Staff Spotlight



Audit Manager Renee Torrez knows her clients well and that’s because she worked in private industry prior to becoming a Certified Public Accountant (“CPA”).  After obtaining a BS degree in film studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Renee started her post-college career working simultaneously as a film production assistant and as a bank teller and supervisor.  As a recent college graduate in 2006, Renee noticed she had an analytical mind-set and a penchant for numbers.  Fortunately for the public accounting industry, Renee returned to college and began studying for an accounting degree.  She received a second BS degree from Woodbury University in 2011 before starting a new career as a CPA.      

Renee said, “I enjoy being a CPA because I like to help my clients grow their business.  My clients expect me to guide them through business development, financing and tax management.  I like the stability of the profession and the work we do here at the firm.”  When Renee isn’t practicing accounting, she enjoys cooking healthy nutritious meals for her family and especially enjoys the flavors of Mexico and Italy.  She’s an avid reader and enjoys the J. K. Rowling books depicting the adventures of Harry Potter and his band of young wizards. 

A native Angeleno, Renee joined Bessolo Haworth in 2017.  She received her license as a Certified Public Accountant in 2013 and has worked steadily in the profession serving clients in a variety of industries.  Renee and her husband, Colton, are recent first-time parents of a baby boy.