Colby B. Warr, CPA, has joined Weaver, an independent certified public accounting firm, as a senior manager for Assurance Services in the firm's Houston office.
Warr brings to Weaver 10 years experience in PricewaterhouseCoopers' energy assurance practice, where he served small and large oil and gas companies. His practice concentration is in financial statement audits and reviews, due diligence and agreed-upon-procedures.
"Colby's knowledge and experience in the energy industry will add further depth to our extensive energy presence," said John Mackel, CPA, partner and energy niche director. "We look forward to leveraging his experience to continue growing our energy Assurance Services practice."
His industry experience includes all aspects of the energy arena, including multinational majors and national oil companies, as well as local owners and operators; upstream and downstream activities; retail energy and utility providers, including retail natural gas and wind energy companies. He has experience in carve-out audits, start-up/development-stage companies, joint venture accounting, IFRS conversion projects and due diligence work on a variety of acquisition sizes.
Warr earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Brigham Young University. His professional memberships include American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), and the National Society of Accountants. His community involvement includes being a member of BYU Alumni Association and the BYU Management Society's Houston Chapter.
Originally founded in 1950 as Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P., the firm, now operating and doing business as "Weaver," currently employs approximately 400 employees, including more than 320 accountants and professional staff. With offices in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio, and Austin, Weaver is ranked the largest independent certified public accounting firm in the Southwest by Practical Accountant magazine.
The firm represents a broad range of clients including large national and international corporations, publicly and privately held businesses, nonprofit organizations, and government entities. In addition to the firm's audit, accounting and tax services, its accountants and consultants practice in the areas of business valuation; estate planning/wealth transfer; forensic accounting; international services; property tax; risk advisory services; state and local tax and transaction advisory services. It also performs peer reviews for other accounting firms. The firm also provides registered investment advisory services through Weaver Wealth Management.