Liza T. Belale, CPA, has over twenty-five years of experience providing auditing, attest and accounting services to multinational corporations, closely-held businesses and their retirement plans. She has been with SLD since 2002 and is the technical leader of the firm’s employee benefit plan practice.
Her experience includes audits of manufacturers; distributors and wholesalers; retailers; and companies providing transportation and support services, shipping, and professional services. She has experience with an international accounting firm responsible for managing multiple engagements with overseas operations and complex consolidations.
Liza was born and raised in the Philippines, and is bilingual in Tagalog and English. She attended Saint Louis University, Philippines, before taking a position in 1991 with SGV & Co, Ernst & Young’s operation in her native country, eventually becoming a director of their Audit and Business Advisory department. There, she participated in due diligence reviews for the privatization of government corporations, financial forecast reviews, internal control reviews, design of accounting systems and preparation of financial budgets. She served as faculty for the technical training and development programs for senior and junior audit staff.
Liza obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Commerce, with a major in Accounting, from Saint Louis University, Philippines, graduating Cum Laude. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the US and the Philippines, and a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the California State Society of CPAs and the Philippine Institute of CPAs.
In her free time, Liza enjoys baking, and is also an avid reader and movie buff.