Santos-Cua Accounting, Auditing, & Consulting Firm was founded middle of 2009 and is now nearing five and half years of existence covering a nationwide scope. Its Founder & CEO is accorded with three (3) professional licenses issued by the Professional Regulation Commission namely: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Real Estate Broker (REB), and Real Estate Appraiser (REA). She is graduating her Bachelor of Laws degree come March 2015. She earned her degree of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy and Masters in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Cagayan University, respectively. She was an academic scholar and dean’s list in UP. Her master’s degree was under the Local Scholarship Program, entitling her to earn the degree for just one (1) year. She was the past president of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Cagayan de Oro-Misamis Oriental Chapter and is now a member of the Council of Past Presidents and National Board of Association of CPAs in Public Practice (ACPAPP). PICPA National awarded her as National Young Achiever in 2009 and her chapter as Most Outstanding Chapter during her presidency in 2010. She is well-trained here and abroad on areas of Accounting, Auditing, Real Estate, International Standards Organization (ISO), and Forensic Accounting. She was awarded in London, United Kingdom on her certification as member of the International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA) where she is certified to audit ISO companies anywhere in the world. She was likewise awarded by a Delaware, USA based certification body of the Institute of Certified Forensic Accountants (ICrFA) as a Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA) where her presence can be called as expert witness on litigations concerning fraud. She is a regular speaker in advancing the profession of accountancy by conducting lectures on accounting and auditing with the Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce, a multi-awarded Chamber of Commerce Chapter in the Philippines as well as with the Rotary International District 3870, particularly Rotary Club of West Cagayan de Oro, where she was elected Treasurer after her return from the Student Exchange Program in Virginia, USA, the sole representative out of thirty (30) young professionals vying for said student exchange scholarship program. Her fields of concentration in the exchange program were on accounting, auditing, and real estate where she was given the opportunity to study the practice of accountancy and real estate professions in Virginia, USA providing her learning by experience vis-a-vis practice of accountancy and real estate professions in the Philippines. Said exposure equipped her with best practices in handling her Firm single-handedly operating four (4) offices in Manila, Cebu, Davao, and Cagayan de Oro cities in a nationwide scope.
In 2010 Santos-Cua AAC Firm created its first office outside Cagayan de Oro which is the Davao Office followed by offices in Cebu and Manila. To date, the Firm is manned with 30 people, majority of whom are experienced and competent Certified Public Accountants.
In order to meet the demands in raising the bar of excellence in the practice of profession, the Firm applied and was granted accreditations with the following accrediting bodies:
The Firm provides services to at least 500 client services in the country on audit and assurance services, internal audit and risk advisory services, tax advisory and compliance services, accounting and outsourcing services, corporate set-up and compliance services, BOI registration advisory and compliance services, audit & consultancy on ISO certifications, and forensic accounting.