SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.)

Established in 1946 as W. SyCip & Co., the Firm changed its name twice: first in 1947, to SyCip Velayo Jose & Co., and again in 1953, to SyCip Gorres Velayo & Co. (SGV & Co.).

SGV & Co. is the Philippines' largest multidisciplinary professional services firm with eight offices across the country. The Firm employs nearly 4,000 professionals from various disciplines. We provide integrated solutions that draw on diverse and deep competencies in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. We uphold the highest standards of quality. In fact, SGV & Co. remains the only ISO 9001-certified professional services firm in the Philippines – a distinction we have maintained since 1996.

SGV & Co.'s track record has remained unmatched in the region. We have accumulated invaluable resources in our 67 years of operations - highly qualified and competent staff, state-of-the-art facilities and an enviable international network. We envision not only to give value-added services to our clients but, more importantly, to become a partner in their and the region's development.

SGV & Co. became a member practice of Ernst & Young Global Global Limited on June 6, 2002. Ernst & Young (EY) is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. We develop outstanding leaders who team to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. In so doing, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

  • Our Values
    • • People who demonstrate integrity, respect and teaming
    • • People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
    • • People who build relationships based on doing the right thing


SGV audits:
• 50 of the top 100 corporations in the Philippines
• 407 of the top 1000 corporations in the Philippines
• 7 of the top 18 universal banks
• 6 of the top 10 regular commercial banks
• 4 of the top 9 savings and mortgage banks
• The top private development bank
• 37 of the top 51 holding companies
• 7 of the top 12 life insurance companies
• 6 of the top 7 non-life insurance companies
• The top credit card company
• The top investment house operation
• The top 3 fixed (landline) telecommunication services providers
• The top 3 mobile telecommunication services providers
• The top 3 resort hotels
• 5 of the top 8 fast-food chains
• 24 of the top 30 real estate companies – buying, developing, subdividing and selling
• 7 of the top 14 real estate companies – buying, selling, renting, leasing and operating owned or leased properties
• 19 of the top 35 manufacturers of semi-conductor devices and other electronic components
*Source: 2013 edition of BusinessWorld Top 1000 Corporations in the Philippines

At present, the SGV team is composed of:
» 83 partners
» 4,000 professional staff
» 167,000 people are united Worldwide by shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality

Among professional services firms, we are ranked No. 1 in:
» Audit services
» Tax services

About 150 of the top CPA placers in the last six years joined SGV & Co.

About 200 of our partners and staff have postgraduate degrees, a number from foreign universities, including:
» University of Pennsylvania
» Northwestern
» Harvard
» Columbia
» NYU
» Fordham
» IMD
» INSEAD
» London Business School

About 380 of our staff have been seconded to foreign offices.

We are the first ISO 9001-certified company for Assurance services in the Philippines, and remains the only such company since 1996.