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Stella Marie B. Santos

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Stella Marie B. Santos

CPA, Managing Partner

Stella Marie B. Santos has over 25 years of compliance examination and financial audit experience. Prior to founding ADELFIA LLC, she worked in a local accounting firm based in Chicago since October 1993, and became a Partner in January 2003. Prior to that, she had eight years of combined work experience as an assistant to the Vice President- Finance at an international garment manufacturing company and as an audit executive at an accounting firm based in the Philippines (member practice of one of the Big Four Accounting Firms). Stella was principally in-charge of the accounting and tax practice of a local accounting firm for more than 15 years. She also dealt with IRS and state income tax authorities representing clients in audits and tax resolution cases.

Stella graduated Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accountancy. She is a CPA both in the Philippines and in Illinois, USA. She ranked 12th place in the Philippine CPA examination. She is a licensed CPA in Illinois and Indiana.

She is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) – Special Review Committee, the Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago, and the International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA). She is a peer reviewer under the AICPA Peer Review Program and a member of the Illinois CPA Society Peer Review Committee.

She has extensive knowledge of State and Local government agencies, Universities, Correctional Facilities, Regional Offices of Education, Manufacturing, Retail and Trading companies, State Lotteries, Casinos, Home Health agencies, Physician practices, Community Care Programs, Non-Profits and Medicaid Integrity Programs having engagements performed on these entities.


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