James Cafirma (Managing Partner, Cafirma, Ong & Co., CPAs)

James Cafirma

Managing Partner, Cafirma, Ong & Co., CPAs

James is currently the Managing Partner of Cafirma, Ong, & Co., CPAs. He also holds other positions from various companies as Manager of Senon Insurance Adjusters & Appraisers, President at Philippine Academy of Technical Studies and JNJ Luckystone Resources Inc. He is a former Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and acting as Chief Audit Executive (CAE) of Nutra Tech Biopharma, Inc. (NTBI) five years.

He has a broad knowledge and experiences in the field of external audit, internal audit, management consultancy, and fraud investigations for almost a decade. He is a resource speaker in the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE) Facilitated Review Course and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) – Philippines and seminars; and conducts lectures in private companies and government sector particularly Commission on Audit (COA).

James was awarded and recipient of the 2010 ACFE Walker Award, garnered the highest score or top placer in the CFE exam globally, and the first Filipino who topped the CFE exam.

He is also a Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (CFIP), a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), a Certified Internal Control Auditor (CICA), a Certified Forensic Accountant (CrFA), a Certified Accounting Technician (CAT), a Certified Bookkeeper (CB), a Chartered Certified Forensic Accountant (CCFA), a Registered Cost Accountant (RCA), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and a Control Self-Assessment (CSA) Professional. He pursued his CSA Certification as part of his career and professional development. He also passed the TESDA assessment for Bookkeeping NCIII.