Mrs. Rivera has over thirty-six years of experience in public accounting.
In her role as tax partner, she engages in the design and development of tax planning and consulting strategies. This includes tax services in the area of mergers and acquisitions, business reorganizations, partnership transactions, tax incentives and exemptions, individual and corporate tax issues, personal financial matters, and others.
Since the designation of Puerto Rico as an opportunity zone, María has been engaged in presentations as guest speaker leading the firm’s initiatives around the opportunity zones incentives, worked with grant applications, the development of tax planning structures for individuals and businesses, and other incentives programs for eligible taxpayers.
She coordinates the technical tax trainings of the tax department professionals. From 2011 to 2021 she was the Firm’s IBC Director who supported the Grant Thornton’s network clients and potential clients in the interest of expansion abroad.
Professional affiliations and memberships:
Mrs. Rivera is on her third tenure as member of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Builders Association. She is the President elect of the San Juan Rotary Club.
In 2021 she completed the Exceptional Coach Programmer EIA at Practitioner level.
Awards: July 2020 designated by the Opportunity Zone Magazine as “25 Top Influencer” – Tax Specialist.
October 2017 awarded by the Woman Who Lead organization as “Executive Woman Leader”.
In 2015 recognized in the International Accounting Bulletin Power 50 list, among most influential people in the global accountancy profession.
September 2014, recognized, for her outstanding services, as a “Distinguished CPA” by the Puerto Rico State Society.
June 2012 awarded by the Puerto Rico State Society as one of its distinguished colleagues and to whom the Accountants’ Week was dedicated.
She participates in the Continued Educational Program of the Puerto Rico State Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
- MBA, accounting