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Diana Rivera, CPA, CGMA – 2017 40 Under 40 Honoree

Diana Rivera

Diana Rivera, CPA, CGMA

Age: 37

Employer: MBAF, Certified Public Accountants and Advisors

Title: Director (Audit department)

City/State: Miami, Florida

Website: www.mbafcpa.com

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cpambaf

Professional Associations/Memberships (please include any leadership roles):

  • AICPA – American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • FICPA – Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • CCPA – Colegio de Contadores Públicos Autorizados de Puerto Rico (Puerto Rico Society of CPAs)

o    CCPA – Board of Directors (2014-15; 2015-16)

o    Florida Chapter CCPA– Current (Elected President 2018-19; Vice President 2016-17)

o    Florida Chapter CCPA– Past President (2014-15; 2015-16)

  • MBAF Women’s Network – Executive Committee

 

In 2015, I was promoted to director in the audit department of MBAF. This was a very proud moment for me, as it made me one of the youngest directors at the firm. Working now on some of our most significant accounts, I strive to continue to make a vital contribution to MBAF’s success. I provide direct supervision to the firm’s professional staff conducting audits and reviews of financial statements, with a focus on condominium associations, mixed-use developments, cooperative housing corporations, and timeshare and resort associations. A career highlight would have to be, when I was able to apply my expertise in forensic accounting and the cyber security field to plan and organize MBAF’s Cybercrime event in March 2017. I am also particularly proud of the work I do helping women in the accounting field get the professional development they need by serving on the Executive Committee of the Women of MBAF internal network.

 

After growing up in Puerto Rico, I attended the University of Puerto Rico. I am very passionate about giving back to the community that gave me so much throughout my life. I was recently elected to be the President 2018-2019 of the Florida Chapter of Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants, where I help advance the accounting profession and develop and promote lines of business in Puerto Rico. I served as the Vice-President from 2016-17 and President of the Florida Chapter from 2014-2016. During 2014-2016, I also served on the Board of Directors for the organization.

 

Favorite influencer(s) (authors, bloggers, mentors, speakers, etc.)

 

Monte Kane, Principal at MBAF:  Monte has been a guiding light to me throughout my tenure at MBAF. Monte is recognized throughout our industry as an expert in audits and accounting for Condominiums & Associations, and he has always been approachable and willing to share that knowledge and expertise. His commitment to excellence, his professionalism, and his love for the work that we do, have always been an inspiration to me.

 

 

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Read about the other 40 Under 40 Honorees for 2017.