Alina Rivera is a Partner in the Business Advisory practice at BDO in Puerto Rico, P.S.C. with more than fifteen (15) years working in public accounting in advisory and assurance departments. Mrs. Rivera specializes in forensic accounting, business valuations, and transfer pricing benchmarking analysis for planning and compliance purposes. She also provides other consulting services such as internal audit, due diligences, capital raise, and feasibility analysis, among other services.
Alina has managed a wide range of forensic accounting engagements assisting clients with different types of litigation support and fraud prevention and investigation projects. Her litigation support experience includes managing assignments regarding accounting and financial matters such as loss of income analysis, commercial damages, losses under Act 75 and 21, breach of contracts, marital dissolution (child support determination and liquidation of marital estate), contract disputes, and business interruption claims. She has led investigations of alleged fraud schemes in private and governmental entities. Alina has directed and coordinated internal audits for universities and governmental entities as well. Also, she has performed risk assessments to identify key entity-level and process-level business risks and controls.
Mrs. Rivera was recognized as one of the 2014 40 Under 40 Honorees of the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (“NACVA”) and the Consultants’ Training Institute (CTI). As member of NACVA/CTI, Alina was co-chair of their 2015 Annual Conference and member of the 2016 Annual Conference Planning Committee, as well as member of their International Business Valuation Body of Knowledge Task Force, Course Review Committee. Alina was a member of the Valuation Credentialing Board until May 2018 when she was elected to the Executive Advisory Board in a three-years term.
Mrs. Rivera is an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan University of Puerto Rico. She has taught undergraduate accounting courses such as financial accounting, intermediate and advance accounting, managerial accounting, audit, among others.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants
The Institute of Internal Auditors
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors
Advance Diploma in Transfer Pricing, Thomas Jefferson School of Law
M.B.A. in International Business, University of Puerto Rico
B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Puerto Rico