Our Team

We only work with top talent.

Our clients deserve to have direct access to competent, experienced professionals with the right chemistry to develop productive, mutually beneficial working relationships. As our client, you will quickly learn that our team’s perfect balance of technical know-how and transparent communication will make for a clear path to the most cost-effective and proficient advisory available.

A solid team of professionals

At FPV & Galíndez we take pride in our recruiting. That’s why we have made great efforts to complement our management team with professionals of the highest level of experience. Among our team, we have various MBA holders, attorneys, valuators and skilled engineers.

 

Currently, our professional service group has grown to over 79 professionals, which include 42 certified public accountants, and five attorneys. Additionally, we have excellent strategic partnerships with top professionals that assist us in providing unmatched service to our clients.

Our seven exemplary partners hold over 160 years of joint experience in public accounting.

partners

Julio A. Galíndez, CPA

Managing partner

Holds over 25 years of experience in healthcare audit and consulting services. Galíndez previously served as Partner and Director of Services an international auditing firm in the healthcare industry. Galíndez is also Adjunct Professor of Accounting and Finance in the Graduate Program of Health Services Administration of the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus.

Marcos A. Claudio, CPA

partner

This natural leader has more than 25 years of experience working with clients in healthcare, education, governmental agencies, and construction. He worked as Chief Financial Officer for various healthcare entities and he is currently in charge of our firm’s governmental practice.

Rafael Nieves, CPA

Audit partner

Rafael brings over 25 years of experience, fourteen of them at a Big Four auditing firm in Puerto Rico, specializing in providing accounting and auditing services to the private and public sector. Rafael’s experience includes work performed in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, distribution, government, nonprofit organizations and pension plans.

Kenneth Rivera, CPA, Esq., CVA, CM&AA, CGMA

Tax partner

An accomplished tax practitioner, Kenneth holds 25 years of experience and is a recognized authority on tax matters in the island. His extensive experience with diverse tax and legal issues for new businesses, mergers, restructures, and tax exemption applications make him an invaluable asset. He lectures frequently at the Puerto Rico CPA Society, the University of Puerto Rico (Business School and School of Law), Becker CPA courses for CPA candidates, and other professional and educational organizations.

Áxel Ramírez, CPA, MST

Tax partner

For the past 20 years, Ramírez has provided impeccable tax and accounting services to clients in telecommunications, retail, construction, nonprofit and more. His practice focuses heavily on business advisory, tax compliance, corporate reorganizations, tax investigations and other specialized needs. He also serves a large number of medical clients, helping them navigate the significant business changes that constantly reshape the healthcare arena.

Leví D. Villegas-Fiol, CPA, CVA

Tax partner

Leví has over 20 years of experience as a Public Accountant and Tax Consultant, including four years of experience at a Big Four firm. He excels at providing tax and accounting services to clients in the industries of telecommunications, retail, wholesale, construction, manufacturing, and healthcare, among others.

Iris N. Otero, CPA, Esq., CGMA

Tax partner

Iris brings over 20 years of experience as a Tax Consultant, six of them in a Big Four public accounting firm in Puerto Rico, and five as Legal Counselor of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department.

DIRECTORS

Carmen Lliteras, CPA

Consulting Director

Carmen serves as our Director of Reimbursement and Consulting Director, bringing over 10 years of experience in reimbursement and consulting matters in the healthcare field. For six years, Lliteras worked for the Medicare Fiscal Intermediary in Puerto Rico, acquiring a valuable skill set for our healthcare-related consulting tasks at the firm.

Héctor Vázquez, CPA

Audit Director

His resume includes over 20 years of public accounting experience (five of them at a Big Four firm). He has worked with clients in wholesale, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit and public sectors.

Henry Flores, CPA, CIA, CRMA

Audit Director

For over 18 years, he has worked with clients in wholesale, manufacturing, healthcare, nonprofit and government organizations. He spent five years at one the Big Four public accounting firms in Puerto Rico and now serves as one our Audit and Consulting Director.

Luis Corrada, CPA

Audit Director

With over 20 years of experience at one the Big Four, he has a proven track record of success working with clients in distribution, manufacturing, real estate, healthcare, higher education, government and nonprofit organizations, including extensive knowledge of employee benefit plans.

Harry Santiago, CPA, CIA

Consulting Director

Santiago is in charge of our Consulting Practice in areas as internal controls, compliance, risk assessment evaluation, controllership outsourcing, among other services in the consulting field, with more than 10 years of experience in both, public accounting and private entities. He is also occupied finance directorship position in governmental agencies.

Management – Audit

Ivelisse M. Céspedes, CPA

Senior Audit Manager

For more than 26 years (including 15 at one of the Big Four public accounting firms in Puerto Rico), Céspedes has provided top-notch audit consulting services for a variety of clients. She has worked diligently with clients in retail and wholesale, banking, construction, manufacturing and nonprofit organizations.

