Aldersgate College’s very own local chapter Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) wraps-up first ever 2-part Audit convention this April 5th, Wednesday.
The convention, themed “Kinaadman: The way to an auditor’s mind,” began last March 25 with an Audit Quiz Bee for interested 3rd and 4th year accountancy students. The 2nd part, “Audit Talks,” was a widely-inclusive activity with a topic centralized on auditing and the forms thereof touching subjects such as taxation, traits accountants must possess and some ideas that may serve as valuable information for the young aspiring accountants of AC.
The 2nd part of the event was open to all year levels of accountancy students, granted they were JPIA members. Having support from Engr. Romeo M. Bicad, Ph.D., CBMA Dean and Mrs. Anna Ria B. Beltran,CPA and the Assistant Dean and the collective efforts of JPIA’s Adviser, officers, members, and CBMA higher ups, the event went smoothly.
The “Audit Talks” have two resource speakers who are seasoned in their respective trades. Mr. Breznev Ivan Julva works with five companies in Florida, USA as an accountant, and is the concurrent DepEd administrative officer II, and Ms. Jean Ivory Pascual owns an auditing firm for freelancing. Both speakers made eye-opening remarks and lectures that granted the accountancy students a wider background and clearer foreground of their course.
Despite the date falling on the start of a long weekend, the students without a doubt, showed support for their organization’s pushing through of the first ever event with enthusiasm. Truly synonymous to the theme Kinaadman, meaning Wisdom or knowledge, something that all students should aspire to attain.
“What made it successful is the participation of all the students of the BSA Program combined with the good leadership of its officers. Kahit walang pasok, I saw the commitment and the passion of a CPA dream and I really appreciate that so much. Thanks to all of you.” said Mr. Dave Mark L. Limson, CPA, Local Chapter Adviser of the JPIA.
“To be honest, happy ako na nabigyan ang AC-JPIA ng chance to conduct the seminar. For me kasi, as a 4th year BSA student, na-experience ko na ‘tong mga bagay na ‘to and as the Local Chapter President, I also want the members to experience this kind of event and learn from it. Grabe yung saya kasi all our efforts paid off because naging maayos and I would say successful yung outcome. So thankful din ako because the JPIAns participated actively. Kahit na walang pasok kanina, nasa school sila to attend the seminar. Kita mo na agad na they are willing to learn and they want to know more about auditing in the real world. And hoping ako na mas nagising yung JPIAn spirit sa kanila to continue and pursue their CPA dream,” a long remark by Mr. Mharvin De Luna Lee, AC-JPIA President.
The latter part of the event consisted of a meeting then to the SSGP cup and the much-awaited Gahala night. Two of the last events of the JPIA that hopes to further solidify the bonds of the said organization with its members, advisers, and officers.#
Article & Photos by: Curt Justine L. Yambao, Feature/ Opinion Editor
Photos credit to: AC JPIA ( Facebook Page)