María de los Angeles is the Head of the Tax Department and International Business Center Director of Kevane Grant Thornton. In her role as tax partner, she serves clients in various industries, with a focus on those in hospitality and manufacturing. María assists clients with decisions related to tax applications and audits and helps business clients and their owners to lessen corporate, individual, estate and gift taxes.
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 incentive, worked with grant applications, the development of tax planning structures for individuals and businesses, and other incentives programs for eligible taxpayers. She is responsible for the administrative aspects of the Tax Department and coordinates the technical tax trainings of the tax department professionals. In addition, she is member of the firm’s Executive Committee.
Mrs. Rivera is a member of the Tax Committees and the Business Women Networks of the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce and the Puerto Rico State Society of Certified Public Accountants. She is also an active member in Ellevate – Puerto Rico Chapter. In 2017 she was awarded by the Woman Who Lead organization as “Executive Woman Leader”. In 2015 she was recognized in the International Accounting Bulletin Power 50 list, among most influential people in the global accountancy profession. During September 2014, she was recognized, for her outstanding services, as a “Distinguished CPA” by the Puerto Rico State Society. 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. On June 2012, María was awarded by the Puerto Rico State Society as one of its distinguished colleagues and to whom the Accountants’ Week was dedicated.
Among Mrs. Rivera’s publications are numerous tax articles written for local newspapers and magazines. She is an active correspondent of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD) for Puerto Rico.