Roderick M. Danao

Assurance Managing Partner


Audit (external and internal)
Financial reporting (GAAP)
Internal controls review and Attestation
Internal controls design and Implementation

Industry experience

Oil and gas
Real estate and Construction
Media and Entertainment
Consumer products
Insurance and related financial services


Polytechnic University of the Philippines (Bachelor of Science in Accountancy)

Rick became a partner of the firm in July 2005. Rick has a solid experience in auditing large and complex companies, both domestic and multinational. He has more than 15 years of hands-on experience in Financial reporting (International Financial Reporting Standards and US GAAP). He is one of the most sought after public speaker in the areas of financial reporting, internal controls and auditing standards. Rick has deep experience in auditing companies reporting under the stringent regulatory watch of PCAOB in the USA. Rick has also led several Financial Due Diligence Reviews of various companies involved in mergers and acquisitions.

Rick is currently the Vice Chairman of the Firm. Prior to his appointment as Vice Chairman, he was the Audit Methodology and Learning and Education Leader for 8 years. Rick has participated, as reviewer, in global quality reviews of other PwC offices in the region.

Under the international assignment program of PwC, Rick worked as an audit manager in PwC offices in London (UK) and Silicon Valley (USA) from November 2000 to September 2003. During his secondment, Rick has led the audits of listed telecommunications and media companies.

Rick is currently leading our audit practice in Brunei where our firm audits the country's major oil and gas companies.