Willa hails from the Philippines and has worked in the USA for more than 15 years with experience in the areas of accounting and auditing. She previously worked as an auditor in KPMG LLP and Ernst and Young, LLP, two of the biggest accounting firm, as an assistant accounting manager in Prudential, an insurance company and as an independent consultant for Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy, a non-profit organization.
Willa has more than 10 years of audit working experience in non-profit organizations, non-governmental agencies and New York City agencies (e.g. Department of Transportation, Department of Youth and Community Development). Her non-profit clients include organizations that provide social services, senior and children centers, a museum and private foundations/associations.
Willa has a very good working knowledge of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), U.S. Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). She is proficient in all areas of accounting and auditing for non-profit organization and government agencies, including the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133 which sets standards and requirements for entities that receive federal grants. She can prepare periodic financial statements, including budgets and forecasts. She advises clients on issues relating to accounting and transactions to conform to relevant accounting standards and pronouncements. She evaluates internal controls, informs management on possible areas of improvements and suggests ways of doing business more efficiently and recommends best practices to clients.
Willa has a master degree on Business Administration and a bachelor degree in Commerce major in Accounting. She currently works with one of the top accounting firms in the U.S. She holds a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license in the State of New York and is committed to social entrepreneurs and nonprofit organizations developing excellent financial management tools and practices.
Willa is an active member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and NY State Society of Certified Public Accountant (NYSSCPA).