Karina Chavez has over 12 years of experience servicing a variety of S&P 500 clients on capital markets and accounting advisory. Karina began her career with PwC in 2004 in the New York Metro area providing assurance services to consumer industrial and services companies, including hospital and government funds. In 2006, Karina joined the Capital Market Accounting & Advisory Service of PwC, where she focused pre/post close due diligence, carve-outs, conversions, business combinations, IPOs and worked on international deals in Latin America and Europe. In 2013, Karina joined the PwC Deals practice in Zurich, Switzerland focusing on supporting multinational clients with SEC reporting, purchase price accounting, push down accounting, and various technical accounting issues under US GAAP and SEC reporting. In 2015 Karina took the role of EMEA Director of Accounting and Tax for Restaurant Brand International, where she managed all the accounting process, statutory requirements, global reporting and tax compliance for the entire EMEA region.
Karina is a Certified Public Accountant in the state of New York and received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from the Queens College of the City University of New York. Karina has served on diversity programs, including co-chair of the NY TS Women’s Committee and co-chair of the NY membership committee of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA).