BOCA RATON, Florida – Bill Schinas has joined FORVIS as a partner with the audit practice in the firm’s South Florida office.
Schinas has nearly 30 years of experience working with client companies in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, distribution, media, food and beverage, software, telecommunications, and transportation. He has assisted clients with initial public offerings, secondary offerings, and private placements. His responsibilities have included planning and performing financial statement audits for public and private companies and providing attestation on internal controls over financial reporting.
Prior to joining FORVIS, Schinas worked for a large international firm where his duties included serving as lead audit partner on SEC listed companies and acting as an engagement quality review partner for International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) audits. During that time, he also was involved in various audit quality initiatives and regularly led training efforts for partners, managers, and staff. Schinas also spent two years as a partner at the firm’s national office.
“Bill’s extensive experience and leadership skills, as well as his demonstrated commitment to audit quality, will be tremendous assets to our clients and to our firm,” said Paul Thompson, managing partner for the Florida practice unit at FORVIS.
“We’re thrilled to bring aboard someone with Bill’s track record and deep roots in the region,” said Brian Matlock, partner and market leader for FORVIS in South Florida.
“I’m excited to join FORVIS and help the firm build momentum here in South Florida,” Schinas said. “I am impressed with the direction leadership is taking the firm and I look forward to using my skill set to help bolster an already strong audit practice.”
Schinas holds a bachelor's degree from Florida International University, Miami, and earned a Master of Accountancy degree from Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale.