Elena Alvarado joined LJB CPA in 2008 as a Staff Accountant and is leading LJB CPA’s cost reporting practice. She also helps clients with starting up new companies providing services such as accounting, payroll, personal and business income tax preparation, sales tax reports, Medicare and Medicaid cost reports submission for various states, rate enhancement calculation and consulting services. Elena works primarily with clients in the health industry, but also serves clients in construction and other types of business.
Elena has more than 25 years of experience working as an Accountant and previously worked as a Controller overseeing 10 accounting employees. Elena loves to have good communication with her clients to help them with their business however she can. She graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Tamaulipas (UAT) where she received a business administration degree and took several accounting courses.
Elena is a Certified Cost Report Specialist and has certifications with the state of Texas to prepare Medicaid cost reports for nursing homes, 24 hour Residential Care, Adult Foster Care, Community Living Assistance, Day Activity & Health Services, Deaf Blind Multiple Disabilities, Home & Community-based services, Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with an Intellectual Disability, Primary Home Care, Mental Health Early Childhood Intervention & Individuals with Development Disabilities Programs and many others. She also prepares other states Medicaid cost reports.
Outside of her professional life, Elena enjoys spending time with family and friends; she loves to travel and experience different places, food, and culture. She also loves to go camping and enjoy nature whenever possible.