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KEY PERSONNEL

MICHAEL L. AGUIRRE, CPA MBA

Founder & Managing Partner, UHY M.L.AGUIRRE & CO., CPAs

Michael ‘Mhike’ L. Aguirre has been managing the accounting firm that bears his name since its founding in November 2006. His career in the practice of accountancy started when he joined a leading 2nd tier international accounting network in 1999. He was seconded to Grant Thornton Vietnam where he was tasked to lead audits on foreign-funded projects and NGOs with operations in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. He continued his audit practice in Manila until he went on to organize his own firm.

Mhike has performed numerous statutory and special audits on local and foreign corporations and has conducted consultancy engagements involving M&As, consolidations, receiverships and rehabilitations. He has also extensive experience in various functional areas such as fraud audits, cost accounting, automated accounting systems, and internal control reviews and assessments. Under his leadership, the firm has grown from an individual practice into a partnership that caters to multinationals as well as small and medium-sized enterprises.

Mhike was also involved in the academe as a faculty member of the University of Makati from 2009 to 2010. In late 2015, he was appointed by the Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) as a member of the Quality Assurance Review Committee. As committee member, he is tasked to facilitate the introduction of Quality Assurance Review (QAR) among his fellow public practitioners in the country. He was once commissioned to head the Ethics & Governance Committee of the Association of Certified Public Accountants in Public Practice (ACPAPP) in 2016-2017.

Recently, Mhike has been active in conducting trainings and seminars particularly on the topics of his interest: digital taxation, crypto currency taxation, TRAIN Law, digital privacy act, withholding tax, international taxation, among others.

Lastly, he received his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ateneo Graduate School of Business in 2006. He just completed his International Taxation Certification Program last December 2017 at the Golden Gate University, San Francisco, USA, and a 4-units away from receiving his other field of mastery, the Masters of Science in Taxation in the same foreign institution.

Mhike’s slogan for his firm – Timely Business Advice – reflects his professional attitude towards his clients and defines his personalized work ethic.




Our Mission

MAC provides timely, reliable and relevant financial information to clients in it's chosen markets.

Our Vision

We aspire to be a leader in accountancy services by offering "Total Advisory eXperience" to business enterprises and non-profit organizations.

Our Core Values & Beliefs

1. COMPETENCY. We believe in developing a core of dedicated and competent professional staff through selective hiring, excellent training and development, a continuing program of professional education, and competitive compensation and benefits.
2. ETHICAL CONDUCT. We believe in adhering to the highest professional and ethical standards to ensure the quality of our services.
3. SERVICE. We believe in ascribing the utmost importance to our clients’ interests.
4. PROFESSIONALISM. We believe in authentic work ethic founded on trust, fairness, and social responsibility.
5. RESPONSIVENESS. We believe in developing a comprehensive array of services to encompass attestation, assurance, tax, and other advisory and related services to better serve our clients.
6. TECHNOLOGY. We believe in employing state-of-the-art technology to facilitate the delivery of our services.
7. STEWARDSHIP. We believe in maximizing the value of our partners’ investments.