Briggs & Veselka Co., Houston’s largest independent accounting firm, announces the addition of Sonny Brandtner as Senior Director in the firm’s Risk Advisory practice. Brandtner brings more than 30 years’ experience in industry and in public accounting, providing internal audit, risk advisory, and process improvement consulting experience in the energy, healthcare, restaurant, and financial services industries.

Brandtner’s key competency is providing scalable solutions to growing companies designed to minimize risk and increase operational efficiencies.

“I’m very happy to be joining Briggs & Veselka. The firm’s market reputation is first rate among clients and referral sources, and it was a pleasant surprise over the course of our conversations with leadership to hear not only the size of the firm, but the scope of services that in my opinion, rival any regional firm,” said Brandtner, a graduate of the University of Texas – Austin.

“As the firm expands its value-added services to help our growing clients address and navigate through new and different risks, Sonny will be a valued resource in helping solve—or avoid—the issues oftentimes associated with growth. His presence will help expand our evolving internal audit, SOX, and routine accounting processes through use of Robotic Process Automation,” said Sheila Enriquez, leader of the firm’s Advisory practice. “And Sonny’s deep experience in all four segments of the energy value chain will provide a valuable resource to our energy clients, as well as other OFS, upstream, midstream, and downstream companies in the region,” she added.

The addition of Brandtner augments the firm’s IT and cyber risk practice that uses internal audit disciplines and the COBIT framework to address cyber privacy and cyber risks.

Besides his professional endeavors, Brandtner recently published Ants, Elephants, and Dancing Giraffes: Lessons Learned on the Road to a Prosperous Life, a book about discovering and prioritizing the things that are most important in an individual’s life.

About Briggs & Veselka Co.

Briggs & Veselka Co. has served emerging middle-market businesses and individuals in the greater Houston area since 1973 and has grown to be the fourth largest independent CPA firm in Texas, with offices in Houston, El Campo, Austin, and San Antonio. We provide comprehensive business and personal tax, audit and attestation, and advisory services to growing middle-market companies, small cap public companies, and individual families and their estates.

Our mission is to gain our clients’ ultimate trust and confidence in our work as we continue to foster a Legacy of Loyalty.