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Jun Cuaresma is the Managing Partner & Chief Operating Officer of the Firm. He is also the Head of the People and Culture Group.

Jun has been in public accounting for his entire professional career. He has over 30 years of solid experience in the audit of local and international companies in various industries. He has significant involvement in major financial due diligence and acquisition audits, including privatization of certain government units. As a participant in P&A Grant Thornton's global exchange program, he worked in the United States for one year with one of the world’s leading international accounting firms. Jun also attended the Grant Thornton Global Conference held in various international locations organized by Grant Thornton International.

Sector Experience

Banking and finance, technology, manufacturing, mining, real estate, and services


  • Chairman, Philippine Auditing and Assurance Standards Council
  • Audit Committee and Affiliates Committee Co-Chair; Past Vice Chairman Affiliates, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines
  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Directors
  • Member; Past Director, Rotary Club of Makati West
  • Member, Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Alumni Association
  • Member, Employers Confederation of the Philippines
  • Member, FRSC
  • Member; Past President; Past ACPAPP Adviser, Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice
  • Member; Past Chairman & President, Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice Foundation, Inc.
  • Member; Past Vice-Chairperson for International Affairs Committee; Past Chairman for Performance Governance System Committee, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Member; Past Corporate Governance Committee Member, Management of Association of the Philippines
  • Past Council Member, Philippine Financial Reporting Standard Council
  • Past Working Committee 3 Leadership, ASEAN Federation of Accounts

Qualifications and Awards

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Accountancy Centenary Excellence Awardee, Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy
  • Distinguished Achievement Award; 75 Most Outstanding UE Alumni; Alumni Achiever Award, University of the East
  • ACPAPP's 2022 Honorary Life Membership; Lifetime Achievement Award; Leadership Appreciation Award (ACPAPP Foundation President 2014); Leadership Award (ACPAPP President 2013), Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice
  • PICPA's 2022 Honorary Life Membership; Presidential Award; Outstanding CPA in Public Practice; Outstanding 2020-2021 Committee Chairman; Special Achievement Awardee in International Professional Involvement; Plaque of Appreciation for Co-Chair of MMR Accountancy Week Committee; Certificate of Appreciation for Co-Chair of Special Projects/Ways and Means and Co-Chair for Sports Committee, Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Presidential Merit Award for Co-Chairman of Affiliates Committee and Financial Reporting Standards Council Representative, Financial Executives Institute of the Philippines
  • Conferment as ASEAN Certified Chartered Professional Accountant, ASEAN CPA
  • Outstanding Leadership and Contributions as Chairman of AFA Working Committee 3 focusing on capacity building of Professional Accountancy Organizations, ASEAN Federation of Accountants
  • Plaque of Recognition (received as Chairman of AASC), Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Founders Award, P&A Grant Thornton


  • Advanced Management Program, Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, USA
  • Pacific Rim Bankers Program, University of Washington, Seattle, USA
  • Master's degree in Management, Asian Institute of Management
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accountancy, Cum Laude, University of the East
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