Christian Alfonso, Financial Controller
Christian is a Filipino citizen born in Manila, Philippines. He took up Bachelor of Science in Accountancy in the Philippines School of Business Administration and is a CPA for more than 11 years. He also completed his degree of Master in Business (MBA) by the year 2010.
Christian started his career as an auditor back in May 2005. Then in 2007 he was hired by McCann World group Phils, Inc., multinational advertising company which has over 50 offices worldwide, in which he worked as a Tax and Compliance Officer. During that time he was also given an opportunity to enter into academe as a part-time Accounting Professor for undergraduate studies in the University of Rizal, Philippines. After 3 years, Christian was employed as a Senior Financial Analyst in the Lowe Philippines, Inc., a multinational advertising agency which serves other multinational company like Unilever, Johnsons & Johnsons and many more. After years of experience, Christian joined Fleishman-Hillard Pte Ltd (Manila) also an advertising/PR agency as Finance Manager last May 19, 2014. Christian consider this as one of the milestone in his profession where he started to manage the over-all finance function, handles people and develop his managerial skills.
Currently, Christian is the Financial Controller of Phar Philippines Inc. He joined Phar last August 2016. He is responsible for the over-all HR/Finance function of the Manila office. Since the operation of Manila office has just started that year, he establishes the finance process, build the finance team and implement policies and procedure that is adherence in the Accounting and Tax standard in the Philippines. Christian is also proficient in using different accounting systems like SAP, PeopleSoft and Hyperion. His plans and goals with Phar is to be able to use/enrich his abilities, help the company to be a complete advertising agency and be more efficient in his chosen field.