Our Leaders

Reyes Tacandong & Co. was founded by true leaders – headed by a visionary whose guiding principles lead the firm towards its objectives and a pathfinder who serves as a road map to where the firm hopes to become. We are led by prominent professionals with admired competence that pushes the firm be a stronghold of excellence in providing professional services in the Philippines.

JOEL L. TAN-TORRES
Partner, Tax Services
 

Joel was Commissioner of Internal Revenue from 2009 to 2010. Prior to that, he was a partner of the Tax Consulting Group at SGV. He was with the BIR from 1980 to 1996 where he served as Assistant Commissioner for Management & Planning, Chief of International Tax Affairs Division, Member, Philippine Tax Treaty Negotiation Panel, and Technical Assistant to the Commissioner. He specializes in tax advisory, compliance, and advocacy matters.  He handles cases at the  Bureau of Internal Revenue, Board of Investments, and the Department of Finance.  Joel organizes tax seminars including seminars on family wealth planning and international taxation.

 

Joel  has a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines, where he graduated cum laude. He has an MBA degree from the University of the Philippines. He completed the International Tax Program and the Program on Information Technology for Fiscal Systems in Harvard University.  He has also completed the Asian Tax Program from the University of the Philippines.  He is completing his Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of the Philippines.

 

He ranked number 1 in the 1979 Philippine Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination. He is a member of the Tax Management Association of the Philippines and the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Joel is the Chairman of the Board of Accountancy of the Philippines.

 

FELIZA A. PERALTA

Partner, Tax Services

 

Lizette has over 30 years of experience in the accounting profession—11 of those years as a tax partner of the Tax Compliance Group at SGV. She was country head of Business Tax Compliance of SGV, and a member of its Management and Operations Committees. She has provided tax compliance services, tax due diligence reviews and tax audits of various clients in different industries. She also advises clients in areas of domestic tax compliance, tax structuring as well as tax planning. Her clients include those in the following industries: semiconductors, electronics, construction, consultancy services, call centers, telecommunications, general manufacturing, power generation and distribution, utilities, among others.

 

Lizette has a degree in Business Administration and Accountancy from the University of the Philippines, where she graduated summa cum laude. She took her MBA at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, graduated with distinction and was named a Palmer Scholar for having graduated in the top 5% of her class. She placed 2nd in the 1986 Philippine Certified Public Accountant Licensure Examination.

 
 

BELINDA B. FERNANDO

Partner, Audit Services

 

Bel has over 25 years of experience in providing financial audit, due diligence, and other assurance services to local and multinational clients. She was a partner at SGV and handled audit clients in different industries such as international port operations, utilities, power generation and distribution, real estate, technology and communications, business process outsourcing, manufacturing, food and retail chains, consumer products, freight and logistics. She has also handled audit engagements with Filipino companies with international operations in locations such as China, Europe, and South America.

 

Bel is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated cum laude at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines in 1988, earning a degree of Bachelor in Accountancy. She attended the 76th Executive Development Program in Kellogg School of Management at the Northwestern University, Illinois, USA in 2009 and the Executive MBA Program of the Asian Institute of Management  in 2004-2005. Bel received the SGV Special Sycip Award twice for being an outstanding performer.

 

HAYDEE R.  ARCENAS

Partner, Audit Services

 

Bambee was formerly a partner at SGV with over 25 years experience of audit practice, serving multinational and national clients in various industries with specialization in media and broadcasting, power generation, manufacturing and semiconductor industries. She has performed financial audits, due diligence reviews and acquisition audits in accordance with Philippine, United States and Singapore Generally Accepted Auditing Standards. 

 

She handled the cross border transactions (i.e. initial public offering & bond offerings) and conversion to International Financial Reporting Standards of various local and multinational companies. She was assigned as an audit manager in Singapore for two years and a regular facilitator in internal staff training programs, like IFRS and audit methodology in SGV. 

 

Bambee is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from St. Scholastica’s College in 1989.

 

CAROLINA P. ANGELES

Partner, Audit Services
 

Carol was a partner at SGV with an extensive 25 years of audit practice handling engagements in various industries like real estate, entertainment/broadcasting, shipping, services (including business process outsourcing companies), holding companies, healthcare, transportation and manufacturing.  

 

Aside from handling audit engagements, she has performed a number of financial due diligence engagements related to initial public offerings and bond offerings. She handled several publicly listed clients and several engagements involving group of companies in highly diversified business. She spearheaded various multinational engagements where she took the lead in resolving complex issues with other Ernst & Young offices. She attended several management development programs locally and abroad both as a participant and instructor.  She has worked as an audit manager in Singapore for two years. 

 
Carol is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated with distinction from the Philippine School of Business Administration (PSBA).
 

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