Sep 2018 - Chartered Insurance Institute
Head of Audit, IT & Finance
- Manila, Philippines
- [email protected]
A Certified Public Accountant, Certified Information Systems Auditor, Certified Internal Auditor, Certified Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Candidate, and a CII (Award) designee, I have more than 10 years of experience in financial management, insurance business operations, audit, information technology, corporate planning and general management.
Currently, I am a Board Member, Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) of AIG entities in the Philippines, Guam & Micronesia, overseeing finance functions in-country and in shared service centers in India. Prior to this appointment, I was the CFO of QBE Insurance in the Philippines, where I led the cleanup, reorganization and improvement in the financial operations of the Company.
I focused in insurance industry in 2010, when I started working for National Reinsurance Corporation (a publicly listed, composite insurance company, controlled by Yuchengco Group, BPI & GSIS, & affiliated with Asian Reinsurance Corporation). I headed various functions in Audit, Compliance, IT, Projects & Finance and initiated several transformation projects that led to: 400% increase in audit productivity in 2010; improvement in corporate governance rating from 64% to 87%, the highest in the industry and among the top 50 publicly-listed company in the country in 2011; 40% optimization in manpower leading to almost USD 1.1 million annual savings in 2013; and USD 0.2 million minimum annual savings in manpower and outsourcing expenses in 2014. This culminated with my appointment as Vice President and Head of Finance in 2016.
My career began at KPMG in 2006, as an Associate in Risk Advisory Services, where I was fast tracked to managerial level in less than 4 years. My involvement with the various high-profile engagements and clients gave me the opportunity to work outside the country (Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore) and collaborate with various clients of diverse nationalities and cultures.
Oversee the insurance operations and finance functions of the organizations in Philippines, Guam, & Micronesia markets (around 7 entities) and Guam Insurance Adjusters, Inc, covering controllership, investment, treasury and financial planning, and analysis. These include processes undertaken in-country and functions that are done in the AIG Finance Centers in India.
Member of the Board of Directors of AIG entities in Philippines, Guam & Micronesia
Responsible for establishing and controlling the financial systems and administrative services of the company, and providing financial information to Chief Executive, Board of Directors and Regional Management.
Ensures all Management, Financial accounting and Investment activities and administrative activities are performed to achieve its strategic goals.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Led the cleanup, reorganization and improvement in the financial operations of the Company.
CHIEF REGULATORY COMPLIANCE OFFICER - Concurrent (Mar 2017 - Feb 2018): Oversee regulatory compliance requirements of the organization, including representation and coordination to regulators.
Accountable for the administrative, financial, and risk management operations of the company, including the development of financial and operational strategy, metrics tied to that strategy, & the ongoing development and monitoring of control systems designed to preserve company assets and report accurate financial results. Also responsible for overseeing the operations of Management & Technical Accounting and directly managing Treasury and Office Services.
VP & HEAD OF TREASURY - Concurrent (Jul to Dec 2016) - provide overall direction and coordination to the treasury functions of the organization.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Sponsored almost 20 projects that resulted in significant improvement in operational efficiency of the function. Benefits include 33% improvement in receivable days and breakeven operating cash flow, after 8 years of negative flow.
SAVP & HEAD OF OFFICE SERVICES - Concurrent (Jan 2015 to Dec 2016): Responsible for day-to-day activities related to procurement, billing and record keeping, agency personnel management, and logistics within the organization.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Managed operating expenses which resulted in 20% lower than the prior year.
SAVP & HEAD OF COLLECTIONS - Concurrent (Nov 2015 to Jul 2016): Responsible for overseeing the collection efforts of approximately $130m accounts receivable balances.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Led and managed collection visits to 66 clients in less than 30 days. Established collection protocol, escalation and monitoring process, which led to achievement of annual target in one quarter.
SAVP, HEAD OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTING & CHIEF ACCOUNTING OFFICER (Jul 2015 - Jul 2016): Responsible for ensuring that all accounting and internal control requirements of the Corporation.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Led and managed improvements in the function. Benefits include minimum annual savings of almost USD 0.11 million.
SAVP & HEAD OF IT SERVICES - Concurrent (May 2014 to Jul 2016): Responsible for the management of all operational activities of the IT Services function, as well as provide direction and support for IT solutions that enhance mission-critical business operations. Works closely with decision makers within the Company to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the business. Manage the IT infrastructure of the Company, which includes SAP, Oracle, AS 400 and other in-house developed applications.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Initiated and led almost 55 projects that resulted to significant improvement in operational efficiency of the function. Benefits include minimum annual savings of USD 0.16 million.
SAVP & HEAD OF GENERAL SERVICES - Concurrent (Jan to Jul 2016): responsible for day-to-day activities related to procurement, billing and record keeping, agency personnel management, and logistics within the organization.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Initiated and led almost 52 projects that resulted in significant improvement in operational efficiency of the function. Benefits include minimum annual savings of USD 0.06 million.
SENIOR MANAGER & DEPUTY HEAD OF COMPLIANCE - Concurrent (May 2011 to Jun 2012): Responsible for the establishment and creation of Compliance unit that oversee regulatory and internal compliance requirements of the organization.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Assisted the Audit Committee of the Board in the establishment of Compliance and Governance function that led to improvement in corporate governance rating from 64% to 86.57%, the highest in the industry and among the top 50 publicly-listed company in the country in 2011
SENIOR MANAGER & DEPUTY HEAD OF INTERNAL AUDIT (Nov 2010 to Jun 2012): Responsible for the management of all internal audit engagements and reporting to the Audit Committee.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENT(S): Standardized internal audit methodology and working papers of the group that led to: 400% increase in productivity of the internal audit.
KEY MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS:
SUPERVISING SENIOR, PERFORMANCE & TECHNOLOGY (July 2009 - June 2010)
SENIOR AUDITOR / ADVISOR, RISK ADVISORY SERVICES (November 2008 - June 2009)
SENIOR ASSOCIATE - RISK ADVISORY SERVICES (Nov 2007 - Oct 2008)
ASSOCIATE - RISK ADVISORY SERVICES (Jun 2006 - Oct 2007)