The Big 5 Accounting and Auditing Firms in the Philippines
The best accounting firms in the Philippines, the "Big Five" auditing firms, are listed in this article.
The top CPA firms and major accounting firms in the world have always been popular in the business world, not only here but globally, too. Four of them are well known as the "Big Four."
The Big Four are the largest international accountancy and professional services firms, providing the highest-caliber auditing, taxation, management advice, business and financial accounting services to big and giant corporations internationally.
If you’re taking accounting courses, or dreaming of being a certified public accountant in a big known accounting firm someday, or interested in becoming an accounting or auditing professional with a monthly salary in the five digits or more, then you must know by heart not only the whole accounting cycle and auditing system but the Big Five accounting firms. Know where the best accounting jobs are. and know their affiliates.
The Big 5 Accounting and Auditing Firms in the Philippines
- SGV & Co. (SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.) (affiliate of Ernst & Young)
- Manabat Delgado Amper & Co. (formerly C.L. Manabat & Co.) (affiliate of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT))
- Isla Lipana & Co. (formerly Joaquin Cunanan & Co.) (affiliate of PricewaterhouseCoopers)
- Manabat Sanagustin & Co. (formerly Laya Mananghaya & Co.) (affiliate of KPMG)
- BDO Alba Romeo & Co. (Philippine Member Firm of BDO International)
Note: Punongbayan & Araullo is another major accounting company.
The World's Big 4 Accounting and Auditing Firms in Order of Revenue
- Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
- Ernst & Young
The Big Four accounting and auditing firms are the world’s most credible accounting companies, providing audit, tax, bookkeeping and all accounting services for private and public corporations globally. They have networks and affiliates in China, Jordan, Egypt, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Mexico, Argentina, Bangladesh, and other countries.
Once upon a time, the Big Four giant accountancy firms group were known as the Big Eight. Then, through a series of mergers, the group became the Big Five. The Big Five became the Big Four in 2002 when the ENRON/Arthur Andersen scandal shook the accounting world.
So what are you waiting for, CPA? Go, get up, polish your shoes, dress up your best and put on that nerdy smile. Pass that impressive CV to the Big Five international accounting firms of the Philippines. Begin to raise your fair market value and explore more accounting experience, the matching principle always works just fine. Never underestimate a trial balance and FIFO. A massive profit is at your command. Good luck.
Below are the Big Five accounting firms of the Philippines and how to reach them online or in person.
1. SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.
1. SGV & Co. (SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co.) is a member practice of Ernst & Young Global. Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. SGV & Co. is the largest and most famous professional accounting firm in the Philippines. If you want to apply for a job in SGV, the website and address are below:
Ernst & Young
9/F SGV Bldg. II
6760 Ayala Ave.
2. Manabat Delgado Amper & Co.
Manabat Delgado Amper & Co. is a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. "Deloitte" is a brand under which tens of thousands of dedicated professionals in independent firms throughout the world collaborate to provide audit, consulting, financial advisory, risk management, and tax services to selected clients. These firms are members of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK private company limited by guarantee. - Deloitte
Deloitte Makati City
5/F Salamin Building
197 Salcedo St
Phone number : +63 2 812 0535
Fax number : +63 2 810 5047
Deloitte Cebu City
7/F Ayala Life-FGU Center
Cebu Business Park
Phone number : +63 32 231 8453 -55-57
Fax number : +63 32 231 8459
3. Isla Lipana & Co.
Isla Lipana & Co. is the Philippine member firm of the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) global network. PwC has had 87 years of professional service committed to distinctive and excellent assurance services and business advisory services to its various clients.
29th Floor Philamlife Tower, 8767 Paseo de Roxas, 1226 Makati City
Telephone: +63 (2) 845 2728
Facsimile: +63 (2) 845 2806
Unit 306, Keppel Center, Samar Loop corner Cardinal Rosales Avenue, Cebu Business Park, 6000 Cebu City
Telephone: +63 (32) 233 5020 • +63 (32) 233 5022
• +63 (32) 231 6464
Facsimile: +63 (32) 233 9615
4. BDO Alba Romeo & Co.
BDO Alba Romeo & Co. is a member of BDO (Binder Dijker Otto) International, one of the largest accounting and consulting organizations in the world with more than 600 offices in over 100 countries. (Not associated with the famous Philippine bank here, Banco de Oro, OK?)
7/F Multinational Bancorporation Centre,
6805 Ayala Ave. Salcedo Village
Bgy Bel-Air, Makati City, Philippines
Tel. Nos. (632) 844-2016
Fax No. (632) 844-2045
5. Manabat Sanagustin & Co., CPAs
Manabat Sanagustin & Co., CPAs, is a member firm of the KPMG network of independent member firms. KPMG International, a Swiss cooperative, is one of the leading and fastest growing audit and advisory services firms in the country today. The Philippine firm steadily expands its reach by providing quality service through information technology and market intelligence, and by harnessing its vast intellectual resources.
The KPMG Center, 9/F
6787 Ayala Avenue
Makati City 1226
Telephone No.:+63 (2) 885 7000
Fax No.: +63 (2) 894 1985 / 816 6595
Unit 142/144 & 146/148
Ground Floor, Alpha Building
Subic International Hotel Compound
Rizal corner Sta. Rita Roads
Subic Bay Freeport Zone 2222
Telephone No.:+63 (47) 252 2825
Fax No.: +63 (47) 252 2826
Suite 3, Doll Building
6th Street Bacolod City 6100
Telephone No.:+63 (34) 434 9225
Fax No.: +63 (34) 434 8015
Unit 502, 5/F Keppel Center
Samar Loop corner Cardinal Rosales Avenue
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City 6000
Telephone No.:+63 (32) 233 9339
Fax No.: +63 (32) 233 9327
2nd Floor, Uy Building
Sen. B. Aquino Avenue
Mandurriao Iloilo City 5000
Telephone No.:+63 (33) 321 3821
Fax No.: +63 (33) 321 3823
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