Manuel E. Pravia

CPA, Principal Tax and Accounting Department

Manuel E. Pravia, CPA, Principal

Manuel E. Pravia, CPA, is a principal in the Tax and Accounting Department at MBAF. His experience since 1991 spans various industries, such as insurance and financial institutions, as well as international tax (including corporate, foreign nationals, and expatriates). He also focuses on corporate tax accounting issues (ASC 740), an area that he dealt with extensively during his ten years of corporate tax experience at several prominent South Florida companies.

Manny is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA), where he serves as Vice Chair of the Federal Taxation Committee. He has chaired the United Way of Miami-Dade's Audit Committee and sits on the Community Investment Committee. He has served on the Board of Directors of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and on the FIU School of Business Alumni Chapter Board. He regularly presents at continuing professional education seminars and has been an instructor for Becker CPA Review. He is an adjunct professor in the Florida International University School of Accounting. A graduate of the University of Miami with a bachelor's degree in business administration, Manny completed his master of science in taxation at FIU, where he is a Founder of his business fraternity's chapter.



  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants - Federal Taxation Committee, Past Chair; Committee on Nominations


  • Alpha Kappa Psi Foundation - Board of Directors
  • Alpha Kappa Psi, Professional Business Fraternity - Board of Directors, Past Member
  • Florida International University - School of Business Alumni Chapter, Past Board Member
  • United Way of Miami-Dade - Community Investments Committee; Audit Committee, Past Chair

Publications and Seminars

  • ASC 740 Financial Statement Disclosures, FICPA Accounting Show, September 2014
  • Federal Tax Update, FICPA CPAs in Industry Conference, 2012-2014; FSU Accounting Conference, Scheduled 2014; FICPA Tax and Financial Planning Conference, 2013; FICPA South Dade Chapter, 2013; Cuban-American CPAs Annual Tax Update, 2014
  • Conceptos Generales Impuestos Sobre la Renta EEUU, Seccional Valle del Cauca, Asociación Nacional de Empresarios (ANDI), 2013
  • Forms Training - What's So Special about S-Corps? FICPA Tax and Financial Planning Conference, 2012
  • CPAs Play Vital Role in IRS Examinations, Florida CPA Today - May/June 2012
  • IRS Examination Issues, Greater Fort Lauderdale Tax Council: Luncheon Program - December 2011
  • On the Lookout for Alternative Minimum Tax Issues, FICPA's Florida Institute: Federal Taxation ® Conference (FIFT) - November 2011
  • An Accounting for Income Taxes Primer, American Association of Attorney-CPA's: 2012 Southeast Regional Education Conference - October 2011
  • Tax Issues Affecting Community Banks, Financial Managers Society (FMS): Finance & Accounting Forum for Financial Institutions - June 2011
  • The Uncertain World of Tax Positions, Florida CPA Today - January/February 2010


  • Florida International University - Master of Science in Taxation
  • University of Miami - Bachelor of Business Administration