Cardenas Aracely 1

Aracely, promoted to C.A.S. Supervisor in 2024, joined The Hechtman Group following the merger of Echales, Benjamin & Simkin, LLP, her employer of 18 years.


Aracely most enjoys the analytical aspect of her role, and the opportunity to work on different businesses across a range of industries, ensuring the specific needs and goals of her clients are met. She incorporates a personable aspect to her client relationships, learning about their families and life activities. This approach builds a healthy relationship and creates a mutual trust.


While working full-time, Aracely has been simultaneously attending Triton College to obtain her Associates Degree in accounting and finance. She has managed to balance work, family, and school full-time all the while earning a 4.0 GPA and landing on both the President’s and Dean’s list.


Aracely loves visiting the bright blue of the Caribbean Sea, hiking the Mayan Ruins, and experiencing the rich cultural history of the people living there. Perhaps that’s why her favorite saying is “Viva la Vida” – long live life.