GARRY S. PAGASPAS, CPA, LLB (Managing Partner)
With his more than ten (10) years of experience in professional practice, Garry rose to his position as the Managing Partner / Tax Partner of G. Pagaspas Partners & Co., CPAs (“GPP & Co., CPAs”).
His career in professional practice started and was honed for almost six (6) years of work experience in the tax division of a Law Firm (Bernaldo Directo & Po Law Offices, a sister firm of RS Bernaldo & Associates – correspondent of PFK International) where he was widely exposed to tax studies for tax savings and efficiency, advisory, reporting, independent CPA commissioning with the Court of Tax Appeals, tax assessments and compliance; and, corporate practice such as company registrations for local and foreign investors, capitalization restructuring, dividend applications, amendments of company registrations, and intellectual property registrations among clients in various industries such as realty, manufacturing, mining, insurance, business process outsourcing.
Prior to setting-up GPP & Co., CPAs, Garry joined with Alas Oplas & Co., CPAs (the former correspondent Firm of RSM International) as a Senior Tax Manager and with his notable performance in handling client concerns, he became its Tax Partner and Head of Tax Advisory Services. He has further enhanced his technical knowledge interacting with the international affiliate firms of RSM International on expatriate taxation, corporate structuring, transfer pricing in the Philippines, and in other fields of tax and accounting practice.
CECILE S. MAGLUNOB, CPA (Partner)
Cecile is almost a decade in the professional practice of accountancy in the country. Before rising as the Audit and Assurance Partner of G. Pagaspas Partners & Co., CPAs (“GPP & Co., CPAs”), Ces started her career in KPMG with the local counterpart RO Manabat & Co. (formerly Manabat Sanagustin & Co., CPAs), one of the Big Four accounting firms globally as a Financial Service Auditor under the specialized audit division for Financial Institutions such as universal banks, insurance companies and investment companies.
After working in KPMG, she devoted her three years in a mid-sized accounting firm as an Audit Supervisor and was promoted to an Audit Manager position a year after joining Alas, Oplas & Co., CPAs which was a former correspondent firm of RSM International currently a member of BKR International.
Ces was exposed in managing audit and advisory engagements in various industries such as manufacturing, trading, hotel, travel & tour, casino, online gaming, airline, mining, non-stock non-profit, cooperative, business process outsourcing, energy development and advertising both local and foreign Companies.