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Edilberto C. Ortiz, CPA
Managing Partner


Edilberto C. Ortiz, CPA, is the managing partner of E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP.  Ed has been in the practice of public accounting since the 1960’s and oversees the management of the firm in its daily operations.
 
Ed has over 30 years of auditing and accounting experience.  He was formerly employed by Ernst and Whinney and Arthur Andersen before he founded E. C. Ortiz and Co., CPAs as an Independent Practitioner in 1974.  In 2003, the firm was restructured to become a limited liability partnership.

Ed is considered the firm’s main authority in tax matters relating to individuals, tax exempt organizations, and corporations.  Having significant accounting and tax experience, he also assists clients with a wide variety of tax issues.  He also worked on several clients in various industries like casinos, lottery, not-for-profit entities, commercial enterprises, universities, and other State agencies.

Ed received his Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Far Eastern University, Philippines.  He also attended the Executive Education Program at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.  Ed is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois.
 
His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Chairman of the Scholarship Task Force in 2000), Illinois CPA Society (Board of Director from 1998-2000), National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants (President from 1988-1990), Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago (President from 1973-1975), American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Institute of Internal Auditor, Government Finance Officers Association, National Association of State Board of Accountancy, and Department of Professional Regulations.

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Marites U. Sy, CPA, CIA, CISA
Partner


Marites U. Sy, CPA, CIA, CISA, is a partner of E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP.  She has been in public accounting since 1994.

Tes is responsible for all aspects of client service and engagement management including engagement budgeting, supervision of staff personnel, preparation of financial statements and compliance examination reports, and others.  Tes specializes in government audits including universities and other State agencies, internal control reviews, operational audits, and other reviews.  She also leads the firm’s casino engagements and SAS 70 audits.

Tes received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the University of Negros Occidental-Recoletos, Philippines.  She is a licensed CPA in both Illinois and California.

Professional affiliations include the Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago, Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Information Systems Audit and Control Association, and National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants.

Tes can be reached by clicking here.



Leilani Nabo-Rodrigo, CPA
Partner


Leilani Nabo-Rodrigo, CPA, is a partner of E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP.  She has been in public accounting since 1994.

Leilani specializes in government audits including universities and other State agencies.  Her responsibilities include planning, supervising, and reviewing audit engagements.   She also performs Post Payment Audits and Re-Audits of Long Term Care Facilities.  In addition to her client responsibilities, Lani’s administrative duties include overseeing the firm’s continuing professional education program.

Leilani received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from the Philippine School of Business Administration, Philippines where she graduated with Academic Distinction.   

Professional affiliations include the Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago, Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants.

Leilani can be reached by clicking here.



Gilda M. Belmonte, CPA, CIA, CFE
Partner


Gilda M. Belmonte, CPA, CIA, CFE is a partner of E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP.  She has been in public accounting since 1995. 

Gilda specializes in government audits including universities and other State agencies and has performed numerous audits in accordance with OMB Circular A-133 for agencies receiving Federal Awards.  She also performed several audits of foundations and other not-for-profit entities, agreed-upon procedures, peer reviews, and other operational audits.  In addition to her client responsibilities, Gilda also assists in the firm’s quality control program.

Gilda received her Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Aquinas University, Philippines where she graduated Magna Cum Laude.  She is a licensed CPA in both Illinois and California.   

Professional affiliations include the Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago, Illinois CPA Society, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, The Institute of Internal Auditors, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and National Council of Philippine American Canadian Accountants.

Gilda can be reached by clicking here.

 
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