ISFFA Newsletter

Empowering Tomorrow's Leaders Today!

Q4 2014


national conference event photos

"The whole event was very inspiring!" "Siimon was really great! All his topics why leaders fail are true." "I love the energy of all the speakers and presenters." "Good networking, solid program!"

ISFFA Leadership/Mentorship


By Philomel Pena

Assistant Director, Banking & Treasury Services,

University of California (UC), Office of the President

Board Member, ISFFA National

Filipinos in The Big 4

By Arthur Mendoza

Principal, PwC Financial Services Transfer Pricing Leader

Advisor, ISFFA San Francisco

"The road to partner is long and hard. Each individual must find his or her own path."

Introducing: More Filipino Directors/Partners in the Big 4

ISFFA Scholarship

AICPA Scholarship Award for Minority Accounting Students

ISFFA congratulates the 2014 AICPA scholarship recipients :

The AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students provides competitive awards to outstanding full time undergraduate minority students at regionally accredited institutions to encourage their: selection of accounting as a major, entry into the profession and ultimately achieving the CPA designation.

Program deadline: April 1

AICPA offers several scholarship opportunities and you may be eligible to apply to one of them. For more information, please visit


Bantay Bata (Child Watch)

ISFFA San Francisco (SF) shared the compassion and the joy of Christmas through singing Christmas carols from one beautiful home to another. The "ISFFAntastic Christmas Carols of 2014" gave smile to mentors and their families, friends of ISFFA and their families and senior homes in the Bay Area. The recipients of the proceeds include ABS-CBN Foundation International's Bantay Bata 163 allowing ISFFA SF an opportunity to aid a child in her journey to continuing her education and sustain her school needs

ISFFA SF Chapter is sponsoring a child to school through the Bantay Bata (Child Watch) program of ABS-CBN Foundation


"The International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA) is a nonprofit 501(c) 3 public benefit corporation whose primary goal is to assist, educate, train and mentor emerging professionals, both domestically as well as globally. We live by a set of shared values and adhere to the highest ideals of professionalism and ethical behavior in the spirit of integrity, commitment to social responsibility, discipline and solidarity".

For more information about ISFFA, please visit our national website at