International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board
Ms. Luzvi Pangan Chatto joined the International Public Sector Accounting Standards Board in January 2019. She was nominated by the Commission on Audit (COA), the Supreme Audit Institution of the Philippines, and the Philippine Regulatory Board of Accountancy.
Ms. Chatto, Assistant Commissioner, is currently the Head of the Government Accountancy Sector of the COA. Her sector, among other functions, assists the COA Commission Proper/Chairperson on matters pertaining to accounting and financial management of government agencies, including the promulgation of accounting standards, rules and regulations on government accounting; the keeping of the general accounts of the national government; preparation of financial reports for submission to the President and Congress; and development, implementation and maintenance of computerized accounting, budget and financial reporting systems for use by government agencies.
During her career spanning 41 years with the COA, Ms. Chatto also led audits of various government agencies, including the Department of Foreign Affairs and Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the United Nations and its agencies in New York, Pakistan, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Ivory Coast, and Guinea, and foreign-based Philippine government agencies. She also headed COA’s Human Resource Management Office, Information Technology Office, Cordillera Administrative Region, Accounting Systems Development and Other Services Office, and Government Accountancy Office.
Ms. Chatto has been actively involved in and immensely contributed to the conceptualization and implementation of the Philippine Public Financial Management (PFM) Reform Roadmap since 2010. She was COA’s focal person in the 2015/2016 Public Expenditure and Financial Accountability Assessment conducted by the World Bank Group. She is an IntoSAINT (INTOSAI Self-Assessment on INTegrity) Moderator, a member of the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Government Association of Certified Public Accountants, and Executive Vice President of the Government Financial Management Innovators Circle, Inc. She is now a member of inter-agency committees, including the PFM Committee, the Budget and Treasury Management System Steering Committee, Technical Working Group of the Permanent Committee, Inter-Agency Technical Working Group on Government eReceipts and ePayments, and the High-Level Working Group on the 21st Century Philippine Bureaucracy.
Ms. Chatto is a Certified Public Accountant. She graduated from the Baliuag University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Cum Laude) in 1977 and obtained her Graduate Diploma in Development Administration from the Australian National University in 1997 as an AusAID scholar. She is recipient of a number of commendations and recognitions for her valuable services to various government agencies and organizations.