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CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

Reyes Tacandong & Co.

Reyes Tacandong & Co. (RT&Co) is a group of Filipino professionals, recognized in the industry as authorities in Due Diligence, Tax, Advisory, Audit, and Digital Transformation Services.The Firm is founded on age-old corporate values, imbibed and practiced even before the partnership was formed. RT&Co’s logo is a lucky red circle with 14 white beads representing its 14 values - Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, Teamwork, Respect, Credibility, Nurturing, Discipline, Stewardship, Passion, Professionalism, Business Smart, Commitment, and Reliability.

The Firm’s partners, managers and professional staff are steeped in the fundamentals of the practice and adhere to high standards of excellence and professionalism responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of the Philippine business environment and constantly providing value-adding solutions that drive sustainable business growth. RT&Co is the most trusted and preferred provider of best value solutions anchored on firm principles. Thus, its tagline – ‘Firm Principles. Wise Solutions.’

Formed in May 2010 headed by Roman Felipe S. Reyes as Chairman and Protacio T. Tacandong as Chief Operating Officer, RT&Co currently has 26 partners and principals, and about 800 professionals that include honour students, and Philippine Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Licensure Examination and Philippine Bar Examination top-notchers. The Firm has offices in Makati, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Clark. In less than ten years of operations, RT&Co has been engaged by more than 2,000 clients that include: 5 of the Top 10 Companies in the Philippines; 21 of Top 50 Companies; 35 of the Top 100 Companies; 34 Listed Companies; 8 of the 11 Filipinos in the Forbes 2015 World Billionaires’ List; and 32 of the 50 in the Forbes’ Philippines’ Richest. Less than five years in operations, RT&Co has already been referred as the Philippines’ fastest growing professional services firm. RT&Co is a member firm of RSM International, the 6th largest global audit, tax, and consulting network. RSM has firms in 116 countries and are in the top 40 major business centres throughout the world. RSM has a combined staff of over 41,000 in over 750 offices across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa and Asia Pacific.

RT&Co’s thrust of hiring the best and the brightest has become its reputation. In its 5th month of operations, it was able to hire the 7th placer in CPA licensure examinations and in less than two years of operations, was able to hire the 1st; 2nd; 3rd; and 4th placers, a first in the history of the Philippine accounting industry. The Firm continues to hire board top-notchers and has expanded to hiring other professionals following the mandate of Chairman Reyes to become the IT Consulting Firm of CPAs, Lawyers and Other Professionals.

As a professional services firm, people is the key asset of the Firm and as such, RT&Co treats its employees like family. The Firm’s culture and the work environment have become well known that these are among the reasons why young professionals join them. As a relatively young and growing Firm, it is also able to appeal to young professionals that there is ‘plenty of room at the top.’ RT&Co also distinguishes itself of being very hands-on in engagements, where partners have full understanding and appreciation of clients’ needs. Partners also have ‘an open-door policy’ where any staff can come and see them anytime, a practice not common to other professional services companies in the Philippines.

RT&Co also ensures the continued development of the competencies of its people by providing a training program that includes sending them to masters and management courses in leading graduate schools in the Philippines, to various certification courses, to trainings abroad, as well as on foreign assignments. Talent retention remains to be a key concern particularly when the Firm competes with employment opportunities abroad and with multinational companies with business process outsourcing and shares services operations in the country. RT&Co believes though that competition will always be present. As the Firm does not want to lose focus of what it wants to achieve and where it wants to be, RT&Co does not look at competition instead, it only looks at itself and evaluates its performance with the measurements it has set for themselves.

In line with the mandate to become the IT Consulting Firm of CPAs, Lawyers and Other Professionals and in order to focus on other areas of endeavour, RT&Co has recently restructured its operations and has formed separate entities to handle the specialized services.

These entities will officially be launched in January 2020. RT&Co is also engaged in social projects through the Reyes Tacandong & Co Foundation (RTCF) in the areas of education, livelihood, and quality of life initiatives. RTCF has an exclusive arrangement with online course developer Accounteach Learning Centre to make online courses available to deserving public schools.

RT&Co is now ardently preparing for a very important milestone - its 10th anniversary come June 2020.

CORPORATE EXCELLENCE

Reyes Tacandong & Co.

