RONALD A. DONASCO, FAIA, CPA
1. Ronald A. Donasco, FAIA, CPA – Managing Director
Ronald A. Donasco has over 13 years experience in providing audit and accounting and financial advisory services to companies and non-government organizations in the Philippines, Cambodia, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, India, Nepal, Sri-Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and Afghanistan. Mr. Donasco provided audit and advisory services to manufacturing companies, banks, electric companies, sugar farming companies, solar companies, schools, catering services and local and international non government organizations.
Mr. Donasco worked as Professional Audit Staff with C.B. Fuentesfina & Horwath – (CBF & Horwath) An Affiliate of Crowe Horwath International from 2001 to 2003. He became Audit – in Charge and Branch in Charge of CBF and Horwath in 2003.
Mr. Donasco became the Chief Accountant of an International Swiss Based NGO in Cambodia from September 2003 and to September 2005, gaining vast experience in financial accounting and donor requirements and relations.
In October 2005, Mr. Donasco co-founded Fontamillas, Donasco & Co., Ltd. CPA’s. In October 2015, Mr. Donasco took full ownership and management of the firm and the firm become Donasco & Co., Ltd. The firm is an exclusive Independent Member firm for Cambodia of The International Accounting Group (TIAG) – A Worldwide Network of Quality Accounting Firms (TIAG). TIAG® is a global alliance of independent accounting firms with more than 110 members firms based in over 60 countries (www.tiagnet.com).
Mr. Donasco has worked extensively with international and local Non Government Organizations (NGO) in Cambodia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Myanmar, Indonesia, India, Nepal and Afghanistan since 2001 to present.
Mr. Donasco is a graduate of the University of the Philippines (UP) and a Certified Public Accountant since 2001. Mr. Donasco is a member of the Philippines Institute of Certified public Accountants (PICPA), Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditor’s (KICPAA), Fellow Member of Association of International of International Accountants (AIA), Associate Member of Association of Certified Accountants (ACPA) UK and Associate Member of Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), USA.
2. Rufina C. Payne, CPA – Quality Control Reviewer
Mrs. Rufina C. Payne, CPA – Philippines, has more than 30 years of professional experience in the practice of public accountancy and financial consultancy in the Philippines and Cambodia. Mrs. Payne is a registered CPA with Philippines Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA). She is also a Member of Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice, Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) and Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE). During the course of her career, Mrs. Payne held leadership positions in Finance, Internal Audit, Financial Audit, Management Support departments of International Non-Government Organizations and Local Companies both in Cambodia and in the Philippines.
3. Seng Cheaseth, CPA – Tax, Law and Accounting Advisor/Expert
Mr. Seng is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a Doctor of Philosophy from RMIT University in Australia in Accounting, Accountability and Corporate Governance. he also earned Masters of Commerce at Adelaide University and Master of International Customs Law & Administration from the University of Canberra in Australia, specializing in accounting and taxation.
Cheaseth has worked with Sok-Heang Law Firm (Rajah Tann Sok-Heng) as Tax Associate. He provided consultation in all areas of taxation law as well as tax auditing and implementation.
Currently, Cheaseth is the Deputy Director of Law, Litigation and Statistics Department of the General Department of Taxation, Ministry of Economy and Finance, overseeing international taxation, law and statistics bureaus. The combination of being in providing advice and developing taxation policy and law provides a unique skill for furnishing comprehensive advice to client.
As Advisor/expert for the firm, Cheaseth provided advice to the team on tax issues that came up during the conducts of audit and accounting services.
Cheaseth is a graduate of Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Economics from Monash University in Australia and a Certified Public Accountant from Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors.
MICHELLE T. MILAN, CPA
4. Michelle T. Milan, CPA – Engagement Manager
Ms. Michelle T. Milan has over 8 years experience in providing audit and advisory services to different industries such as real estate, retail industry, education institution, healthcare foundation, information technology, holdings, USAID Projects, NGOs, Microfinance, banks, manufacturing, trading, tour operators, services and catering services in the Philippines and in Cambodia.
