ABS-CBN CFO ( Chief Finance Officer ) Aldrin Cerrado recently recognized and awarded as the Outstanding Certified Public Accountant. The recognition happened during the 71st Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Annual National Convention at SMX Convention Center, Lanang Thursday.
According to reports, ABS-CBN CFO Aldrin Cerrado won the award in the field of Commerce and Industry.
In an interview, Cerrado said that he was overwhelmed to have been chosen by the past presidents of PICPA from thousands of members of the institute who represent their respective companies in the Philippines. “Masaya ako kasi it’s a recognition by my peers in the profession. It’s an award by the institute,” he said.
He believed that his contributions to the network, with the help of his colleagues, helped him win the award. “I suppose iyong mga ginagawa ko sa kompanya natin, sa ABS-CBN. Pinagtutulungan natin para maintindihan ng lahat ang ginagawa ng ABS-CBN di lang dito sa Pilipinas, but also outside of the Philippines,” he said. (I suppose the things I do in ABS-CBN, we work together so everyone can understand what ABS-CBN does not only in the Philippines, but also outside of the country.)
Being the ABS-CBN CFO, Cerrado dedicated the award to his own family, who has always been his inspiration, as well as his ABS-CBN colleagues.
Meanwhile, when asked about how ABS-CBN is doing in the industry, Cerrado said the company is on track in hitting its net income target in 2016. “We guided a net income between 3.2 to 3.5 billion (pesos) and we are on track to hitting the target,” Cerrado said. I’m sure it’s going to be an another exciting year for ABS-CBN.”
On the other hand, Cerrado also told that he is busy operating his own restaurant with some close friends apart from working as ABS-CBN CFO.
Further, Cerrado was only one among other awardees who received various citations in other areas such as special achievement awards, outstanding member awards, and member growth awards.
The annual convention was graced by almost 5,000 PICPA members all over the Philippines. PICPA is the accredited professional organization of CPAs by the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC).