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Audit and assurance are services that provide clarity and due diligence with business operations and management.

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Tax services require understanding the nuances that go with tax planning and preparation. Tax services are a necessary process for individuals and businesses.

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Accounting Services

Accounting services are common business activities provided by accounting companies and certified public accountants (CPAs).

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Valuation & Advisory

Valuation & Advisory services are sometimes needed to increase internal efficiencies or assist with business activities like mergers, acquisitions, or succession planning.

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The engineering industry relies heavily on logistics and data analytics.


The not-for-profit industry is designated for organizations that were created for something other than profit-making.

Healthcare & Wellness

The healthcare and wellness industry is one of the fastest growing industries in America.


The manufacturing industry is diverse and includes a variety of processes involved in the production of goods or value added.


The technology industry is an ever-changing ecosystem of innovation, design, and information.


The rent-to-own or rental-purchase industry describes lease contracts with goods or real estate that offers the lessee an opportunity to purchase.

Construction & Real Estate

The construction & real estate industry designates companies that build or manage structural development or land.

International Business

International business is becoming more important as our society continues to globalize.

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[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1459506633330{margin-bottom: 100px !important;}"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-9 vc_col-md-9"][vc_custom_heading text="Rene J. Zarate, CPA, ABV" use_theme_fonts="yes" subtitle="Consultant"][vc_row_inner css=".vc_custom_1453120532096{margin-bottom: 37px !important;}"][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_single_image source="featured_image" img_size="full" css=".vc_custom_1486662549841{padding-right: 25px !important;}"][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_custom_heading text="Areas of Practice" font_container="tag:h6|text_align:left|color:%23222222" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1486661059863{margin-bottom: 18px !important;}" el_class="no_stripe remove_padding"][vc_column_text] Audit and Assurance Private Equity and Management Business Accounting and Advisory Services International Business Advisory Services [/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text="Education" font_container="tag:h6|text_align:left|color:%23222222" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1486661471211{margin-bottom: 18px !important;}" el_class="no_stripe remove_padding"][vc_column_text] Bachelor of Science, Business, Concentration in Accounting – Western Kentucky University [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width="1/3"][vc_custom_heading text="Affiliations" font_container="tag:h6|text_align:left|color:%23222222" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1486661044542{margin-bottom: 18px !important;}" el_class="no_stripe remove_padding"][vc_column_text] American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) Tampa Catholic High School – President, Consultative Board of Directors Leadership Tampa Alumni [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_custom_heading text="About Rene J. Zarate" font_container="tag:h6|text_align:left|color:%23222222" use_theme_fonts="yes" css=".vc_custom_1486665288057{margin-bottom: 18px !important;}" el_class="no_stripe remove_padding"][vc_column_text]Rene J. Zarate works in our Business Consulting Services. Mr. Zarate began his public accounting career in 1981 with an international firm. For over 30 years he has regularly worked with clients, both domestic and international, regarding business consulting matters, private equity matters, mergers and acquisitions, business valuation and litigation support. Mr. Zarate is bilingual and regularly conducts business in both English and Spanish languages. Mr. Zarate also serves a number of accounting and assurance clients of the firm.[/vc_column_text][stm_staff_bottom css=".vc_custom_1453184789375{background: #ffffff url(https://beta.rgcocpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/placeholder.gif?id=493) !important;background-position: center !important;background-repeat: no-repeat !important;background-size: cover !important;}"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4" offset="vc_hidden-sm vc_hidden-xs"][stm_sidebar sidebar="573"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width="stretch_row" css=".vc_custom_1459505959648{margin-bottom: -60px !important;}" el_class="third_bg_color"][vc_column][vc_cta h2="Looking to talk with Rene J. Zarate?" h2_font_container="font_size:20px|color:%231d2731|line_height:24px" h2_use_theme_fonts="yes" shape="square" style="flat" add_button="right" btn_title="contact us" btn_style="flat" btn_color="theme_style_2" btn_align="right" btn_i_align="right" btn_i_icon_fontawesome="fa fa-chevron-right" use_custom_fonts_h2="true" btn_add_icon="true" btn_link="url:http%3A%2F%2Frgcocpa.com%2Fcontact-us%2F|||" el_class="third_bg_color" css=".vc_custom_1491455648974{margin-bottom: 0px !important;}"][/vc_cta][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Brett Cooper joins Rivero, Gordimer & Company as Director of Valuation & Advisory Services

Rivero, Gordimer & Company, a Tampa CPA and Advisor Firm with years of experience in business consulting services recently added Brett Cooper as Director of Valuation & Advisory Services.

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Choosing a CPA Firm | What You Need to Know

Every company needs a financial and tax consultant. Regardless of whether you’re a start-up or a thriving enterprise, having a CPA or business advisor can pay huge dividends. Finding a CPA Firm isn’t hard, finding a great one can be. Here are a few considerations when choosing a CPA Firm.

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