Raul Torres, CPA is a full-service Certified Public Accounting firm licensed in TX. All our CPA's hold valid TX State CPA Certificates.
Meet Our Staff:
Raul Torres, CPA
Raul opened his CPA firm in 1993 serving a large number of small business owners. When Raul is asked, "What do you do?" He answers, "I fix problems." During the past 20 years Raul has applied his knowledge of the IRS tax code to save his clients over $500,000 in federal income taxes.
Raul enjoys fishing, golf, traveling, Bible study, and spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 2010 and served until January 2013. During his one term in office he passed the first of its kind legislation SB 563 that has the ability to save the state of Texas over $10 billion a year in reduced spending. For his efforts he was recognized by various organizations. He was selected as Legislator of the Year by the Texas Municipal League, Top Ten Legislator Award by the Texas Association of Benefit Administrators, “Fighter of Free Enterprise Award” by the Texas Business Association, and Defender of the American Dream” by Americans for Prosperity - Texas.
Raul is an author of two books: Texas Tomorrow: An Economic Plan for Texas in the 21st Century and “Winning Now: A Playbook for Good Government.” Both books are available on all the major online bookstores.
Emma moved from China six years ago to attend Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi. Since that time she has graduated with her Masters of Accountancy in December 2014 as well as a Bachelor?s Degree with major in Accounting. Her next goal is to prepare for and past her CPA exam and pursue a career in the Accounting field. Emma enjoys traveling and reading. One of her favorite quotes is by Laurie A. Helgoe who wrote, "Reading is like travel, allowing you to exit your own life for a bit, and to come back with a renewed, even inspired, perspective." To have a great book to read after a busy day at work and to have time to travel one or two times a year are two things Emma plans on doing throughout her life. As for now, her life is truly blessed.
Robert served eight years in the United States Marine Corps as a Field Artilleryman and Recruiter. Afterwards he attended Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi where he obtained his BBA in Accounting. Robert loves the abundance of outdoor activities that South Texas and the Corpus Christi area offers fishing, hunting, and our local beaches. He is also an avid reader and enjoys continuing his education in not only Accounting but various other disciplines. Robert’s goals are to continue to gain a broader knowledge of accounting principles and tax rules and regulations while preparing to obtain his CPA license.
Nelly Martinez, Client Relationship Manager
I moved to Corpus Christi from Mexico when I was a child and have lived here for most of my life. Personally, I believe that one of the most important priorities in my life is keeping a close and consistent relationship with God. In addition, I enjoy spending time with my two sons, viewing the bay, staying active, and I love to travel and see new places. As a business professional I wish to continue to grow in my knowledge of the accounting and financial services industries so that I can serve our clients in many different areas. Finally, I believe that staying humble and being compassionate are the best qualities to have as a person, especially in the business world.
Jennifer Alvarez, Staff Accountant
I am currently working on my MBA in Accounting at Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi and upon graduation, I look forward to obtaining my CPA license. I have over ten years of experience working in accounting with both for-profit and non-profit organizations. My knowledge includes local, state and federal regulations used to ensure compliance is being met business owners and that the proper accounting standards are being followed for recording transactions and preparing AICPA approved financial statements. I believe in maintaining a strong work ethic in the workplace while ensuring that my husband and I promote our family values at home as we raise our two young boys to love, respect others, be kind to one another and to work hard.
Hita Shah, Staff Accountant
I moved to the USA three years ago to advance my career in accounting and upon my arrival I immediately began working with a CPA firm in New York. I graduated with Master's in Accounting and Finance in April 2012 and I graduated from the University of Gujarat in India with a Bachelor's in Accounting. Currently, I have four years' experience working as an accountant.
I am currently studying and sitting for my CPA license and my goal is to build a strong & lasting relationship with our clients in order to assist each individual to achieve their personal financial goals. In the years to come I look forward to gain a broader range of knowledge of the IRS tax rules and regulations. In my free time I love to spend time with my family and reading.
Thao Thai, Staff Accountant
Thao Thai is a Staff Accountant at Raul Torres, CPA firm based in Corpus Christi, Texas. She has a passion for helping small businesses and individual taxpayers with all aspects of their accounting needs, whether it is helping them save money on taxes, or providing bookkeeping services. Thao has a deep care for customer services and is always striving to make sure that her clients are happy. She will go the extra-mile to make sure that her clients feel that they are in good hands when it comes to their accounting needs.
Thao Thai holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. She graduated with honors from SUNY Brockport, receiving the summa cum laude award, the highest distinction at the university level. She also has many other certifications such as the QuickBooks Advanced Advisor Certification, TSheetsPro Tech Certification and Bill.com Certification.
Thao has a passion for international cuisine. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking for her family and friends. You can find Thao at the farmer market every weekend. She is a young professional with a desire to help everyone succeed.