UST-AMV College of Accountancy Assistant Dean Mr. Francisco M. Caliwan, Jr., was elected as the next President of the National Association of CPAs in Education. The election happened during the 30th Accounting Teachers Conference held at the Villa Caceres Hotel, Naga City, from April 26 to 28, 2023.
Caliwan vowed to create projects that would improve the delivery of accountancy education in the Philippines. He promised to establish focused groups that will study the declining passing rate of the Licensure Examination of CPA (LECPA); review the alignment of the senior high school curriculum, the BSA curriculum, the LECPA syllabi, and the competency requirements for entry-level CPAs; and design a model internship program for accounting students and immersion program for accounting teachers. He also pledged to spearhead a series of dialogues between the accountancy regulators and accountancy school administrators to establish open and constant communications between the different stakeholders of the accounting practice in the Philippines. Moreover, he swore to decentralize the operations of the association by constituting NACPAE regional chapters.
Caliwan’s presidency will start on July 1, 2023 and will end on June 30, 2024. He will be the NACPAE’s 33rd president.