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Machica Tan-Cruz & Co. (MTC) specialises in audit and assurance services, tax advisory, accounting and payroll support, investment consulting, and business process outsourcing.
Following the firm’s success in winning the Tax Advisor of the Year - Pacific Alliance accolade, we interviewed its Chairman and Managing Partner, Dr. Michael A. Machica, to learn more about Machica Group’s business successes, and his impressive track record in accountancy practice.

MTC is engaged in the public practice of accountancy as certified public accountants and provides topnotch services to Philippine-based and multinational enterprises. MTC has full service offices in the key cities of Makati, Manila, and Tacloban plus a representative office in Cebu. It is duly accredited with the government regulatory agencies to provide tax and assurance services to the public. Collectively known as ‘Machica Group’, MTC has two sister companies – Machica FIRM, Inc. (MFI) and 125 Properties, Inc.

Dr. Michael Machica, who is also the Chairman and Chief Consultant at MFI, begins the interview by telling us about his many years as a seasoned professional in the field.

“I have 25 years of experience in strategic, transactional, and regulatory competences in external auditing, foreign direct investment and international tax advisory, domestic tax, accounting (IFRS and US GAAP). My niche capabilities are in transfer pricing, insurance, and credit risk developed through progressive employment, public practice, and entrepreneurship, backed by professional certifications such as CPA, CIA, CIS, AQV, and CFSA; post-graduate education and executive training from among the world’s high-ranked business schools.

“Dr. Machica’s credentials is capped by a PhD in Management (with academic and dissertation distinction / summa cum laude). He also completed postdoctorate research in transfer pricing as a visiting scholar at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, Institute of Tax Law.

“Today, Machica Group’s highly engaged local team is supported by liaison representatives in the US, Europe, and UAE. I direct and mentor high achievers and values-driven professionals in providing personalized and tailored services as well as solutions to foreign and local clients. I advise, work and collaborate with investors, boards of directors and management in all facets of business. I am also interested in collaborative professional practice in transfer pricing, internal auditing, financial services consulting and nonvoice BPO services.

Dr. Machica has visited the headquarters of major MNEs in Europe and Asia. He is the Philippine Partner of the LEA Global (leadingedgealliance. com) and AGN Int’l. (agn.org) - both associations of separate accounting and consulting firms.

In addition, he is the Philippine Regional Managing Partner of Dezan Shira Asian Alliance (dezshira.com). He is frequently invited to speak as a resource person by various professional, academic and industry bodies.

“I lead the firm’s professional practice; set the firm’s strategic goals; oversee subordinates; and manage client-relationships and client-facing activities.

“MFI’s services is threefold: (i) Consulting (foreign direct investments, international tax and transfer pricing advisory, risk consulting, financial planning and modelling, financial advisory); (ii) insurance underwriting and marketing (life insurance, non-life insurance, investment-linked products, health care, surety, and bonds), and soliciting mutual fund investments; and (iii) BPO (accounting, tax, payroll, finance, staff secondment, government regulatory compliance). MFI is a member of the prestigious ‘Million Club’ based on the size of its non-life insurance portfolio. The comprehensive product offering is complimented by finance and investment advisory services. Just recently, MFI received ‘Excellence in Risk Consulting in the Philippines’ from Corporate Livewire, and ‘Best Insurance Agency in the Philippines’ from Wealth and Finance Awards.

“The business process outsourcing is a niche services for IT, global BPO, and multinational companies operating in the Philippines.”

Name: Dr. Michael A. Machica

Email: [email protected] 

Address: Unit 1101 Cityland 10 Tower 1 156 H.V dela Costa Street Ayala North, Makati City 1209 The Philippines

Telephone: 63 2 562 8190

Facebook: machicagroup

Web Address: www.machicagroup.com