Beatriz joined Smile Train in 2011 and currently serves as Vice President, Finance. She manages the organization’s Finance and Accounting department and works closely with the Fundraising and Grant Management departments. She maximizes the efficiency of the funds raised by Smile Train in order to help as many children with clefts as possible. For twelve years prior to joining Smile Train’s team, Beatriz worked for a regional public accounting firm where she performed and supervised audits, reviews, and compilations for a wide variety of industries including broker dealers, retailers, and professional service firms. Beatriz has specialized in performing audits of non-profit organizations since the beginning of her accounting career. Being on both sides of the accounting ledger has given her extensive knowledge about the operations of non-profits. Her prior professional experience also includes social work, which has contributed to her desire to help those in need.
Beatriz earned her CPA designation in the States of New York and New Jersey and graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University. She is also fluent in Spanish.