By Suzy Wiesenhart

José A. Alvarez, Managing Director of the Apollo Beach firm Alvarez Company PA CPA Firm, has been awarded the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation from the American Institute of CPAs and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

The CGMA designation recognizes professionals who have deep understanding of finance and have expanded their business skills through experience as management accountants to help drive better business decisions.

“I am honored to receive the CGMA designation, and I am delighted that the accounting profession recognizes the value that management accountants bring to organizations,” Alvarez said. “This designation represents a commitment to advanced education, ethics and professional development that are critical to career success.”

Alvarez originally established a CPA firm in 1975 and qualified for the certification based on his experience of managing his firm that had branches in Brandon, Tampa (Ybor City), and Plant City.

AICPA and CIMA, two of the world’s most prestigious accounting bodies, established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation in January 2012 to elevate the profession of management accounting. The designation recognizes the most talented and committed management accountants with the discipline and skill to drive sustainable business success.

To qualify for the CGMA in the U.S., finance professionals must have trained as a CPA, passing the Uniform CPA Examination and meeting educational requirements in their states and management experience.

The current office is located at 605 Apollo Beach Blvd. Alvarez has helped thousands of Tampa Bay business owners and residents with their accounting, business consulting and tax return needs.

You can reach him at 938-2400 or visit


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Suzy Wiesenhart
Suzy is one of the Advertising Representatives for the Riverview area. She started with the Osprey as an advertising assistant in 2008 and has various positions since then. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Riverview Chamber of Commerce. She has lived in Bloomingdale with her husband, Tom for the last 22 years.