, and Litigation Support services. Mr. Balog manages the conduct of ARC's consulting engagements, specializing in Accounting. Tax, Virtual CFO, Start-Up and Forensic Accounting, "Distressed-Business" Recovery Services, Internal Auditing, Operational Auditing, and Activity-Based Cost Management consulting. He is also internationally recognized in the development and presentation of a wide range of professional development programs. He is a recognized leader in providing competency-based training to the professional community. He has won awards from The Institute of Internal Auditors and The American Management Association’s (AMA) for his presentation skills. He is recognized as being the highest rated speaker in AMA's Finance World-Practice. Mr. Balog is a member of the University of North Florida Faculty, serving in their Continuing Education Division. Accounting and Tax Experience Mr. Balog has been a CPA since 1972. His experience and depth of specific industry knowledge spans such industries as Health Care, Insurance, Banking, Manufacturing, Food Service, Retail and Specialized Services. His current practice specializes in Small and Mid-sized Businesses (SMB's) in the North Florida, South Georgia region. His services range from tax and accounting to total financial management and financial forecasting of SMB's. He will provide as much or as little support you require. What makes Mr. Balog's services uniquely different is that he tells you where your business is heading, in addition to where it has been. He believes that "When you are driving your business down I-95 at 75 miles per hour, you want to look out of the windshield, not out of the Rear View Mirror." Management Consulting Experience He has successfully completed numerous domestic and international consulting engagements in the areas of Acquisition Integration, Due Diligence, Strategic Planning, Cost Management, and Internal Auditing. A partial list of his domestic clients include The American Runner Corporation, Insul Corporation, Inc., Youngstown Chemical, Inc., Powdertech, Inc., G. Hielman Breweries, Inc., Johnston Coca-Cola, Dalen Products, Inc., ForteBio Instruments, Inc., Gardeneer Products, Inc., ABC Home Health Systems, Inc., First Georgia Home Health, inc., Bluebeard's Castle Homeowner's Association of St. Thomas, USVI, Pirate's Pension Homeowner's Association of St. Thomas, USVI, Hamm & Barry Attorneys-At-Law, Liberty Mutual Insurance, The Hartford Insurance Group, Fed Ex, The United States Postal Service, The United States Customs Service, The American National Standards Institute, The United States Department of the Treasury,The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, The Federal Reserve Bank, The National Center for Toxilogical Research, Inc., The City of San Luis Obispo, CA, Raytheon, and Honeywell. Due to the nature of Mr. Balog's consulting engagements, many of his clients cannot be identified. Internationally, Mr. Balog as successfully completed a number of international consulting engagements clients including The National Bank of Greece, Pamukbank, Türkiye, The National Electric Company of Italy (ENEL), EuroMerchant Bank of Greece, Air Products PLC, ABB, Saudi Aramco, The General Audit Bureau of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Shanghai-Singapore Banking Company, and The Victoria Power Commission, Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Balog is also a Consulting Principal for a regional certified public accounting firm located in the Greater Pittsburgh area. Mr. Balog is a consultant with the University of North Florida's Small Business Resource Center, providing support for small business development in North Florida. Professional Development Experience Mr. Balog has designed, developed and presented On-Site professional development programs for such organizations as Mekong Capital, JT3 Corp., The Central Bank of the Philippines, The Central Bank of West Africa, Fed Ex Corp., Verizon Communications, Inc., Sony Electronics, Mitel Corporation, Entact Ventures, Inc., The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA), Times-Mirror Corporation, The FDIC, National Bank of Greece, Euro-Merchant Bank, The Inter-American Development Bank, The National Center for Toxilogical Research, The Inter-American Development Corporation, The United States Customs Service, Bank Administration Institute, Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, ABB, Air Products and Chemicals, The United States Department of Agriculture - Graduate School, Saudi-Armco, The Metropolitan Insurance Company and NASDAQ. An internationally recognized educator and consultant, Mr. Balog is an associate of Management Centre Europe, The Middle East Management Center, and The Far East Management Centre. He is an advisor to The United Nations, providing counsel and direction in their worldwide effort to ensure the proper and effective use of relief funds. In addition, Mr. Balog is an Associate of The Oxford Management Institute and EuroMaTech, both London-based professional development providers, for whom he provides training in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In addition, he has designed, developed and delivered On-Site programs for the The Australian Institute of Internal Auditors, The Swiss Institute of Internal Auditors, The IIA - Hong Kong, The Malaysian IIA, and EASA in Caracas, Venezuela. He is the highest rated speaker for the Finance Practice of the American Management Association International. He also is a frequent speaker for Executive Enterprises, Inc., The Institute of Industrial Engineers, Institute of Internal Auditors, American Institute of CPA's, and various other professional and educational associations and foundations. He has managed consulting engagements and led executive development programs in 25 countries, and has trained over 70,000 business executives. He is associated with Ally Business Systems, Inc., and The Value Creation Group, Inc. and has extensive experience in the design and implementation of activity-based cost management systems and managing the strategic outsourcing process. Educational Design Experience Mr. Balog has over 30 years of educational design and professional development experience. In 1976, as a Volunteer Seminar Leader for The Institute of Internal Auditors, he pioneered many of the Advanced Educational Design Concepts many organizations are just now introducing. In 1982, as head of KPMG's Executive Education's Programs for Internal Auditors curriculum, he introduced Competency-Based Training; insuring the participant's ability to perform the skills presented in the programs when they returned to their jobs. Mr. Balog has developed programs for more than 6 professional associations, covering more then 7 various disciplines in more than 7 discrete industries. Background and Qualifications Prior to forming ARC, Mr. Balog successfully established KPMG Peat Marwick's Executive Education Department. Mr. Balog was responsible for the overall administration, marketing, design, development and presentation of the Firm’s client training programs. Additionally, Mr. Balog served as Manager of Program Development for The Institute of Internal Auditors, where he developed the course development framework and many of the training programs for the IIA's professional development programs. Mr. Balog was named Outstanding Staff Faculty Member for the IIA. He also served on the professional staff of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations (COSO) where he helped develop the COSO Structured Framework. In addition, he was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award for his extraordinary contribution to the audit profession. He served as Manager of Internal Audit for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Maryland, and began his career with an international professional services firm. A graduate of Loyola University, he holds degrees in accounting and management. In addition, he holds an M. S. in Behavioral Sciences from the University of Florida. Mr. Balog is a member of the University of North Florida Faculty, serving in their Continuing Education Division and is on the faculty of Florida Community College in Jacksonville. He has served on the faculties of The University of Central Florida - Graduate Division, Orlando College, and the adjunct faculty of The George Mason University - School of International Studies in Arlington, VA. Mr. Balog is an Eagle Scout. Professional Recognition Mr. Balog is a contributing author and past contributing editor for Internal Auditing Journal and Cost Management Digest. He has been published in The Journal of Accountancy, The Internal Auditor, and The Management Journal. He has written more than 70 professional development programs for various companies, professional associations and educational foundations including The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The American Management Association, The Institute of Internal Auditors, The Institute of Management Accountants, George Mason University School of International Studies, and Orlando College. He served as Contributing Editor for Warren, Gorham & Lamont's Internal Auditing Journal. He is listed in Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in American Education, Who's Who in American Finance and Industry, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who In The World. Mr. Balog is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants, Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditors, and National Association of Accountants. He is a Charter Member of The Institute for Financial Crime Prevention, and the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Balog is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), A Distinguished Member of the American Collage of Forensic Examiners (DACFE), and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Maryland and Florida, and is Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA. Mr. Balog is an Eagle Scout and is Scoutmaster of Troop 330 in St. Augustine, FL.

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