Maria Christina L. Fiestada, CPA
BSA, 2006
Cost Accountant
Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation

Being a president’s scholar in college, I developed persistence, dedication and hard work. Maintaining a 1.75 average in an accountancy course is a very big challenge, and a challenge I whole heartedly accepted. I believe living with these values in college helped me improve myself a lot. Also during my college days, I experienced a lot of extra-curricular activities which developed my whole personality, groomed me to be a better leader, improved my confidence and enhanced my communication skills.

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In 2006, right after I passed the CPA licensure examination, I decided to go back to Lyceum and teach. It was a short but very meaningful & worthwhile experience.

In Sep 2007, I was hired as Cost Accountant at Toyota Motor Philippines and am nearing my 7th year already. I was sent to Toyota Motor Asia Pacific Manufacturing & Engineering Office in Thailand last Feb 2012 for a 1 year inter-company training. That’s the most exciting part of my career so far- to have worked with different people from across the region.

Right now, I am working on the cost study of the full model change of one of our flagship model, the Innova. This is on top of the current cost management & improvement activities assigned to me.

LPU’s edge is it’s linkage with industrial partners. During our time, we were given seminars by Yazaki managers which are very relevant and up until now, I can apply in my work assignment. In addition to that, the facilities are better off than other colleges and location is quite strategic.