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NEIL U. SISON
CPA, CIA, CISA, CDM, CREB, CREA, RFA, MFA
Mr. Sison Mr. Neil U. Sison is known as The Professional-in-Pajamas, a.k.a Accountant-in-Pajamas.
He is an anti-fraud expert, entrepreneur, best-selling authors and speaker.
He (together with his wife) is the founder of SJC Group of Companies and Sison Corillo Parone & Co. ( SCP & Co . / www.scp-ph.com), now one of the top accounting firms in the Philippines.
He is the author of the best-selling books Pass the CPA Board Exam 10x the Probability, Hero Accountants, Sole Proprietors & Professional Taxes Made Easy, Grow Your Career 10X Faster 10X Higher, and other technical and inspirational books. He has written 12 books to date and counting.
He considers himself as Entrepreneur by Intentional Accident. He has established over 12 successful companies, providing employment to over 600 people.
He has become one of the sought after and in-demand inspirational speaker who talks from an intelligent heart. He was trained in Dale Carnegie School of Communications and Guthrie-Jensen programs.
As an Anti-Fraud Expert, he received one of the highest awards in the biggest accounting firm in the Philippines for uncovering a billion-peso management fraud, which saved the firm from embarrassment.
He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), and a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He holds a total of 16 certifications for various expertise.
His mission: Extraordinary Professional. Heroic Professional
He is an Anti-Fraud Expert, Changemaker and Heromaker.
CPA, CIA, CRB, RFA
Ms. Sison established SCP together with Mr. Neil Sison in 2001. She has over 23 years of extensive experience in operations, organizational leadership, finance, accounting, controllership, taxation, internal and external audit, human resources management and general business administration. She established the Firm’s services in internal audit outsourcing, finance and accounting outsourcing, tax, and business registrations.
Prior to setting-up SCP, she worked for 5 years in the Audit and Assurance Division of one of the Big 4 accounting firms in the country. She also worked as Accounting and Audit Manager of the top Convenience Store in the country and in a German multinational company as Finance and Administration Manager.
Together with Mr. Sison, she also established and owned other businesses engaged in Information Technology, Management and Consulting Services, Sales and Marketing, Food and Construction. She manages the aforementioned business while serving as Director and President/CEO in other companies as well.
She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), internationally (US-based) Certified as Internal Auditor, Certified Real Estate Broker, Registered Financial Advisor, and a Microsoft Certified Professional. She is a graduate of the University of the Philippines.
MARISSA D. LORENZO
CPA, CIA, CISA, CDM, CREB, CREA, RFA, MFA
Ms. Lorenzo has over 22 years of solid experience in the audit of local and multinational companies in a wide range of industries which include, among others, manufacturing, retail, mining, trading, service, hospitality, shipping, freight forwarding, real estate and construction. She has been also involved in a number of due diligence review, agreed-upon and acquisition audits of international and local companies.
She has spent 2 years supervising the audit engagements for the Solomon Islands office of one of the Big Four international accounting firms and 3 years supervising the audit engagements for the New York office of the Big 4 accounting firms in the United States. In between, she had worked in the Assurance Division of two of the Big 4 local accounting firms.
She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Cum Laude graduate of the Central Luzon State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Accounting. She is also a holder of a Master in Management degree from the Asian Institute of Management.
MICHELLE A. GUELAS
Partner, Audit & Assurance
Ms. Guelas has been in the external and internal audit services for more than 8 years handling various industries such as hotels and hospitality, manufacturing, trading, service, mining, shipbuilding and repair, construction, BPO, NGO and real estate. Other than assurance services, she has also handled business process outsourcing projects with various clients with exposure in general accounting, business process review, tax preparation and review, PEZA compliance and SEC compliance of listed entities. She is the pioneer head of the firm’s technical and training team, Head of Quality Assurance Team and currently the Operations Head of Audit Group. She has been a member of one of the Committees of the Board of Accountancy in 2017. Prior to joining SCP, she was an accountant in a private company.
She is Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy.
JOSEPHINE P. MAGNO
Partner, Tax Services
Ms. Magno has over 30 years of comprehensive experience in Tax Compliance Review, BIR Tax Audit, Tax Planning, Tax Pricing Study in the Philippines, Registration of businesses with Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Bureau of Customs (BOC), Board of Investments (BOI) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) and registration and implementation of Computerized Accounting System with BIR.
She worked for 5 years as Tax Auditor in one of the The Big Four accounting firms in the country and gained expertise in the field of retail, pharmaceutical and hotel industry. She held positions as Senior Tax Auditor, Tax Manager and Tax Director for the past 21 years in the following companies: SM Investments Corporation (SMIC), Philippine Seven Corporation (7 Eleven Convenience Store), Philippine Batteries Inc. (Ramcar Group of Companies), Samsung Electronics Philippines Co. and Eton Properties Philippines, Inc.