David Bravo, CPA

Audit Manager

Backed by more than 35 years of experience in public accounting (including Big Four firms), David provides extensive insight in a wide variety of fields, including work with government agencies, nonprofit organizations, federal funding processes and more.

Enid J. Rivera-Rivera, CPA

Audit Manager

Rivera has over eighteen years of public accounting experience, seven of them at a Big Four accounting firm, where she honed tremendous audit management skills. She has worked with clients in retail and wholesale, manufacturing, insurance, advertising and real estate.

Gloria Sorroche, CPA

Audit Manager

Gloria boasts over seventeen years of public accounting experience, including four years at two Big Four public accounting firms, providing audit and attestation services to a variety of clients in retail and distribution, non-profit organizations, employee pension plans, governmental, colleges and universities, and banking industries.

Taireli Hidalgo González, CPA

Audit Manager

Hidalgo carries over twelve years of experience in public accounting, of which approximately four years have been focused on audits of healthcare entities. Prior to her current position, Hidalgo worked at a local firm where she performed external accounting for several clients of different industries, as well as individual and corporate taxes and auditing services for a number of industries, including credit unions.

Edna L Ayala Ortiz, CPA

Audit Manager

Edna holds over thirteen years of experience in public accounting including clients in the following industries: construction, dealerships, healthcare, retail, insurance and HUD (Housing Urban Development)

Janette Santos, CPA

Audit Manager

With over fourteen years of experience in public accounting, Janette has worked with clients in the following industries: non-profit organizations, healthcare, colleges and universities, wholesale, retail and distribution, credit unions and HUD (Housing Urban Development).

Luis Morera, CPA

Audit Manager

Morera has over eleven years of experience in public accounting providing services to clients in manufacturing, employee pension plans, auto loans, credit risks, and merge of a banking institution.

Gilmarie Díaz, CPA

Audit Manager

With over sixteen years of experience in public accounting, Gilmarie has worked with clients in the following industries: construction, distribution, healthcare, retail, university, banking and HUD (Housing Urban Development).

Management – Tax

Yelitza R. López-Rivera, CPA, Esq.

Senior Tax Manager

López-Rivera holds over seventeen years of experience as Tax Consultant in tax compliance and consulting services in matters related to local and federal tax law, three of them in a Big Four Public Accounting Firm in Puerto Rico. She currently specializes in tax planning for corporations and individuals, negotiation of tax exemption decree and closing agreements, among others, mainly to the following industries: healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, construction, wholesale and retail.

Yelitza Net-Ferrer, CPA

Senior Tax Manager

With over fourteen years of public accounting experience in tax compliance and consulting services in matters related to local and federal tax law, Net currently specializes in tax planning for corporations and individuals, as well as negotiation of tax exemption decree and closing agreements, among others. She mainly caters to the following industries: telecommunications, wholesale, retail, construction, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Edgardo R. Rosa-Ortiz, CPA

Tax Manager

With over twenty-five years of experience in the tax field, Edgardo is in charge of tax compliance and consulting at the Firm. His role is to assist clients in achieving compliance with all the tax requirements that are applicable, at the same time using available tax provisions to reduce their taxes.

Jazmarie Rivera Rodríguez, CPA

Tax Manager

Rivera holds over eight years of experience in the tax field, having worked with clients in the following industries: healthcare, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, and non – profit organizations.

Administrative

Wanda I. Díaz

Office Manager

With more than 25 years of experience in accounting, office management, payroll, and payroll taxes.

Sofía E. Rivera Castillo

Human Resources Officer

Sofía has over five years of experience in payroll and benefits, recruitment, safety, compliance and employee relations. She has extensive experience with clients in the following industries: hospitality, tourism, insurance, valet parking,  needle plant, distribution, management housing projects, education system, and manufacturing.

PAPERLESS PAPER TRAIL

Our Firm has adopted a “paperless” audit approach, through the use of Engagement Solution – paperless audit software supported by the prestigious Thompson Publishing Company. This method not only helps us reduce our carbon footprint, but also helps us streamline and better serve our clients. Meanwhile, all the software and information technology services we use are supported by the highest standards in data encryption and transmission security, to give our clients peace of mind.

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Specialized Industries

Our firm has worked with partners across many industries and of all shapes and sizes. From small private companies to government agencies, to massive healthcare and consumer companies, to nonprofit and everything in between. See our list of industry specialties to learn more.

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Comprehensive Services

From specialized tax consulting to in-depth audit reports, hands-on management consulting, even specialized insight on healthcare, banking and IT. Our team of experts can deliver an impressive array of services thanks to their informed perspective, constant growth and deep commitment to our clients.

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Explore Careers With Us

Looking to further your career at a place of excellent reputation and with an amazing culture? Join our team of top-notch professionals in the field of accounting, audit, tax, management consulting and more, and learn how our multidisciplinary approach makes us such a strong industry leader.

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