University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus
Bachelor in Science and Business Administration – Major in Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
EXPERIENCE AND SPECIAL PRACTICE AREAS:
Mr. Rivera has over 30 years of experience in public accounting with vast and extensive experiences in assurance of private entities. He also has experience in assist in the preparation of financial statements compiled, reviewed and audited for-profit entities and nonprofit. Review and examination of financial projections and budgets (Forecast and Projections), financial planning, budget preparation.
In the area of management consulting for small and medium size business has been involved in the design and operation of accounting systems, purchase and sale of businesses, advice on labor law, finance, management, information systems and technology.
In the tax field he has experience in the preparation of corporations, partnerships and individuals tax returns. Also in Tax and financial planning for businesses and individuals. Preparation of application for incentives and tax exemption. Representation in contributory investigations before government agencies. Planning and forms of estates and trusts.
In the non-traditional engagements has been involved in forensic accounting and fraud detection cases, insurance claims (business interruption), contract of purchase and sale report Medicare costs, financial arrangements, bankruptcy cases, litigation including: breaking business dissent among shareholders, divorce, disagreements between partners and mergers.
Mr. Rivera also has a vast experience performing and supervising peer reviews, managed by the AICPA and the Puerto Rico CPA Society.
SOME OF THE INDUSTRIES:
Hotels and Hospitals
Broadcasting & Entertainment
Retail and wholesale Business
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Puerto Rico Society of CPA’s
Minority Business Enterprise Service Award 2001 – Puerto Rico Product Association
Distinguished CPA of the year – Community Service year 2000 – Puerto Rico Society of CPA’s
Distinguished Executive – Recognition for Quality of Life Sales and Marketing Executives Association West Region
Son of the Plaza del Mercado de Mayagüez – Municipality of Mayagüez
Admiral Award 2004 – Movement Pro Development of Mayagüez, Inc.
Recognition – Sponsor Community Work, 2006 – Western SPEC Coalition Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service