Saturday, December 04, 2021

JPIA-USLS produces 2 new Certified Public Accountants

OUR community needs an inspiration. We have in our midst two new certified accountants, Precious Camille L. Guarra and Rodlen P. Bojos, who just passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure examination this October 2021.

Their academic successes were honed by the reputable Junior Philippine Institute of Accountants (JPIA) of the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod City with the love and support of their family and God Almighty.

Despite the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic, it did not hinder the two academic achievers from fulfilling their goal of passing the CPA licensure examination.

Of the 2,367 examinees, 361 have passed the licensure examination.

The results for the October 2021 CPA Licensure Examination were released last October 19 and yielded a passing rate of 15.25 percent.

The said licensure examination was conducted last October 10-12, 2021.

Bojos and Guarra were classmates. They graduated in 2019.

Bojos shared that he prepared for the exams for two years and combined a strategy of reading and studying in order to hone his capability to memorize and improve his level of comprehension.

"Mine is a mixed of everything because the exams require a good memorization capability and also an enhanced comprehension (and) I read a lot of textbooks and also practice a lot in terms of solving problems using formulas," he said.

"I thank God, my family and my school for helping me along the way in realizing my dream. Our school has nurtured our knowledge and they never gave up in teaching us. I will also make my way on how can I make them proud of me in the future. For my family, thank you for your love and constant support on me and to God who made everything possible," he said.

He is weighing his options for now in terms of employment. But hopes to take another challenge by taking the Certified Management Accounting Licensure exam, which is global in orientation.

Guarra, on the other hand, said she was overwhelmed by the result showing her name as among the passers.

"It was nerve-rocking but worth because we were able to make it. I was not prepared to take the exam but destiny pushed me to take the risk," she said.

"I had a month-long preparation but I utilized well my time in studying. A stock knowledge and a good foundation is not enough. One needs to study a lot to pass the exams. I was glad that our school and professors have prepared us in managing our time," the new accountant said.

Guarra also said that when they were in school, the demand to study each of their subject is tremendous but they were trained not to break down due to pressures.

"The school help us establish a good foundation that shaped our character to face challenges. I owe this success to God, to my family and my school. God gave me this long term blessings which can stay with me as I live my professional life. To my family who loved me unconditionally and for encouraging me to go on with life. Thank you all," she said.

Meanwhile, the JPIA-USLS family expressed their sincerest congratulations to the new certified accountants for bringing pride to the university. It has, indeed, been an arduous journey especially considering the circumstances that we have today, but you were still able to through the odds. Good luck on following the following chapters of your CPA life.


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