She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Magna Cum Laude graduate of Ateneo De Davao University with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Accountancy.
AIZA P. CAMUA
CBPA, CTRP, MCP
Partner, BPO & Accounting
Ms. Camua has over 15 years of experience in all phases of accounting, payroll, taxation, business registration, internal audit, systems implementation, business process review, government reportorial compliance, corporate strategic planning, project management, and business analysis for clients in various industries such as real estate, construction, consultancy services,retail, call centers, manufacturing, and BPO among others.
She started her professional career with SCP as an audit and accounting specialist. Prior to heading the BPO, Accounting and Systems Services, she was instrumental in setting-up the Firm’s practice for foreign and local outsourcing services and related tax matters, recruitment and training, payroll, systems implementation and business registration services.
She had led the implementation of accounting system for small to medium enterprise. She has an extensive involvement in the business development of the Firm and a frequent resource speaker of various accounting, payroll and tax related topics.
She also heads the Firm’s foreign outsourcing services performing accounting for companies located in the US, Australia and South East Asian countries.
Her strong professional credentials were rooted from exemplary academic achievements, being a constant Academic Honor from primary school up to college. She had a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Occidental Mindoro State College. She is a Certified Quickbooks Pro-Advisor Consultant, Microsoft Trainer and Microsoft Certified Professional and Certified Tax Return Preparer.
CIRILA B. GORDULA
Partner, BPO & Accounting
Ms. Gordula has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, finance. controllership and IT systems implementations (SAP/8izbox) of which twenty (27) years was with a group of multinational companies (MNCs) in pharmaceutical, chemical and human/animal health vaccines industries based in Europe.
She was the Financial Controller of the top chemical distribution company worldwide, with head office in Germany prior to joining SCP. Her long years of experience working in MNCs enabled her to gain an extensive knowledge on shared services, tax treaty relief, SAP, credit/risk management, tax/ legal matters, year-end financial audit and all phases of accounting, finance, budgeting and forecasting.
She gained her marketing and selling experiences from managing their own business providing BPO, distribution and warehousing services to MNC clients in the field of animal health vaccines, specialty chemicals and dog foods business for more than 5 years.
She is a CPA and a COCOFED scholar who obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration major in Accounting from the University of the East Manila.
EA, MA, MPhil (Econ)
Independent member, BPO & Accounting Moores Rowland US Taxation
Mr. Joseph is an EA (Enrolled Agent in the US) who has been admitted to practice before the IRS and is an associate member of the American Institute of CPAs. He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Aberdeen (Scotland), a Masters in Development Studies from Middlesex University (London), a first degree in Business and holds a Certified Diploma from ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in the UK). He has done work for large, listed companies as well as Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). He also has over 15 years’ experience in financial and econometric modelling with British, American, & Caribbean companies. His experience includes Senior or Director-level roles, at companies such as British Airways, Expedia and Caribbean Airlines. Since 2007, he has been working with Americans in the Caribbean, the U.K., and Miami, FL. His specialty is working with expats with equity stakes in SMEs. He moved to Singapore in October 2013 to manage the Singapore operation of a U.S. tax accounting firm.
Partner, BPO & Accounting
Mr. Reyes has 23 years of solid work experience in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Treasury and Office Administration. He has seven (7) years working in a BPO Shared Services Industry at Xerox Shared Services Philippines, Inc. ROHQ as Accounting Manager II. He lead the transition of the accounting functions from U.S.A. to Philippines and managed the Process Improvement Committee for Commercial Accounting Shared Services.
He started his career as Junior External Auditor at Carlos J. Valdez & Co., a member Firm of Coopers and Lybrand. From there he rose from the ranks having exposure in various types of business such as: Manufacturing, Trading of Securities and Stocks, Importation and Distribution, Construction, Food Services, Exportation, Business Process Outsourcing and Services. He worked for International, local/ multinational companies.
He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and had units of Master in Business Administration at the Ateneo Graduate School of Business.
He is a scholar and graduate of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila (PLM) and took Computer Technology course at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines.
Partner, Audit & Assurance
Mr. Alcala is a Certified Public Accountant and has over 35 years of comprehensive experience in finance and accounting, controllership, tax consultancy and compliance, internal and external audit and business administration. He worked first as an audit staff of one of the big 4 audit firm in the country for 4 years.
