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Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The National Organization of Certified Public Accountants

Career Resources

Career Resources

Initial Professional Development

Watch Florenz C. Tugas, PhD and Allan Frank B. Silva as they talk about the Initial Professional Development towards becoming a Certified Public Accountant.

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Proposed Amendments to the Philippine Accountancy Act

Through the Professional Regulatory Board of Accounting (BOA) and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), several amendments to the Philippine Accountancy Act have been proposed in order for the profession to remain responsive and relevant.

E-Meet the Examiner: CPALE in the New Normal

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About Becoming an ASEAN CPA

Becoming an ASEAN CPA means you can take advantages of the demand for accountants in the ASEAN member nations without having to undergo extensive re-training or re-qualification procedures.

Applicant's Checklist

  • Letter of intent
  • Duly accomplished Application Form
  • Proof of professional practice of not less than 3 years
  • Photocopy of valid PRC Professional Identification Card
  • Certificate of No Pending Case from the PRC Legal Service
  • Certificate for ASEAN CPA Registration from the A.P.O.
  • Certificate of CPD Compliance from the CPD Council
  • Recent two (2) passport size pictures with name tag (in white background and coat and tie for men; blazer for women)
  • Payment of prescribed fees

1. Two (2) copies of the accomplished application forms, including copies of all supporting documents must be submitted;
2. Legal size (8 ½” x 13”) of paper shall be used throughout; photocopies of large documents shall be reduced accordingly.
3. Each set shall be submitted in ring-bound with table of contents, tabs and paged accordingly.
4. All applications must be originally-signed by the applicant and shall be filed at the nearest PRC Regional Office-Regulations Division.

Testimonial Event

PICPA, in partnership with IIA-Philippines, held a Testimonial Event for CPAs who successfully passed the 2020 Certified Internal Auditor Challenge Examination (CCE). To continue the exposure of CPAs to international certifications, we will also witness the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between PICPA and IIA-Philippines.

The Certified Internal Auditor Challenge Examination (CCE) enables Philippine CPAs to take the one-part 150 questions exam instead of the three-part examination.

PICPA encourages CPA members to register and explore taking international certification and become a Certified Internal Auditor.

Application for Examination

On its 2nd year, PICPA partnered with IIA-Philippines to enable its CPAs acquire the Certified Internal Auditor title via a One Part CIA Challenge Examination.

The Institute of Internal Auditors has identified PICPA to offer the CIA Challenge. The CIA® Challenge Exam is a limited offering to PICPA members only of recognized Qualified Accounting Bodies at a specific timeline comprising 150 multiple choice questions (English only) based on publicly listed syllabi. This is expected to take three (3) hours to complete.

For Philippine CPAs, the requirements are:

  • PICPA issued Certificate of Membership in Good Standing – please submit your request using this link https://bit.ly/PICPA_request_form
  • Latest and Valid PRC issued license
  • Online Character Reference

If you have questions, please contact certification@iia-p.org

For the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) please click this link https://bit.ly/CIAChallenge_FAQs

For the CIA Challenge Syllabi, please click this link https://bit.ly/CIAChallengeSyllabi

National Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants

NFJPIA is the largest student organization in the Philippines with over 66,510 members composing of accountancy and accounting-major students. The NFJPIA was created in 1983 under the auspices of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants to serve as a link between the accountancy students and their professional counterparts. It is the largest student organization in the Philippines with over 66,510 members composing of accountancy and accounting-major students. Being the only national organization of accountancy students, it is tasked with organizing its members into a relevant sector of the business community. With that in mind, the Federation is committed in training advocates of development and innovations through knowledge by promoting fellowship among member school.

To date, NFJPIA has more than 45,000 members distributed among its 300+ accredited Local Chapters nationwide. Through the years, the organization has received special citations from PICPA, its mother organization, and various accounting firms. In 1998, during the convention of the ASEAN Federation of Accountants held in Manila, NFJPIA has been recognized for its invaluable contributions during the convention. In the Federation Year 1998-1999, NFJPIA received a Diamond Year Award from PICPA, for its support in the fulfillment of its objectives to strengthen the bond between JPIA and PICPA.

NFJPIA continues to organize seminars, symposia, workshops, conferences, quiz bowls, and other interscholastic functions through its Regional Councils and National Conventions. It has likewise sponsored parties, concerts, sports fests, and other projects intended to achieve its maiden objectives. But more importantly, NFJPIA, has heeded the call of social responsibility and civil consciousness by extending to the key members of society trapped in the bondage of destitution – the youth.


The Search for Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines (SOASP) is an annual, nationwide competition for accountancy students. It aims to recognize the best accounting students in the country through a series of qualifying written and oral examinations.

22nd SOASP Signing of Memorandum of Agreement

Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), P&A Foundation Inc., and the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Commerce and Industry (ACPACI) recently launched the 22nd Search for Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines (SOASP) with the signing of Memorandum of Agreement on 22October 2020 at the PICPA Office.

Present during the signing were P&A Foundation Inc. trustees Leonardo Cuaresma, Jr. and Michael Gallego, PICPA Vice President for Operations Jill Santos, ACPACI National President Walter Abela, Jr. and ACPACI Past President Edward Roguel. Virtually present were PICPA President Lope Bato, Jr., PICPA Executive Director Estelita Aguirre and PICPA National Sectoral Director for Education Allan Frank Silva.

22nd SOASP Champion - Butch Warren Hojas

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In this video, Butch Warren Hojas, the 22nd Search for the Outstanding Accounting Students of the Philippines (SOASP) champion, considers failures as necessary stepping stones to success. He also believes that a strong faith in God, coupled with hard work, can help us achieve our dreams.


Post your job vacancies here

We encourage companies and sponsors to post their job vacancies here in our website.


Please send a formal Request Letter for job posting to the PICPA Executive Director with the following details:
1. Name of Company
2. Complete Address
3. Contact Numbers
4. Contact Person
5. Email
6. Accountancy positions only, job description and requirements (in WORD or PDF format).

All approved requests will be posted on our website under CAREER OPPORTUNITIES free of charge for one (1) month.
Posting rate, if approved by the PICPA Board is subject to change without prior notice.

Request for Members’ Directory List are not allowed anymore.


Position Company start date end date
Accountant II Office of the Vice President
7th Floor Ben-Lor Building
1184 Quezon Ave., Quezon City
14-Dec-21 15-Jan-22
Internal Auditor Philippine Bank of Communications
PBCOM Tower, 6795 Ayala Ave. corner V. A. Rufino Street
Makati City, Philippines 1226
(02) 8830-7000 local 7092
Contact Person: Jillian Therese Campos
15-Dec-21 16-Jan-22
Accounting Supervisor Caledonian International Corporation
Caledonian Building, 4384 Montojo St., Bgy. Tejeros
1204 Makati City Philippines
(+632) 898-1249 to 53 / Fax (+632) 897-3815
Contact Person: Jen Montenegro
21-Dec-21 22-Jan-22
Company Profile

Finance Supervisor / Accounts Payable Specialist

Melco Factory Automation Philippines, Inc.
128 Lopez-Rizal Sts., Bgy. Highway Hills
Mandaluyong City
(+632) 8256-8042 / Fax (+632) 8637-2294
Contact Person: Maan Dela Torre
22-Dec-21 23-Jan-22
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Accounting Supervisors

Staffhouse International Resources Corporation
43 Westpoint Street, Bgy. E. Rodriguez
Cubao, Quezon City
(+63) 917-6539106 / (+632) 8913-3333
Contact Person: Rachel Cinco / Diane Lane Granado / Aina Liwanag
29-Dec-21 30-Jan-22