Reyes Tacandong & Co. (RT&Co) is a group of Filipino professionals, recognized in the industry as authorities in Due Diligence, Tax, Advisory, Audit, and Digital Transformation Services.The Firm is founded on age-old corporate values, imbibed and practiced even before the partnership was formed. RT&Co’s logo is a lucky red circle with 14 white beads representing its 14 values - Integrity, Leadership, Excellence, Teamwork, Respect, Credibility, Nurturing, Discipline, Stewardship, Passion, Professionalism, Business Smart, Commitment, and Reliability.

The Firm’s partners, managers and professional staff are steeped in the fundamentals of the practice and adhere to high standards of excellence and professionalism responsive to the ever-changing dynamics of the Philippine business environment and constantly providing value-adding solutions that drive sustainable business growth. RT&Co is the most trusted and preferred provider of best value solutions anchored on firm principles. Thus, its tagline – ‘Firm Principles. Wise Solutions.’

Formed in May 2010 headed by Roman Felipe S. Reyes as Chairman and Protacio T. Tacandong as Chief Operating Officer, RT&Co currently has 26 partners and principals, and about 800 professionals that include honour students, and Philippine Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Licensure Examination and Philippine Bar Examination top-notchers. The Firm has offices in Makati, Davao, Cebu, Iloilo and Clark. In less than ten years of operations, RT&Co has been engaged by more than 2,000 clients that include: 5 of the Top 10 Companies in the Philippines; 21 of Top 50 Companies; 35 of the Top 100 Companies; 34 Listed Companies; 8 of the 11 Filipinos in the Forbes 2015 World Billionaires’ List; and 32 of the 50 in the Forbes’ Philippines’ Richest. Less than five years in operations, RT&Co has already been referred as the Philippines’ fastest growing professional services firm. RT&Co is a member firm of RSM International, the 6th largest global audit, tax, and consulting network. RSM has firms in 116 countries and are in the top 40 major business centres throughout the world. RSM has a combined staff of over 41,000 in over 750 offices across the Americas, Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Africa and Asia Pacific.

RT&Co’s thrust of hiring the best and the brightest has become its reputation. In its 5th month of operations, it was able to hire the 7th placer in CPA licensure examinations and in less than two years of operations, was able to hire the 1st; 2nd; 3rd; and 4th placers, a first in the history of the Philippine accounting industry. The Firm continues to hire board top-notchers and has expanded to hiring other professionals following the mandate of Chairman Reyes to become the IT Consulting Firm of CPAs, Lawyers and Other Professionals.

As a professional services firm, people is the key asset of the Firm and as such, RT&Co treats its employees like family. The Firm’s culture and the work environment have become well known that these are among the reasons why young professionals join them. As a relatively young and growing Firm, it is also able to appeal to young professionals that there is ‘plenty of room at the top.’ RT&Co also distinguishes itself of being very hands-on in engagements, where partners have full understanding and appreciation of clients’ needs. Partners also have ‘an open-door policy’ where any staff can come and see them anytime, a practice not common to other professional services companies in the Philippines.

RT&Co also ensures the continued development of the competencies of its people by providing a training program that includes sending them to masters and management courses in leading graduate schools in the Philippines, to various certification courses, to trainings abroad, as well as on foreign assignments. Talent retention remains to be a key concern particularly when the Firm competes with employment opportunities abroad and with multinational companies with business process outsourcing and shares services operations in the country. RT&Co believes though that competition will always be present. As the Firm does not want to lose focus of what it wants to achieve and where it wants to be, RT&Co does not look at competition instead, it only looks at itself and evaluates its performance with the measurements it has set for themselves.

In line with the mandate to become the IT Consulting Firm of CPAs, Lawyers and Other Professionals and in order to focus on other areas of endeavour, RT&Co has recently restructured its operations and has formed separate entities to handle the specialized services.

These entities will officially be launched in January 2020. RT&Co is also engaged in social projects through the Reyes Tacandong & Co Foundation (RTCF) in the areas of education, livelihood, and quality of life initiatives. RTCF has an exclusive arrangement with online course developer Accounteach Learning Centre to make online courses available to deserving public schools.

RT&Co is now ardently preparing for a very important milestone - its 10th anniversary come June 2020.