by Edmie Ann Espuerta
Mach 17, 2019 – Regional Federation of Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (RFJPIA) – X and CARAGA held the 1st Regional Academic Conference (RAC) at Grand Caprice Hotel, Cagayan de Oro City with the theme ACCELERATE: Transcending Adversities through Effective Education and Communication.
The RAC was a one-day event conducted in order to inform the students of BS Accountancy and other related courses of the latest updates in the accounting field including IFRS 17 – Insurance Contracts; IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with Customers; RA 11232 – Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines; and RA 11213 – Tax Amnesty Act among others. Event partners were SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. and Reyes Tacandong & Co.
The conference was made possible through the initiative of the Regional Council to achieve the organization’s goal of providing its members activities that will actively hone their capabilities as future professionals. Invited speakers were Atty. Jessieh Rey B. Curammeng, CPA, CIA, JD for the Revised Corporation Code of the Philippines and IFRS 15; Gay S. Malolot, CPA for the Tax Amnesty Act; and Dr. Heidi Grace D. Mendoza, CPA for the Career Talk regarding accountancy as a profession.
This event was actively participated by the members of RFJPIA – X and CARAGA. “Even with the hectic schedule, the council really wanted to push through with the event because we wanted our constituents to keep updated with the changes in the accounting profession and CPALE syllabus that will help them in their quest for the CPA title,” said by the regional president, Sheena V. Cuizon.