Comptrollers’ Circle officers and members gather at Edsa Shangri-La Hotel for one of the biggest events for Filipino accountantsThe officers and members of the Comptrollers’ Circle from Lopez Group companies such as Lopez Inc., Lopez Holdings Corporation, First Philippine Holdings Corporation, ABS-CBN Corporation, First Gen Holdings, Energy Development Corporation and Third Generation Holdings participated in the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (PICPA) Accountancy Week celebration at the Edsa Shangri-La Hotel with the theme “Promoting Integrity, Advancing Excellence.”
The annual celebration, a big and important event for Filipino accountants, was held throughout the Philippines on July 15-22.
Accountancy Week was spearheaded by PICPA, the national professional accountancy body, together with other accounting organizations such as the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce and Industry, Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice, Government Association of Certified Public Accountants, and Association of Certified Public Accountants in Education.
During the Metro Manila Day event, speakers were invited to discuss topics relevant to the profession. These included regulatory bodies updates from the Board of Accountancy, Professional Regulation Commission, Securities and Exchange Commission and Philippine Stock Exchange; “Creating a Culture of Integrity and Excellence—How De La Salle University Does It”; updates on the tax reform law; “Understanding Blockchain Technology: Risks and Opportunities”; and the “Future of Accountancy: Impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Profession.” (Story/Photos by: Jei-Jei Gertes)