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Puerto Rico CPAs to mark 40th anniversary next week

Kenneth Rivera-Robles

Kenneth Rivera-Robles

The Puerto Rico Society of CPAs will mark its 40th anniversary during the upcoming “CPA Week,” May 12-18. As in previous years, the celebration will feature seminars and social activities for the CPAs.

“This year we celebrate 40 years since the signing of the law that created our group, Law 75 of May 31, 1973. We can proudly say that they are 40 years of serving our colleagues with professionalism, authenticity, and commitment to the island’s economic welfare,” said Kenneth Rivera-Robles, president of the professional organization.

Treasury Secretary Melba Acosta will kick off the week with a proclamation ceremony on May 13 in San Juan. During the event, the CPAs will honor former presidents of the institution, and award donations gathered during the years to several nonprofits, namely VIDAS-Servicios Sociales Episcopales, Ángeles Vivientes Foundation, Down Syndrome Foundation, Ferran Centers and Community Financial Advisors.

Two seminars will take place May 16, one in the morning entitled “Alternative Energy for Business” and another in the afternoon, “Organizing for Economic Recovery.” The group will cap off the day with a party its Hato Rey headquarters. The Puerto Rico Society of CPAs has about 4,800 members.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

1 Comment

  1. bluepup May 8, 2013

    After personally loosing out on two inheritances because of
    negligent CPA’s and “notarios” working with corrupt lawyers in
    Puerto Rico, the profession may wish to discuss why heirs on
    the mainland frequently loose out on what is rightfully theirs. As
    it stands, many lawyers are laughing all the way to the bank
    because they know Puerto Rican citizens, living on the mainland,
    often don’t have the money to go after them and reclaim their
    rights as heirs. Some CPA lawyers assist colleagues to pretend
    to be executors, knowing full well, they’re not. The Puerto Rico
    Bar Association should spend less time socializing and do a
    better job of overseeing members whose expertise is mostly
    re-interpreting laws on the island for their own personal, economic
    gain. For anyone tobe STILL “settling an estate” after 17 years,
    by stalling and misrepresentation, makes everyone at this 40 th
    year “party,” look mediocre by U.S. standards.


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