Caridad Valdes-Perez, CPA

Senior Manager

Assurance & Advisory Services


Cary Valdes-Perez joined Kaufman Rossin in 2007 as an intern and is now a senior manager in the assurance and advisory services department.  She participates in consulting and audit engagements for clients ranging from start-ups to large companies in a variety of industries. Cary is an innovative young leader, always going the extra mile for clients, colleagues, and her community.  

She is a co-founder of the firm’s diversity Initiative and Kaufman Rossin Empowering Women, which fosters an inclusive culture that encourages different perspectives and enables all employees to thrive.  She is passionate about mentoring, guiding and training young professionals. She is involved in recruitment, and develops and leads training sessions for staff. As part of the intensive, three-year Emerging Leaders Academy (ELA), Cary is focusing on staff retention as her leadership project, working to improve life balance and increase employee satisfaction. Among other accomplishments, she has led successful efforts to document paths for advancement.  

Cary created one of the most successful events at the firm, the annual Beer Bash, which invites local breweries and professionals to come together for a night of beer tasting and networking. Breweries create brand awareness, professionals enjoy networking, and all participants build business. She has also made an impact in the greater South Florida community, through volunteer efforts with Big Brothers Big Sisters School to Work Program, Miami-Dade County pet adoption events, and Zoetic Stage.  In addition, Cary has served as a campaign volunteer for a local county commission candidate.

Cary is a CPA in the state of New Hampshire, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants.


  • Bachelor of Science, Accounting, University of Miami,