John brings over 20 years of financial audit experience in the financial services (banks, insurance companies, investment houses, leasing companies, stockbrokers and dealers in securities) and business process outsourcing (BPO) sectors.
He participated in a number of due diligence reviews covering either the selling or acquisition of financial services institutions and BPO companies. He also managed the work related to US bond offerings of banks, including the review of the prospectus and the preparation of the comfort letter. John was also involved in several third party assurance reviews (PSAE 3402/SSAE16).
John finished Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce major in Accountancy degree in De La Salle University, Manila. John ranked 14th in the Philippine Certified Public Accountant Board Examination and also passed the Uniform CPA Examination in the USA. He also completed the Strategic Business Economic Program at the University of Asia and the Pacific.
Through the Managers’ International Program, he acquired extensive international exposure from two years of combined service for the Philadelphia and New York offices of PwC US.
Aside from being an Assurance partner, John is concurrently the Accounting Consulting Services partner. This is immediately after leading the firm’s Assurance Risk Management practice.