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P&A Grant Thornton introduces 2 new partners

P&A GRANT THORNTON, one of the leading audit, tax, advisory, and outsourcing firms in the Philippines, is proud to announce the admission to the Firm’s Partnership of Yusoph “Yu” A. Maute and Edcel U. Costales. They will both be joining the Partnership under the Audit and Assurance Practice Area effective July 1, 2022.

A Certified Public Accountant, Mr. Maute has been in public accounting since he started his professional career with the Firm in 2011. He has extensive experience in the audit of local and multinational companies across various industries including banking and finance, gaming and leisure, power and other utilities, retail, leasing operations, stockbrokers and dealers in securities, business process outsourcing, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, logistics and non-stock, non-profit organizations.

He regularly conducts seminars about the Firm’s audit methodology, as well as on International Financial Reporting Standards and has been part of the Audit and Assurance Quality Control team. Before being admitted to the Partnership, he was part of the Firm’s Risk Management Group and a Project Director of P&A for a Cause, a unit under the P&A Foundation, Inc., the corporate social responsibility arm of the Firm. In 2018, Yu was recognized as an Emerging Leader at Grant Thornton International's GT Experience Award.

Mr. Maute earned his degree in accountancy, magna cum laude, from Baliuag University, Baliuag, Bulacan. In 2019, he completed his Master in Business Administration (MBA), with distinction, from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) as a P&A scholar.  As part of AIM’s student  exchange program, Yu completed the last term of his MBA at HEC Paris School of Management in France.

Similarly, Mr. Costales is a Certified Public Accountant who has been with the Firm since his graduation from college in 2010. He took on the helm as Lead Manager of one of the sub-groups of the  Firm’s Audit and Assurance practice and was one of the senior managers in-charge of training. Throughout his career, he has acquired extensive experience in various industries such as health care services, business process outsourcing, retail and distribution, real estate, construction, oil, manufacturing, television and other service-related industries.

He completed his degree in accountancy, cum laude, from the University of Northern Philippines, Vigan, Ilocos Sur. As part of the Firm’s professional development program, he participated in the Grant Thornton (GT) Emerging Leader Program, along with participants from other GT member firms, in Hongkong.


As published in BusinessWorld, dated 04 July 2022

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