OUR ACCOUNTING TEAM
Ranae H. Heaven, CPA
Ranae has been in public accounting since 1984 and had her own firm since 1991. She has vast experience in tax and accounting services. She has worked with hundreds of businesses over the years, doing tax planning, business consulting, and accounting services. She has a Master’s Degree in Taxation from Georgia State University.
Ranae is a long-time resident of Gwinnett County. She currently lives in historic downtown Norcross. She is a past president of the American Women’s Society of CPAs of Georgia and is an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Georgia Society of CPAs, Peachtree Corners Business Association and the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce.
Carlos Alvarez, CPA
Carlos is a CPA with over 10 years of experience in tax and accounting. He is a graduate of Georgia State University and has worked in a variety of industries with companies ranging in size from small businesses to Fortune 1000 and multinational corporations. Carlos is also active in the community; He is a Board Member and Treasurer of the Langford Close Homeowners Association, member of the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Carlos is completely fluent in Spanish and offers a business tax and accounting course for Latino entrepreneurs at the Latio American Association. He additionally is a member of the Atlanta Track Club.
Julie has been working with Heaven & Alvarez LLC since 1997, doing individual tax returns. Julie has lived in Peachtree Corners for over 40 years and is an avid tennis player.
Before joining Heaven & Alvarez LLC, Julie worked at H&R Block.
Jamie joined Heaven & Alvarez LLC in June 2016. She graduated with honors from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Accounting and is currently pursuing her Masters in Accountancy along with studying for the CPA exam at Keller Graduate School.
Outside of school and work, Jamie stays busy going on mini adventures with her 8-year old son on the weekends, unwinding with friends over good conversation and a glass of wine, and exploring her new community of Downtown Norcross.
Bess is a native Atlantan, attended high schools in Dekalb and Gwinnett counties, received her accounting degree from Mercer University and currently resides in Duluth.
Bess has worked in Public accounting, imported Italian food, owned an Italian food market and worked with a logistics company at the Atlanta airport. Bess also enjoys gardening in her spare time.
Sr Tax Accountant
Taylor joined the firm in December 2020 with over 5 years of experience in tax. He received his Bachelors in Accounting from Kennesaw State University and is currently studying for the CPA Exam.
Taylor, his girlfriend, and their two cats live in Southwest Atlanta. When away from the office, he is a passionate traveler and an avid cyclist.