December 7, 2023

UB Accountancy OJT Students and JPIA Organized a Webinar Underscoring the Paramount Importance of Accounting Basics in the Workforce

Resource speaker Ms. Claudine Nicole Valenzuela, CPA, CB, RCA, CAT, gracing the Zoom virtual stage
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Together with the University of Baguio (UB) Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA), the On-the-job (OJT) Accountancy Students organized an insightful webinar centered on the basics of accounting.

The webinar, titled “Back to Basics: Bringing it Back to the Basics of Accounting”, took place via a lively Zoom session on Saturday, November 18, 2023, from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. The distinguished speaker was a UB alumna, Ms. Claudine Nicole Valenzuela, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) who is currently an audit senior at Mazars in Malta and the Regional Council Adviser for National Federation of JPIA (NFJPIA) of Region 1 & the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR). Ms. Valenzuela contributed her extensive experience and offered priceless insights into the practical application of basic accounting principles.

The organizers with the SBAA student participants and the speaker Ms. Valenzuela

Dr. Candido M. Perez, CPA, the OJT coordinator and program chair of Accountancy, set the tone in his introductory remarks. The interactive session went above and beyond standard discussions with the inclusion of an engaging icebreaker and the chance to compete for cash prizes courtesy of UB JPIA. UB’s School of Business Administration and Accountancy (SBAA) seamlessly integrated this webinar with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (UN-SDG) 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth.

The recently conducted webinar, “Back to Basics: Bringing it Back to the Basics of Accounting,” not only delved into the foundational principles of accounting but also strengthened the students’ grasp of its fundamental concepts, in line with the university’s core mission. This strategic emphasis on practical application aligns with the university’s commitment to fostering well-equipped professionals for the global stage.

This partnership between 4th year students and UB JPIA had the goal of enhancing accounting principles knowledge while offering UB students useful guidance and techniques that will be essential for their future professional aspirations. With her encouraging words, Ms. Fritzel Diale, President of the UB-JPIA, brought the program to a close.

Written by Winnie Givera and Krizzia Mae Astronomia

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