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About Us

About UsValles Vendiola LLP is a limited liability partnership in the state of New York. We are the largest Filipino-owned firm of certified public accountants in the eastern United States. Both partners and most of its staff have gained public accounting experience from Ernst & Young and other renowned accounting firms in the country.

About UsThe Firm is duly registered with the University of the State of New York Education Department. The Firm is also a member in good standing of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants. The Firm is a Prequalified CPA Firm with the New York City Controller’s Office and certified as Minority Business Enterprise and Women Business Enterprise by the Empire State Development Corporation.

External Peer Review Program

In the External Peer Review Program of the AICPA, the Firm has consistently received unqualified opinion in the last five reviews (each review covering a 3-year period), attesting that our Firm has met the objectives of quality control standards established by the AICPA and had complied with them during the period under review to provide reasonable assurance of confirming with professional standards in the conduct of that practice. A copy of the latest Peer Review Report on the Firm covering the fiscal year ended September 30, 2011 is included in our proposal. The report which expressed an unqualified opinion was dated March 19, 2012 and was accepted by the AICPA on May 31, 2012. Review reports presented below.

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The Partners

Jaena Hermosilla-Valles, CPA, CGMA, Partner

Jaena Valles is responsible for the personnel, finance, accounting, and marketing of the firm. She has over fifteen years of experience in public accounting, internal auditing, and corporate controllership. Prior to the formation of the firm, she worked as a senior auditor of Sycip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (SGV, Ernst & Young Global), Lucas,Tucker CPA and American Express. She was the Chief Operating Officer and Controller of Weeplay Apparel. She has worked as Vice-President of C&P Homes (largest real estate company listed in the Phil Stock Exchange). She graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree in University of San Carlos, Cebu, Philippines. She served as the President of AFAA New York chapter, and is currently the auditor of the National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants, member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the Treasurer of the Lay Ecclesial Team of the Apostolate for Family Consecration.

Gilberto “Gil” Vendiola, CPA, MBA, CGMA, CFE, Managing Partner

Gil is the Managing Partner since July 2011. He has over 35 years of experience in public accounting, commerce and industry which has made him a well-rounded professional. He was formerly audit manager at SGV & Co. (Ernst & Young Global), chief financial officer of various manufacturing companies, chief executive officer of a packaging company, and chief operating officer of a commercial bank. He was also professor of Finance and Operations Management at the Graduate School of Business of De La Salle University in Manila. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Management from the Asian Institute of Management and was a recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award in recognition of his exemplary performance in business. Gil is currently the director of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants and director of the Association of Filipino-American Accountants (AFAA).