Rubén Barrionuevo, CPA, CGMA
Rubén is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Puerto Rico and has over twenty-two years of public accounting experience. He has extensive experience in engagements within pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, waste management, distribution industries, energy, public utilities and employee benefit plans. Rubén worked for 14 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) where he served as senior manager at the Assurance and Business Advisory Services department.
In his tenure in PwC, Rubén participated in several special assignments. Among these assignments were: (i) provide risk management assistance to the Assurance Leader of PwC Inter-Americas Firm. Rubén reviewed the quality control procedures of PwC Inter-Americas and reported his observations and recommendations to improve the quality of the engagements directly to the Firm’s Assurance Leader and PwC National Office (ii) in 2008 and 2007 he participated with PwC National Office as a reviewer in quality reviews performed in PwC offices located in Panamá, Guatemala and Dominican Republic (iii) Rubén was the Accounting/Auditing Technical Leader for the PwC San Juan office. He lead a group of technical experts on complex accounting/auditing areas such as: business combinations, revenue recognition, share-based payment, fair value, pension and other postretirement benefits, employee benefit plans, derivative instruments, audit methodology and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) among others (iv) served in PwC as an employee benefit plans specialist providing guidance to engagement teams on audit methodology and complex accounting matters.
Rubén is a member of the Puerto Rico Society of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He serves as technical instructor in various seminars and staff trainings sponsored by the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs and for three years was the President of the Auditing and Accounting Technical Committee of the Puerto Rico Society of CPAs. Among the seminars presented by Rubén are: Audits of Employee Benefit Plans, Accounting and Reporting for Employee Benefit Plans, IFRS for Small and Medium size Entities and Accounting and Auditing Technical Updates.