SGV Partners and staff participated in the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Southern Metro Manila Chapter (PICPA SMMC) Adopt-A-Chapter webinar series last 13 and 20 December. On the first day of the webinar series, Tax Partner and PICPA SMMC President Maricris U. See (MUS) delivered the opening remarks and emphasized the value of continuous learning and professional growth amidst the challenges brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. Tax Senior Associate and PICPA SMMC Co-Chair for Social Involvement Edsel Francis Lima led the participants during the Oath of CPAs as a reminder of the profession’s principles of integrity, objectivity, due care, and confidentiality.
Tax Partner Aaron C. Escartin (ACE) led the session on 20 December. He discussed the differences between tax rules and accounting rules as applicable to small- to medium-sized entities.
Other topics discussed at the webinar series included “Developing ethical leaders for the accounting profession” and “PFRS for small entities.” Over 120 participants from the PICPA Aklan, Capiz, and Antique Chapters attended the event. The webinar is an annual project of the PICPA SMMC and aims to equip participants with relevant competencies to prepare them for the audit busy season.