Chams Villamora-Dacanay Senior Managing Consultant, Advisory Services Makati +63 (2) 8 988 2288


Chams Villamora-Dacanay is a Senior Managing Consultant of the Advisory Services Division of Punongbayan & Araullo (P&A Grant Thornton). Chams is primarily responsible for managing the overall conduct of the engagement, meeting overall contractual obligations and maintaining quality assurance.

Chams has been in public accounting since she started her professional career in 2009. She had a short stint as a Senior Associate under Financial Assurance and Advisory Services in an audit firm prior to joining P&A Grant Thornton. Overall, she has more than 10 years of combined experience external audit, internal audit, SOX testing, business process reviews, internal and external quality assessment reviews, control self-assessment, compliance reviews, financial management, information technology general and application controls review, information security reviews, project management, valuation and financial model audit, financial and information technology due diligence, and fraud reviews. Chams has an extensive experience in providing services to companies in various industries including banks, non-bank financial institutions, insurance, real estate, construction, mining, power, petroleum, utilities, transportation, retail, distribution, industrial manufacturing, food and beverage, financing, investment holding companies, BPOs, educational institutions and non-stock, not-for- profit organizations.

Professional Certifications

  • Certified public accountant

  • Certified internal auditor

  • Certified information systems auditor

  • Project management professional


  • Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants

  • Institute of Internal Auditors

  • Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Polytechnic University of the Philippines