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P&A auditor tops worldwide CIA exams

P&A auditor tops worldwide CIA exams

Duchess Marie Cruz (second from right), senior staff member of P&A, brought home the gold medal in the November 2005 licensure examinations for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA) by obtaining the highest overall rating among 21,000 examinees worldwide. 

Also shown in photo are (from left): Ben Punongbayan, P&A’s Chairman & CEO; Lily Linsangan, Head of Audit & Assurance; and Fred Damian, Head of HR & Communication.

Cruz obtained her bachelor’s degree in accountancy, magna cum laude, from the University of the East-Caloocan. She passed the October 2002 national licensure examinations for certified public accountants and joined P&A later that year. She is now a senior auditor of the Business Risk Services (BRS) Group, the unit that handles internal audit and technology risk management engagements.

Nine other P&A auditors passed the CIA examinations: Jasper Antolin, Nick Buscato, Carolyn Cabanit, Deogracias Pante, Joy Payongayong, Mariam Suson, Marilyn Tuano, Dennis Villamin and Jameama Yap.