SONIA E. DE GUZMAN
972-***-**** * email@example.com
Analytical and detail oriented certified public accountant with forty years of experience, demonstrating success and accomplishments in the areas of controllership, full accounting cycle, financial analyses, budgeting, project evaluation, office administration, teaching and consulting.
ABRPhil Construction & Development Corporation Manila, Philippines 05/2015 to 02/2019
Senior Accountant (full time employment)
The company is a newly formed corporation engaged in general construction (residential houses, building and roads. Among the responsibilities were:
Trained/supervised the accounting staff in the performance of their respective functions such as the full accounting cycle, receivables and payables management, project costs monitoring, monthly preparation of financial statements, financial analyses and budget preparation.
Analyzed monthly performance data using internal and external data sources and identify problems and actionable opportunities.
Negotiated with clients on project pricing
Handled problem accounts of the company. Met with decision makers of debtors to unearth problem and negotiated with payment arrangements.
Handled income tax assessment and negotiation with the Bureau of Internal Revenue examiners
Resource speaker, lecturer and business mentor 07/1997 to 12/2018
A.As a resource speaker
(in seminars, both public and in-house)
For public seminars, participants/attendees ranged from 100 to 2,000. In many instances, gotten as a consultant by companies/entrepreneurs after her talks. Subjects handled are:
Finance for Non-Finance
Accounting for Non – Accountants
Financial Statement Preparation
Financial Analysis and Interpretation
Credit, Billings and Collections; Accounts Receivable Management
Business Start-up Process
B. As a university lecturer Pasig City, Philippines 06/2004 to 12/2018
University of Asia and the Pacific
Taught accounting, finance, managerial accounting, and auditing.
B.Business mentor 06/2004 to 12/2018
As a business mentor to business students, handled a group of students and guided them from idea generations, marketing, operations, finance and actual running of the business. Sat in the panel during presentations
O. V. Roy Construction, Inc. Manila, Philippines 04/1995 to 06/1997
(Full time employment)
The company was a triple A (highest category of a construction firm) company in the Philippines engaged in construction of buildings and warehouses, employing more than a thousand employees and laborers.
Coordinated the day to day running of the Accounting department and the Human Resource Department.
Financial statement preparation
Financial analysis and reporting
Project costs monitoring
Budget preparation and monitoring
Anticipated and optimized cash flow requirements.
Handled income tax matters.
Noteworthy achievement was her success in negotiating with one big client to practically fund the construction of its own 200-million-peso project thereby saving the company in the form of non-cash outlay until the completion of the project. This was done through her persuasion from the client to give a big amount of down payment coupled with speedy billing and collections of the progress billings.
R. C. DE GUZMAN TRADING Manila Philippines 06/1990 to 04/1995
(Family owned business)
Handled the treasury and accounting function of the business of the business
Trained and supervised the accounting staff in the full accounting cycle
Negotiated with suppliers for better credit terms
Accounts receivable management
Accounts payable management
Private Development Corporation of the Philippine Makati, Philippines 01/1972 to 05/1990
Financial Planning Manager
(Full time employment)
The company was the leading development financing company in the Philippines and the sole conduit of the multiple currency funds from the Asian Development Bank and the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development. It was likewise engaged in underwriting activities, investment banking and had for its subsidiaries an insurance brokerage firm and a consulting company.
Started from the ranks and progressively occupied more responsible position in the Controller’s Office. Very knowledgeable in ALL facets of accounting jobs. Jobs handled at different position levels were as follows:
Performed check and voucher preparation
Did bookkeeping jobs
Prepared appropriate journal entries and posted these to the general ledger
Conducted month-end and year-end closing process
Prepared monthly financial reporting packages including P & L, balance sheet and its associated schedules
Financial analyses including creation of timely and relevant reports on financial data analytics, variance analysis of actual performance against budget
Led departmental forecasting and budgeting efforts, prepared summaries for the approval of the board of directors.
Prepared reports submitted to the Board of Directors, creditors and other regulatory requiring bodies
Did bank reconciliations, cash flow and tax planning
Ensured compliance with financial policies, internal controls and GAAP
Developed, implemented modified when needed standard work procedures, templates and other companywide tools and procedures
Attended to income tax assessment and did negotiations with the examiners of the Bureau of Internal Revenue
Had thirty-staff under her supervision composed of four sections namely (i) general accounting and payroll (ii) Project loans accounting, billings and collections (iii) budget preparation and monitoring, financial analysis and reporting; and (iv) fund management;
Supervised the accounting functions of the two subsidiaries – an insurance brokerage and a consulting firm.
Inhelder Corporation Manila, Philippines 05/1970 to 12/1971
(Full time employment)
The company was a wholly owned subsidiary of an American firm engaged in the distribution of pharmaceutical products nationwide in the Philippines.
Assisted the Sr. Fiscal analyst in the financial analysis and in the preparation of the monthly variance reports for submission to the head office based in United States.
Assisted in budget preparation and monitoring
Did the Profit and Loss Statement of the thirteen regions where the products of the company were distributed.
Masters in Management 06/1981 to 03/1982
Asian Institute of Management
Makati City, Philippines.
Pursued this course as a full scholar.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration 06/1965 to 03/1969
Major in Accounting, Cum Laude
University of the East
Very fluent in English. Has an excellent communication skills both written and verbal. Able to deal with people from different levels of the organization and from different cultures.
Knows Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook. Had experience in customized accounting software.
Topnotcher, National Examination on Mutual Fund given by the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Philippines.
Director, Philippine Marketing Association, the premier marketing association in the Philippines. Held directorship positions in her six-year stint as director. It was during her term as treasurer that the association was able to buy its own condominium-office unit because of her prudent fund management.
Accredited reviewer of Junior Achievers Philippines for students who will take up the Registered Business Professional