As Vice President of Finance, Ernesto is responsible for managing the company-wide fiscal operations. In this position, he will serve as the financial advisor to the CFO and executive team for strategic planning purposes; monitoring the financial health of the agency; formulating agency budget based on trends, cost, and historical data; providing risk management assessment; conducting internal and external audits to ensure compliance with Kidango’s funding terms and conditions and generally accepted accounting principles.
He has 30 years of combined experience in a for-profit and non-profit agency. Prior to joining the Kidango family, he served as an Accounting Manager, Cost Accountant, Treasurer, Accounting Lead and Accounting Associate, Financial Analyst and Cashiering Assistant to various for-profit corporations both in the United States and in the Philippines. Amongst his area of expertise are in the field of banking and finance, manufacturing, food processing, investment, and non-profit agencies.
Furthermore, he has more than 12 years of experience at Kidango, first as a Finance Manager, then Director of Finance. With those roles in the finance department, he helped manage the day-to-day fiscal and compliance transactions that ultimately resulted to a yearly clean audit.
Ernesto holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce degree, major in Accounting at the Adventist University of the Philippines. He takes pride in the values instilled by his parents, his culture, and his faith.