CONSULTANTS & MANAGERS
Atty. Tirso A. Tejada
Tax Advisory Consultant
Tirso's expertise is in the fields of tax consultancy and advocacy and business law consultancy. He was formerly a Tax Principal at SGV & Co. where he was the head of the BIR and Customs Litigation Group. His experience includes a stint in teaching taxation, business law and other law related subjects.
Tirso obtained his law degree from Manuel L. Quezon University School of Law. He graduated with a Bachelor in Business Administration degree from the University of the East. He is also a graduate of the Top Management Program of the Asian Institute of Management.
Tirso is a member of the Philippine Bar as well as the Integrated Bar of the Philippines.
Albert G. Alba
Bert, a Certified Public Accountant, has over 30 years of experience in public accounting, 10 years of which was earned in an overseas assignment in Jakarta, Indonesia. He joined SGV & Co. as a Junior Auditor and rose from the ranks to head SGV branches in Bacolod and Iloilo and was assigned overseas for 10 years as the Technical Advisor of Drs. Utomo, Mulia & Co. He also has over 15 years experience as an entrepreneur in a family-owned market research company, a franchisee of an air courier company and as a finance manager of a semi-conductor company.
Bert has handled engagements and projects involving financial and statutory audits of small to large national and multinational companies in various industries, due diligence reviews for mergers and acquisition purposes, accounting and internal control system design and implementation, fraud investigations and other special projects. In addition to client engagement responsibilities, he was also involved in and eventually headed the Training and Quality Assurance Group of the Indonesian member firm of Arthur and Andersen S.C.
Bert has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, major in Accounting, from the University of Iloilo and is also a graduate of the Management Development Program of the Asian Institute of Management. He is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Madonna Mia S. Dayego
Mia has 16 years of combined experience in public accounting and internal auditing. Prior to joining USA & Co., she was an Audit Manager of Punongbayan & Araullo and Senior Auditor of BDO Seidman, LLP, CPAs and Consultants (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA office). Her audit assignments include companies engaged in trading, security brokerage, manning and recruitment, trucking and equipment manufacturing and rental, software development, real estate, insurance, pension fund and retirement plans, as well as non-profit organizations and rural banks.
Mia, a Certified Public Accountant, has a degree in Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Law from Polytechnic University of the Philippines, cum laude. She is a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dante R. Ricarte
Dante has 23 years of experience in internal and external auditing, accounting systems development, software development support, financial reporting and computerized accounting system implementation. His experience includes working at SGV & Co., as well as in companies located in the Middle East as Regional Controller, Finance Manager and Administrative and Personnel Manager.
He graduated from the Philippine School of Business Administration with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.