The Financial World Needs Great Accountants More Than Ever: A Special Session of the CPA and Finance Accelerator Program for PUP Students and Graduates 

By Professor Joel Litman

Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial Research


Thursday, 19th May 2022



3:00 PM – 4:30 PM PHT

Please join this special event for the PUP community!

For years, Valens Research in the Philippines has been providing scholarships, on-the-job training, and careers to PUP students and graduates. The reason?

Valens’ CPA and Finance Career Accelerator program provides an unparalleled, valuable apprenticeship, beginning immediately after graduation.

It’s an incredible stepping stone for accounting and finance students at the outset of their career, before sitting for their CPA or CFA examinations.

With more than 36,000 subscribing entities and over 100,000 readers of Valens’ research…

Learn why future accountants and finance professionals are needed now more than ever in the financial world.

The distortions and problems in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)-based financial statements are rampant—leading investors to make bad investment decisions.

Warren Buffett: “The net earnings figure… is not representative of the business at all.”

Forbes: “Why GAAP Accounting Rules May Be Damaging to Investors.”

Seth Klarman: “Analysis of reported earnings can mislead investors as to the real profitability of a business.”

Professor Joel Litman, Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial Research, will conduct a free webinar for Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ students, graduates, and the greater PUP community.

He will discuss:

– What the greatest CPA minds in the world can teach you about accounting and the financial statements
– Going from accountant to supporting decisions to decision-maker
– How horrible investments and terrible business decisions are often made when GAAP, IFRS, and PFRS are so misunderstood
– Insights from highly advanced forensic accounting taught to the FBI and the Pentagon

Professor Litman will also provide provocative opinions and his no-holds-barred view of the state of Wall Street Research and what he calls “a demise more than ten years in the making.” He sources “the greatest investors ever” as some of the evidence for his perspective.

About the Speaker:

Professor Joel Litman is Chairman and CEO of Valens Research and the Founder and Chief Investment Strategist of Altimetry Financial Research. He is a current member of the Board of Directors of COL Investment Management and formerly of COL Financial Group (PSE:COL).

Prof. Litman has been interviewed on CNBC, quoted in Barron’s Magazine and Institutional Investor, and is a regular author in Forbes. He published “Give My Regrets to Wall Street” in Harvard Business Review. Prof. Litman co-authored the highly-acclaimed book, DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth.

Prof. Litman has lectured and advised at top programs like Harvard Business School and London Business School, for the US Department of Defense at the Pentagon and US Marine Corps War College, for CFA Societies and investment teams from New York to London to Manila, and for the global leadership of some the world’s largest firms such as PwC and Credit Suisse.

He is a member of the Makati Business Club and has received high marks for his programs presented at the American Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.

Litman is Chairman of the UAFRS Council for Uniform Accounting and is a member of the CFA Institute, the global association for investment professionals, and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), received a B.S. in Accounting from DePaul University, and an MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Litman’s philanthropy is focused on community development through scholarships, job training programs, and extensive microfinance lending, particularly in the Philippines.

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