Geraldine H. Apostol

Risk Assurance Partner, PwC Philippines

With over 25 years of broad based experience in financial and systems auditing in the Philippines and Singapore, Gett has been responsible for the continued growth of the Firm’s Risk Assurance Practice since 2007 which provides governance, risk and compliance services to clients. She has delivered a wide variety of audits, from end-to-end process reviews, compliance reviews including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) – and Japanese SOX – related work) and, IT general controls review and third party assurance audits.

As the lead business process and IT controls partner, Gett worked in a variety of small, family-owned to large multinational clients. This has given Gett the extensive knowledge of business, finance and IT risks and controls.

Also led and assisted numerous local internal audit co-sourcing/outsourcing engagements for a producer of consumer products, hospital industry, a major holding company (conglomerate), maritime manpower company, a finance leasing entity and a business process outsourcing company. She serves as the key contact of the Philippines for various global and regional internal audit arrangements.

She lectures on auditing, accounting and related business subject matters on seminars and in-house trainings organized by the firm as well as external organizations.

She is an active member of the Institute of Internal Audit – Philippines, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Management Association of the Philippines holding various positions.

Experience

  • Consumer and industrial products and services (oil and gas
  • manufacturing pharmaceutical retail and trading)
  • Hospitality and leisure
  • Non-stock non-profit organizations

Specialty

  • External and internal audits
  • Design/review of internal control system
  • IT/systems audits
  • Third party assurance (ISAE3402 SSAE16 ISRE4400)

Education

  • INSEAD Leadership Programme; Ateneo de Manila University (Regis MBA program); University of Sto. Tomas (Bachelor of Science in Commerce
  • Major in Accounting)