Comptrollers Seminar with SGVThe Comptrollers’ Circle of the Lopez Group held its regular annual conference on accounting, tax and various regulatory updates at the ABS-CBN Training Hall of the ELJ Communications Building.
The event was attended by its more than 180 members last October 24, 2014. The seminar addressed and presented issues and concerns related to the latest activities being done in corporate governance, the most recent regulations in SEC with regards to financial reporting, and the latest updates on IFRS, risk management and tax regulations.
The Group Comptroller Ramon Pagdagdagan gave the welcome remarks and the sessions were conducted by SGV & Co. The speakers were all partner from SGV & Co. and they were Leo Matignas, Wilson Tan, Noel Rabaja, Roel Lucas, Editha Estacio, Josephine Adrienne Abarca, Lucil Vicerra, Christine Vallejo and Vivian Cruz-Ruiz.
This year marks the 15th year of the Comptrollers’ Circle. Through the years, it continuously aimed to provide management with real-time, useful, accurate and reliable financial statements, ensuring that individual company interests, processes and procedures are aligned with best practices standards and to promote work-life balance among its members. Its major achievements include the development of a uniform chart of accounts and accounting policies and the issuance of an updated planning and control manual for the Lopez Group.
On December 12, 2014, the Comptrollers’ Circle will hold their regular general assembly and celebrate its “ruby” anniversary at the ABS-CBN Training Hall of the ELJ Communications Center. This group-wide conference is being organized annually to update our Comptrollers on current developments in relevant topics outside the sphere of accounting and financial reporting with the end in view of assisting our Comptrollers in their personal development. This event will also coincide with the annual Christmas Party aimed at fostering fellowship and camaraderie.
2014 PICPA National Awardee Jei-Jei Gertes of Third Generation Holdings with Vicky Martinez of FPH and President of the PICPA Eastern Metro Manila ChapterAside from the Lopez Group activities, the Comptrollers’ Circle is also actively participating in various professional organizations particularly the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant (PICPA). Last November 26-29, 2014, some members of the Comptrollers’ Circle attended in the 69th PICPA Annual National Convention in Waterfront Hotel, Cebu City and participated in various activities.
Vicky Martinez of First Philippine Holdings is currently the President of the PICPA Eastern Metro Manila Chapter, Aldrin Cerrado of ABS-CBN Corporation was the moderator in one of the technical sessions entitled CFO Forum, and Jei-Jei Gertes of Third Generation Holdings was included in the 2014 PICPA National Awardees and received the Special Achievement Award in Community Service. The Lopez Group Comptrollers’ Circle core team includes Mon Pagdagdagan, Marvi Marcelino, Jei-Jei Gertes, Jingle Hernandez, Lanie Caimol and Vicky Martinez. (Story & Photos by Marvi Marcelino)