Prior to joining Sison Corillo Parone and Company, he worked as Financial Controller and then as Chief Financial Officer in group of pharmaceutical companies engaged in importation, manufacturing and distribution for 10 years, BIR Tax Examiner for almost 7 years and in the next preceding years as Financial Manager of a multinational company, Vice President for Finance and Comptrollership in group of companies engaged in mining exploration, Accounting Manager, and Internal Auditor in a construction company. He has experience in accounting systems application development and implementation. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University.
JOEL M. BAPTISTA
Partner, Tax and Accounting
Mr. Baptista or “S.J” as he would like to be called has over 25 years of comprehensive experience in the field of (Tax and Basic) Accounting, Finance, Audit, Treasury and his expertise is in the field of Taxation having worked in the Bureau of Internal Revenue as Revenue Examiner for more than a decade and hands-on experience in Tax and Regulatory Compliance in the private sector. SJ worked in the various industries such as Financial Institutions, Telecommunications, Real Estate, (University) the Academe and Business Process Outsourcing.
SJ’s work experience were as follows- he started with the private sector PCIBank (now BDO) and Urban Bank as an Internal Auditor, after which he shifted his focus in the government sector and worked with the Bureau of Internal Revenue as a Revenue Officer ( Assessment) for 12 years, and then worked his way back to the private sector as Senior Treasury Supervisor and Business Center Head at Suncellular-Digitel Mobile Philippines Inc. He also tried his luck by working abroad at 3D Investments in L.A. USA for over 7 years as an Internal Audit Officer. He also teached Income, Business and Transfer Taxation and Basic Accounting at Jose Rizal University and his last stint as a Tax Manager was with SPI Global.
SJ obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Cum Laude. He had also earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Ateneo De Manila Graduate School of Business. He finished his first year of Law at the New Era University and have plans of completing said course and taking the Bar Examination.
SJ is a Certified Public Accountant. He is also a member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountant (PICPA), Association of Certified Public Accountant in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI), and Tax Management Association of the Philippines (TMAP).
MYRA L. OLIVA
Partner, Tax and Accounting
Myra Oliva is one of the tax partners at Sison Corillo Parone & Co. (SCP & Co.), an accounting and consulting firm in the Philippines providing wide array of services such as bookkeeping, taxation, audit, accounting and finance consultations.
She has over 8 years of practice experience in accounting, tax and audit. She has handled various audit and tax engagements, such as, but not limited to: Agreed-upon services, Litigation support services, Tax audits, Monthly tax compliance, BIR audit assistance, Tax planning services, General Advisory, SOX Compliance Audit, Business process review, and group reporting audits.
She is a graduate of Polytechnic University of the Philippines with a Bachelor’s degree in BS Accountancy and is a Certified Public Accountant.
MIGEL G. PURUGGANAN
Partner, Audit and Assurance
Mr. Purugganan started his profession as a Field Auditor where he was exposed in a job auditing different franchises of Bayad Center and branches of Meralco. He worked also in different industries as an accountant doing accounting and taxation jobs for almost four years where he is mostly exposed in processing different tax returns, doing different transactions with the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), and processing business permits in different Local Government Units (LGU). Currently, he is working as an Internal Auditor for a thrift bank.
He graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Internal Auditing at Far Eastern University (FEU) – Manila and Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA) – Q.C.
He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and an incoming first year law student.
PAUL JORDAN AGUILAR
Partner, Tax, Accounting and Audit
Mr. Aguilar has over 10 years of work experience in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Payroll, Taxation, Human Resources and Office Administration. He has experience in various industries such as Manning Agency, Travel Agency, Property Management, Shipping, Education, Retail, Food and Beverage and Hospitality Industry.
He started his career as an Accounting Assistant in a manning agency handling billing and payroll while reviewing for the CPA Board Exam until he passed. Afterwards, worked as a Junior Finance Consultant for an accounting firm. He then became an Internal Auditor before becoming a Chief Accountant for shipping company and travel agency. He also held the position of Finance Manager for a retail business, property management and food and beverage industry before becoming a Finance Director and Business Services Head for a five star resort in Palawan.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Graduate of Central Colleges of the Philippines with the degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy. He also took up Australian Financial Planning (RG146) and is currently taking up Bachelor of Laws in Adamson University where he is on his last year.
Partner, Tax, Accounting and Audit
Mr. Ebora started his career on 2005 as Customer Service Associate at Philippine National Bank (PNB) Main Office where he was exposed to different banking operations and policies. After two years, he became an Internal Auditor for two years and eventually a Relationship Officer of Batangas City branch.
On 2008 , he transferred to Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation Batangas City Branch as Business Manager with at his young age of 25. On his seven years in RCBC he received numerous awards and topped as Most Outstanding Business Manager. He reached the rank of Vice President at age of 31.
He is a Certified Public Accountant and a graduate of the Batangas State University with a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy degree as Batangas Bankers Association full scholar.
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