FERNANDO O. SANTOS
Director, Tax Advisory Services


A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Fernando is the Tax Director for Tax Advisory Services.

He started his career in Alas Oplas & Co. CPA's tax advisory department in June 2015 after he passed the CPA licensure examination in May 2015. During his stay in the Firm, he handled several audit clients which focus on Business Processing Outsource (BPO). Has been part and currently supervising the Self-Managed Super Fund (SMSF) Outsource Group, and the San Francisco, California, Tax Outsource for the preparation and review of 1065 & 990/990-EZ US Tax Returns.

In his six years of stay with the firm, he was able to develop his interpersonal skills and involve in several tax engagements such as tax assessments, tax treaty application, tax compliance review, and other tax matters. The knowledge he gained from different engagements he handled made him fully equipped not only in accounting works but also in Philippine regulatory compliance. Moreover, he represented the Firm in various speaking engagements specifically on topics about Philippine taxation and Bureau of Internal Revenue issuances and memorandums.

He took the examination for Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) and successfully earned level 1, 2 & 3 certification from the National Institute of Accounting Technicians.

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accountancy, Mapua University (Formerly: Mapua Institute of Technology), (Dean's Awardee)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Member, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
  • Member, National Institute of Accounting Technicians (NIAT)