‘Accountants critical in business’  

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Posted on May 27 2019

A ranking official of one of the largest companies in the western Pacific underscored the importance of accountants during a recent accountancy and leadership seminar on island.

Speaking at an accounting seminar of the Marianas Institute of Filipino CPAs and Accountants last Saturday at the Pedro P. Tenorio Multi-Purpose Center in Susupe, Glicerio “Eli” Arago, who is senior vice president and chief finance officer of TanHoldings Corp., said: “A business cannot move without accountants because [their important role] is to present and evaluate critical financial statements.”

Arago, who is also the Philippine honorary consul to the CNMI, is an accountant by profession and he shared what he has learned through his many years of experience as an accountant. He focused on many topics such as leadership values, variance analysis, and management accounting.

He believes it is important to share his experiences because “it’s not easy to learn leadership values and management accounting from books.” He is grateful to have the opportunity to speak to over 100 participants about businesses and accounting.

Barney’s Pizza accountant Armala Ham said she was “very impressed with [Arago’s] knowledge of management, finance, accounting, and so much more.”

Angelita Mamaril, the 2019-2020 MIFICPA president, was elated by the big turnout of participants. Usually, MIFICPA seminars have less than 100 participants, but last Saturday’s seminar was different. She hopes to sustain these types of seminars for their members.

 
MD: The senior vice president of one of the largest companies in the western Pacific underscored the importance of accountants during a recent accountancy and leadership seminar on island.
 
KW: Glicerio “Eli” Arago, MIFICPA, leadership and accountancy seminar.

Reica Ramirez
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