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Celeste Alvarez, CMA


As Murraysmith’s controller, Celeste is responsible for all financial reporting and accounting functions for the company. Having joined the firm in 1987, she is thankful for the growth and learning opportunities available at Murraysmith and has a deep appreciation for the cleverness and dry sense of humor that seem to be inherent in engineers.


When not crunching numbers, Celeste is either at home working in her garden or enjoying other outdoor activities with her husband, their yellow lab, and their two adult children.

Best place to be when you aren’t working: Anywhere with my family

What would surprise people about you? Cans up a mean batch of spicy pickles

On your bookshelf: A set of encyclopedias, various translations of The Bible, Shel Silverstein’s collection, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, Outliers

Favorite food/beverage: Bourbon

Career in your next life: CSA gardener or pastry chef

Murraysmith Since


Office Location

Portland, OR


Certified Management Accountant


BS, Business Finance, Portland State University

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