The country's largest professional services firm

The SGV Advantage

In business, competitive advantage often relies on insight, excellence and quality service delivery. This is why SGV is the preferred professional services provider for the country’s top corporations and businesses.
About Us

Our History

The insights and quality services we provide help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. 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 Founder

In March 1946, he opened W. SyCip & Company with a desk in his brother Alexander’s law office in Binondo. He eventually partnered with Alfredo M. Velayo and Vicente O. José to form SyCip, Velayo, José & Company. The firm would evolve into what is now known as SGV & Company (SGV). SyCip earned a Master of Science in Commerce from Columbia Business School.

By 1958, SGV was already the biggest accounting firm in the Philippines and already overtook Fleming & Williamson the then largest British firm operating in the country. He retired as chairman of SGV in 1996 but remained involved with the firm until his death.

In 1968, he co-founded the Asian Institute of Management in the Philippines and served as chairman of its board of trustees and board of governors. He was the first chairman of the Euro-Asia Center of INSEAD, a leading graduate business school, in Fontainebleau, France.

SyCip was a founding governor of the Wharton School's Lauder Institute.

Our Company

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 is currently the Philippines' largest multidisciplinary professional services firm with nine offices across the country. The Firm employs more than 5,000 professionals from various disciplines. We provide integrated solutions that draw on diverse and deep competencies in assurance, tax, strategy and transactions, and consulting services. We uphold the highest standards of quality. In fact, SGV’s Audit services have been ISO 9001-certified since 1996. In everything we do, we nurture leaders and enable businesses for a better Philippines. This Purpose is our aspirational reason for being that ignites positive change and inclusive growth.

SGV's track record has remained unmatched in the region. We have accumulated invaluable resources in our 76 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. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better working world for our people, for our clients and for our communities.

SGV became a member practice of Ernst & Young International on 6 June 2002. EY, a global leader in professional services, understands the business issues that are important to senior executives. With extensive business knowledge and hands-on industry experience, the global EY organization can implement a broad array of solutions to help companies capture growth, improve financial performance, and manage risk – anywhere in the world. Its over 300,000 people serve as trusted business advisers in more than 150 countries, offering audit, tax, consulting, and strategy and transactions services across all industries to many of today’s leading global corporations, as well as emerging companies. Worldwide, its people are united by shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality.

In line with our commitment to diversity and inclusion, SGV became the first professional services firm in the Philippines and the Southeast Asian region to receive the Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) Assess-level certification. It is the world’s leading assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality.

About Us

Our Purpose and Values

Our Purpose

In everything we do, we nurture leaders and enable businesses for a better Philippines.

Since its inception, SGV, following the footsteps, wisdom and compassion of our founders, has always taken an active part in nation-building and actively making a difference in our communities. In 2018, we rearticulated our Purpose to embody our collective ambition to inspire positive change and inclusive growth by developing outstanding leaders who team up to deliver on our promises to all of our stakeholders. The insights and quality services we deliver help enable businesses, inspire trust and confidence in capital markets and in economies the world over. In doing so, we play a critical role in building a better Philippines, and thus, a better working world for our people, our clients and our communities. The SGV Purpose is nested within our global EY Purpose to Build a Better Working World.

Our Values

We see a future where the economy prospers and lives are uplifted. To do our part, we help actualize the potentials of:

  • People who demonstrate integrity, excellence, respect, teaming and inclusiveness.
  • People with energy, enthusiasm and the courage to lead
  • People who build relationships based on doing the right thing
About Us

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Partners & Principals

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Want to find out more about how SGV can help enable your business? Please use one of the channels indicated at the right side to communicate with us and let’s start a conversation!
6760 Ayala Avenue, Makati City, Metro Manila, 1226
Tel: (632) 8891-0307
Fax: (632) 8819-0872 / (632) 8818-1377