Ms. Milan served as Senior Audit Associate of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.) Ernst and Young Philippines for 3 years. She was also the Senior Auditor of Mosion Kak Associe – Member firm of Morison International in Cambodia for 5 years.
Ms. Milan is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Saint La Salle – Bacolod and a Certified Public Accountant since 2007. She is also a member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) and Kampuchea Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Auditors (KICPAA).
RICHEL D. LOREN
5. Richel D. Loren – Audit Manager
Mrs. Richel D. Loren has over 6 years experience providing audit services to companies from different industries like schools, manufacturing companies, catering services, trading and local and international non governmental organizations. She served as Audit Manager of DCO from 2012 to present. Before joining the firm, she worked as Chief Accountant for a Foreign Educational Institution in Phnom Penh.
Mrs. Loren performed and managed audit engagements mostly for International and Local NGOs in Cambodia, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Sri-Lanka. She has performed Organization and Special purpose framework audits required by donors. She also management internal audits and finance review engagements for Interantional NGOs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Mrs. Loren is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines – Premier State University of the Philippines. Mrs. Loren is currently pursuing her Chartered Accountant license under the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant in UK.
She performed audits in the capacity of Audit Manager for the following International and Local NGOs.
ZION MAY Y. CASTRO, CPA
6. Zion May Y. Castro, CPA – Audit/Accounting Service Manager
Ms. Zion May Y. Castro has over 5 years of experience as Project Transition Lead – Intercompany Matching and Deputy Team Leader – Asia Intercompany Reporting under Finance and Risk Operations with Citi Bank Shared Services Global Office, Manila Philippines that provided support to 70 countries worldwide.
Ms. Castro has worked for two (2) years as Associate Auditor of SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.) – Ernst and Young Philippines providing audit and advisory services to major airline and hospitals in the Philippines in accordance with the International Standards on Auditing (ISA) and in line with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).
Ms. Castro is a graduate with honors (Cum Laude) of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of the Philippines (UP) and a Certified Public Accountant since 2008. She is also a member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
JUNRO L. BINAG, CPA
7. Junro L. Binag, CPA – Senior Auditor
Mr. Junro L. Binag is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the Philippines. He is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Cor Jesu College, Digos City, Philippines. Mr. Binag is a member of Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) – Professional Body of CPAs which is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). He have been with Firm for almost 4 years now.
Mr. Binag performed audits as Staff Audit Assistant and Auditor mostly for International and Local NGOs in Cambodia. He has performed Organization and Special purpose framework audits required by donors. He also participated in the performance internal audits, finance review and special audit engagements – agreed upon procedures engagement ISRS 4400 engagements for International NGOs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
8. Chuon Sreynith – Senior Auditor
Mrs. Chuon Sreynith is a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Accounting and is currently pursuing her Chartered Accountant license under the Association of Certified Chartered Accountant in UK. Mrs. Chuon have been with Firm for more than (5) years starting as Junior Auditor and then for the last three years as Senior Auditor and Audit In-Charge. Before joining the firm, she worked as Finance Officer of a Catering Company.
Mrs. Chuon performed audits mostly for International and Local NGOs in Cambodia. She has performed Organization and Special purpose framework audits required by donors. She also performed internal audits and finance review engagements for International NGOs in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
SARAH T. DONASCO
9. Sarah T. Donasco – Editor
Mrs. Donasco is a graduate of Classics Degree (Literature, Languages and Philosophy) Jesus College, Oxford University, Oxford, United Kingdom.
Since October 2010, Mrs. Donasco lived and worked in Phnom Penh, Cambodia as an EFL teacher and, since 2015, as the company editor of Donasco & Company, Ltd. Her prior experience in editing and writing includes writing drama reviews at university, an internship as an assistant editor for a lifestyle website, and writing travel articles for internet publication.