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Kreston Iberaudit strengthens its presence in Alicante

12 June 2019

Kreston Iberaudit has strengthened its presence in Alicante with the admission of two new partners in the audit division: José Antonio Valiente Velasco and Estela Aracil Pastor.

José Antonio Valiente Velasco is a member of ROAC with extensive experience in the audit field. As an audit manager at Arthur Andersen-Deloitte, he intervened in the auditing of financial entities, local authorities and large private corporations. From 1992 to 2018 he was the Manager of the Association of Quantity Surveyors of Alicante, remaining connected to the audit sector as an associate of the Kreston Iberaudit office in Alicante for the last 10 years. His specialities include complex or novel operations such as EINF, consolidation, due diligence and preparation of tender dossiers.

Estela Aracil Pastor is a member of ROAC and has a long career in the audit sector. She has been part of the Kreston Iberaudit firm in Alicante since 2007, where she has held the position of Manager for the last 7 years. She is currently responsible for the audit department team.

With the incorporation of these two new partners, the firm consolidates its business expansion plan and reinforces its presence in Alicante, in the office headed by José Pascual Poveda. Poveda has affirmed that “the incorporation of José Antonio Valiente and Estela Aracil in our office will allow us to improve our competitiveness and optimize the audit work processes”.

Mercè Martí Queralt, Chairwoman and CEO of Kreston Iberaudit, said: “at Kreston Iberaudit we are focusing our efforts on the recruitment and retention of talent, to maintain our position among the first audit firms in Spain”. In addition, the new incorporation of a woman as a partner of the firm also responds to the commitment of the firm to achieve greater female representation, especially in management positions. “We believe that, both in our firm and in the audit and consulting sector in general, we must continue working so that female talent does not remain in intermediate positions and thus contribute to a change in trend” added Arturo Díaz, vice president. Finally, João Lopes da Silva, vice president, assured that “the Board of Directors is very proud of being able to strengthen the Kreston Iberaudit team with professional profiles such as those of José Antonio Valiente and Estela Aracil, with an impeccable trajectory in the audit sector”.


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