About Me

Decades of Expertise: A Global Leader in Accounting, Audit, Forensic, and Internal Control
With over 20 years of experience in the accounting profession, Jill Santos is a global leader and expert in various fields of accounting, audit, forensic, and internal control.
Jill holds four professional licenses in the Philippines and multiple global certifications, such as Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA), Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), and International Register of Certificated Auditors (IRCA). She also has several degrees in accountancy, law, business administration, and public administration, and is currently pursuing her doctorate in business administration.

Jill holds four professional licenses to practice in the Philippines and is also an ASEAN CPA. She holds multiple global certifications as a Certified Forensic Accountant, a Certified Internal Control Auditor, and as an ISO auditor. She has several degrees on accountancy, juris doctor, master in business and public administration, and doctor in business administration. She has received numerous awards and recognitions, both nationally and internationally, for her outstanding achievements and contributions to the accountancy profession, to the women leadership & entrepreneurship, and to humanity. She is an advocate of women empowerment and mentorship, and actively participates in various organizations that support the development of girls and young women in leadership and entrepreneurship.

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Educational Background

Post-Graduate (Candidate)
Doctor in Business Administration (DBA)
La Consolacion University of the Philippines

Law Studies
Juris Doctor
Medina College of Law
Graduate Studies
Masters in Business Administration (MBA)
Ateneo de Cagayan University - Academic Scholar

Masters in Public Administration (MPA)
Ateneo de Cagayan University
Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science in Accountancy
University of the Philippines - Academic Scholar
HS and Elementary
St. Mary's Academy
Valedictorian
Balingoan Central School
Valedictorian

Awards and Recognition

2023 - 2024

(2024) Presidential Award on Leadership - PICPA
(2024) Doctor of Philosophy in Business Administration (Honoris Causa) - The Thames International University, France
(2023) International Women Entrepreneurial Challenge Award - IWEC Foundation
(2023) Presidential Award on Leadership - PICPA
(2023) Finalist on PRC's Search for Outstanding Professional Accountant
(2023) Leadership Award as 2022 ACPAPP National President

2021 - 2022

(2022) Special Achievement Award for International Professional Involvement
(2022) Ital / Pinay of the Year Leadership Award - Italian Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines
(2022) Most Outstanding PICPA Director / VPO

2019

(2019) National Outstanding CPA in Public Practice - Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA)
(2019) ASEAN Woman Entrepreneur - Thailand’s Ministry of Social Development & Human Security & ASEAN Women Entrepreneur Network

2015-2017

(2017) National Outstanding ACPAPP Member - Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA)
(2016) National Outstanding PICPA Member (2015) Presidential Leadership Award - Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA)

2006 - 2009

Outstanding PICPA Officer - PICPA Cagayan de Oro-Mis. Or. Chapter (4 years)
National Young Achiever - Philippine Institute of CPAs (PICPA)

Officerships / Invlovements and Global Memberships

Officerships / Involvements
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) Council Technical Advisor
ASEAN Federation of Accountants (AFA) Council Member
Auditing & Assurance Standards Council Member
Professional Regulation Commission - Board of Accountancy
International Federation of Accountants (IFAC)
PAO Development & Advisory Group Member
DFK International Asia Pacific Region Executive Committee Member
Singapore Institute of Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
ISCA Philippines Chapter Chairperson
Business and Professional Women (BPW) BGC President
Indian Women in Enterprise Advisory Board Member
Association of CPAs in Public Practice Foundation 2023 National President
Cagayan de Oro Chamber of Commerce & Foundation 2022-2023 Chairperson, Committee on Ways and Means
Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA)
2020-2022 National Vice President for Public Practice & VPO
Association of CPAs in Public Practice (ACPAPP) 2022 National President
Rotary International (RI) RC West CDO 2012 Club Treasurer
Government Association of CPAs (GACPA) 2006-2008 CDO-Mis. Or.-Camiguin Chapter Secretary


Global Memberships and Certification

Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants Member
International Register of Certificated Auditor ISO Audit London, United Kingdom
Institute of Certified Forensic Accountant Forensic/Fraud Audit Delaware, USA
Certified Internal Control Auditor Internal Control Audit New Jersey, USA


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