Outstanding Members—Third Quarter 2018
NACVA would like to thank and recognize the following outstanding members:
Alina Rivera is a Director in the Business Advisory practice at BDO 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.
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). Alina was co-chair of their 2015 Annual Conference as well as member of NACVA/CTI’s 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Annual Conference Planning Committee. She has been part of the International Business Valuation Body of Knowledge Task Force and Course Review Committee. Alina currently sits on the Valuation Credentialing Board (from 2016; 3 years’ term).
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 and has performed risk assessments to identify key entity-level and process-level business risks and controls.
Alina has directed and coordinated internal audits for universities and governmental entities as well. Also, has performed risk assessments to identify key entity-level and process-level business risks and controls. 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.
Education & Professional Activities
Mrs. Rivera currently serves as an officer of the NACVA PR Chapter. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, as well as of the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants. Alina is also part of the following affiliations: The Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, and the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors.
Alina received an Advance Diploma in Transfer Pricing, from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She accomplished her M.B.A. in International Business, and her B.B.A. in Accounting in the University of Puerto Rico. In 2015, she became a Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (CIRA) by the Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors (AIRA). In 2014, Alina became certified as a Certified Valuator Analyst (CVA) and certified as an Arbitrator by the Puerto Rico Supreme Court. Alina was designated as a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) in 2013. In 2007, Alina became a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). In 2005, she became certified as a Certified Fraud Deterrence Analyst (CFD). Later this professional certification merged into Master Analyst in Financial Forensics (MAFF).
Paul Weisinger, CPA, ABV, CVA, CEPA
Through business valuations, tax expertise, and strategic planning, Mr. Weisinger helps business owners make sound decisions through both the buy and sell sides of the merger and acquisition process by simplifying complexities and maximizing profit.
Mr. Weisinger's practice areas include the construction, real estate, and manufacturing industries. Working to maximize tax efficiencies and financial health for his clients, while balancing the practicalities of business and life, is his main objective. Paul helps businesses operate strategically and is proactive in accomplishing clients’ personal and professional goals.