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 12 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 Latino American Association. He additionally is a member of the Atlanta Track Club.
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.
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.
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.
Patricia joined the team as Office Manager in June 2021. Patricia has been in the administration support field for more than 15 years. She holds a Degree in Hospitality Management Administration and has vast experience working with different backgrounds and in different settings. She is passionate about creating a great environment and providing great customer support for our clients.
Patricia was born and raised in Lima, Peru but lived in Florida for more than 20 years until she was relocated to Buford, Georgia.
Her hobbies include traveling, photography, yoga and enjoying time with her 12 years old son.