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The three Step Up interns, Joseph, Anthony, and Abigael, during the annual Step Up Gathering in December 2012.

Three interns of Step Up Consulting Services passed the recent board examination for Certified Public Accountants conducted by the Professional Regulation Commission last October 2013. These interns, then students of Holy Name University, spent two months at Step Up Consulting in the summer of 2012 where they were trained in Step Up’s core services – development research, financial management, and capacity building.

Mr. Anthony Tanio, Ms. Mari Abigael Antoni, and Mr. Joseph Lago were among the 4,246 successful examinees who passed the October 2013 exams.  When they worked at Step Up, they were assigned to perform the critical task of assessing financial statements of 10 provincial local governments in the Philippines in order to compute increases in locally generated fees and revenues.  They were also tasked to conduct audits, serve as documenters in trainings, and conduct research on internal audit.

The three interns, during the annual gathering of Step Up personnel last December 2013, expressed their appreciation of the kind of activities that Step Up involved them in.  Step Up has always been consistent in ensuring that the interns are exposed to different learning concepts as applied in actual work contexts.

Step Up management, together with its consultants and personnel, wishes to extend its congratulations to Anthony, Abigail, and Joseph. Step Up wishes them well in their careers.