The Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants Southern Metro Manila Chapter (PICPA SMMC), in partnership with the PICPA Northern Metro Manila Chapter (NMMC) and the National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (NFJPIA) NCR South and North Districts, organized a virtual office tour titled TRAVERSE: Unveiling Your Workplace. The event oriented incoming CPA licensure examinees on the possible firms they may join when entering the workforce.
SGV Tax Partner and PICPA SMMC President Maricris U. See (MUS) welcomed over 380 students from 25 local chapters to the event. She encouraged them to choose a workplace that will not only provide a stable income, but a nurturing environment where their careers may thrive. She also emphasized that they should consider the company’s values, purpose and positive impact on society.
Talent Supervising Associate Julia-Anne Deypalan and Talent Associate Camille Joyce Pascual provided an overview of SGV, its service lines, careers and possible career paths. They discussed the Firm’s workplace environment and culture, emphasizing our Purpose and core values of integrity, excellence and leadership.
Consulting Associate Director Mark Andrew Chiu then talked about his SGV story, sharing how his team was able to assist clients in improving their processes and automation. He shared how he was able to pursue further studies and certifications with the Firm’s support. He also explained the various activities and corporate responsibility programs of SGV.
Consulting Partner and advisor to NFJPIA Conrad Alviz and Tax Senior Director Earvin Darren Lee also attended the event. The session concluded with an open forum where speakers addressed participant questions on the Firm’s hiring process and how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected work and internship opportunities.