The UST-Alfredo M. Velayo College of Accountancy hosted the dialogue between the Professional Regulatory Board of Accountancy (PRBOA) and the administrators of higher educational institutions (HEIs) in Metro Manila offering accountancy programs, on February 27, 2019 at the Civil Law Auditorium.
The said dialogue is a project of the PRBOA which aims to gather school heads, deans and department chairs of accountancy programs to discuss pressing issues on the state of the accountancy education in the country.
Prior to the dialogue proper, the members of the Board presented various topics surrounding accounting education. Hon. Noe G. Quiñanola, the Chairman of PRBOA, started the presentation when he discussed the role of administrators in accounting education. He reminded every school administrators and faculty to endeavor to develop and nurture professional accountants who are competent, virtuous, productive and well-rounded. Also discussed were ratings and statistics of CPA Licensure Examination (CPALE), monitoring and evaluation of accountancy schools, the new table of specifications of CPALE courses, the types and format of CPALE, things to remember during the CPALE, and best practices of top performing accounting schools.
During the dialogue proper, which lasted for 90 minutes, the PRBOA have been very generous in providing answers to the queries of the participants and promised to consider the latter’s recommendations and requests. The question-and-answer revolved around CPALE, continuing professional development, accreditation of accounting teachers, curriculum matters and CHED memorandum orders, and the PRBOA strategic direction.
The dialogue was attended by representatives coming from 29 HEIs.