Benjamin Punongbayan Founder Makati +63 (2) 8988 2210 +63 918 901 6945

Experience

Ben is a leader in the Philippine accounting profession, with over 60 years of experience in public accounting. In 1988, he founded Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A). Today, P&A Grant Thornton is one of the largest public accounting firms in the Philippines, with 23 partners, over 900 staff members, and four offices around the country.

Memberships

  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Former President)
  • Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (Former President)

  • Management Association of the Philippines (Former Governor and Treasurer)
  • Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Director and Internal Auditor)
  • Rotary Club of Makati East (Former President)
  • Audit & Assurance Standards Council (Former Chairman)

Qualifications

  • Certified Public Accountant

Awards

  • Outstanding Professional of the Year in the Field of Accountancy, Professional Regulation Commission
  • Hall of Fame Award, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice
  • Most Outstanding CPA in Public Practice, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Outstanding Manilan of the Year, City of Manila
  • Diamond Jubilee Outstanding Alumnus, Far Eastern University
  • Outstanding Alumni Awardee, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
  • Anvil Award of Merit, Public Relations Society of the Philippines, for the publication New Accounting Standards and Income Tax Reporting: A Study of Differences

Education

  • Master’s degree in Business Administration, Wharton Graduate School, University of Pennsylvania
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Far Eastern University
  • Associate in Commercial Science with Highest Honors, Philippine College of Commerce (now Polytechnic University of the Philippines)

Publications

  • Co-author, New Accounting Standards and Income Tax Reporting: A Study of Differences
  • Various commentaries published in BusinessWorld and The Manila Times