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Leonardo Palaganas

  • lpalaganas@ardentadvisory.com
  • Abu Dhabi

Leonardo is a Certified Public Accountant (Philippines) with more than 5 years of experience in Internal and External Audits, Agreed Upon Procedures, and Financial Accounting and Reporting.

Prior to joining ARDENT, Leo was an Audit Associate with one of the biggest accounting firms in the Philippines.

  • Leo has performed Agreed-upon procedures for various entities within UAE for specific ICV, and ETIP program launched by ADNOC and DED. Such procedures include the review of the audited financial statements, sample testing and inspection of supporting documents, as well as the review of accounting records and reconciliations prepared by the client management to ensure accuracy of the financial information being attested.
  • As part of ARDENT ICV Team, he has also assisted clients in determining the areas where they can improve their ICV scores.
  • Leo has also performed financial audits for companies in diverse industries, such as Manufacturing, FMCG, Hospitality and Retail, in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (ISAs) and prepared financial statements in compliance with IFRS for statutory audits.
  • He is experienced in analysing the accounting procedures adopted by the clients, recommending best practices along with the applicability of accounting standards for critical aspects and reporting significant audit findings.