Maria Fides Balita
has over 21 years of combined public accounting and banking experience. Prior to joining Adelfia LLC, she worked for several accounting firms including a regional minority owned firm (member firm of a Big Four firm), two of the Big Four firms, and a local accounting firm based in Chicago. Prior to that, she was an operations officer for one of the largest banks in the Philippines.
Maria graduated from the De La Salle University with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Major in Accounting. She is a CPA both in the Philippines and in Illinois, USA, as well as a Certified Internal Auditor. She is a licensed CPA in Illinois. She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, The Institute of Internal Auditors, and the International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA). Maria is the Founding President of ISFFA – Chicago Chapter
and the current Chair of the ISFFA National Executive Board (2018-2020).
She has significant experience in auditing and providing outsourced internal audit services (compliance reviews, process reviews, internal controls reviews) as well as audits of employee benefit plans (401k, 403b, pension and health and welfare plans). She also has significant knowledge in higher education industry, State and Local government agencies, non-profits, and federally funded programs having performed audit / advisory engagements on these entities.
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