AWO speaks at PICPA Faculty Development Committee webinar 

AWO speaks at PICPA Faculty Development Committee webinar 

Consulting Partner Allan W. Ocho (AWO) facilitated a webinar on BS Accounting Information System (BSAIS) topics and international certifications hosted by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Faculty Development Committee last 28 August.  

AWO oriented participants on Information Technology (IT) Risk Management, one of the topics included in the BSAIS curriculum. He discussed risk and control concepts, control frameworks and standards, and the importance of managing IT risks. He emphasized IT governance and management concepts and how they add value to organizations and help achieve business objectives. He also discussed the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification and the ways it can enhance one’s capabilities in teaching BSAIS courses to accounting students.   

AWO with members of the Project iTeach team and the PICPA webinar organizing team 

The webinar is part of a series of sessions organized by the PICPA Faculty Development Committee to provide accounting teachers with supplemental discussions on the new courses of the BSAIS curriculum. It also introduces the international certifications that accounting teachers and students can pursue to build and expand their credentials, competencies and skills. 

Over 200 accounting teachers attended the webinar. PICPA National President Lope Bato, Jr., PICPA Metro Manila Region President Vicente Gudani, and PICPA Faculty Development Committee Chairman and Dean of the UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy Patricia Empleo also participated in the session.  

The webinar was supported by the Project iTeach team whose members include Consulting Associate Director Kristian Reyes, Senior Associate Marigin Fidel, and Associates Ralph Roxas, Mydi Macatiag, Jannie Mendoza and Lorenzo Dipad. The Project iTeach team is a volunteer group from SGV Consulting and was recognized as a regional winner in the 2019 Better Begins With You (BBWY) awards program for their initiatives in helping accounting teachers build and enhance their IT competencies and skills. 

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