London, United Kingdom, April 05, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- FPV & Galíndez CPAs, PSC, the Russell Bedford member in Puerto Rico, USA, has announced a major expansion of the firm. An audit and tax practice, formerly with another Puerto Rican firm, has merged with FPV & Galíndez, bringing three new partners - CPAs Rafael Nieves, Kenneth Rivera and Axel Ramírez - and their associates.
The new team joins the firm's existing partners Julio A. Galíndez, CPA (managing partner) and Marcos A. Claudio, CPA. Founding partner Rafael Pérez Villarini retired in 2011 and remains with the firm in a consulting capacity.
Rafael Nieves has joined the firm's audit practice and brings more than 20 years of experience in public accounting, some of them with a Big-4 firm. Kenneth Rivera and Axel Ramírez, also alumni of the same Big-4 firm, will now lead the firm's tax department of 18 professionals. Kenneth Rivera is the current president of the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants (Colegio de Contadores Públicos Autorizados de Puerto Rico).
Announcing the expansion, managing partner Julio A. Galíndez said: "With this merger, FPV & Galíndez will be positioned among the top-10 CPA firms in Puerto Rico, with a strong audit and consulting practice, and also one of the strongest and most widely respected tax departments on the island."
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Julio A. Galíndez, CPA
FPV & Galíndez CPAs, PSC
No. 19 Ponce Street, Urb. Pérez Morris
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