Success has a definition so diverse that it cannot be limited to a singular understanding or a spell concept. It can mean various things to various people. We define success as per our own set benchmarks and when we go beyond them, it is our standing that makes us different from others. This also makes us responsible for the things that we can make better in our own surroundings.
Determination and zeal decide how one can achieve greatness amongst the challenges we face. Reaching the peak of success involves efforts given by a person. One must be ready to give their all if they want themselves to be distinguished from others in a way that redefines their existence. Given below is the story of a successful woman who has set quite a benchmark in driving excellence throughout her career. Let’s give it a read.
Also known to her peers as ‘Butch,’ Shiela Butch Roxas Dimaculangan is a Certified Public Accountant. She was born on 21st December 1969 in Quezon City, Philippines. She is the eldest among her five siblings. She spent her early years in Quezon City with her parents, Mr. Nicanor Roxas, Sr. and Mrs. Hermogina M. Roxas. Shiela has always been a go-getter. She graduated elementary as Valedictorian at Pasong Tamo Elementary School. During her high school years, she was an active member of its Speech Toastmaster Club.
An Epitome of Excellence
Shiela spent her academic years from elementary to the high school receiving multiple awards. She even served as a leader of different student organizations. Not limiting to this, she was also the Assistant Editor-in-Chief of the school paper in high school. Shiela graduated at Project 6 High School as salutatorian and a proud scholar.
In college, she took a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy at the University of the East, Manila. Shiela was among the Top 15% of the Accountancy Graduating Class, and a State University Scholar. She was also a member of the Speech Craft Club and Math Club. She has even won an Inter College Math Quiz held at UE, Manila.
After completing her college in 1991, she worked as an Accounting Clerk at Purefoods Corporation for six months. During that time span, she was also taking some review classes for the CPA Board Examination, which was in May 1992. Here also, while waiting for the results she worked as an accounting clerk at the Bank of the Philippine Islands, Inc., in Makati for a year. She continued to work at the bank for one more month after getting the news of her being qualified in the CPA Board Exam.
In 1994, Shiela moved to the city of San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro where she works as an active Municipal Accountant of the Municipality of San Teodoro presently. Shiela has benn serving there for more than twenty-two years now in the same position with passion and zeal. She is a supervisor in one of the divisions there. She works as the division head and in-charge of financial operations (barangays) for eight counties. She is also a member of different local and international groups that are related to career development and upliftment of entrepreneurs. Shiela has conducted several training sessions on financial and accounting aspects for the local government.
Shiela has made contributions in the groups like Municipal Disaster Risk and Reduction Team, League of Local Accountants, and Philippine Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Also, she is working with the LSVT Army member (Las Vegas), 10X Ambassador Group, Cardone Capital Investment Group, Florida Real Estate Investment Group, Warrior Leadership & Mastermind group, Real Estate Networking Group, and many others. Her portfolio of expertise includes being an avid speaker and trainer.
Shiela got married on 8th October 1995 and is a mother of four children, Catherine, Kim, Kate, and Kervin. With her family, Shiela resides at Sitio Parang, Barangay Poblacion, San Teodoro, Oriental Mindoro. For her contributions to the society, Shiela has received and has continuously been receiving various awards and accolades for her excellence in the designated field she works in.
For enhancing her skillset related to knowledge in accounting, finance, and business, Shiela has attended various training sessions and conferences locally and abroad. She has received a Plaque of Appreciation in recognition of the prompt submission of Financial Statements for the year ended December 31, 2017, last December 2018. In May 2019, she attended a business conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Through her dynamic approach there, she was able to connect and network with entrepreneurs and businessmen of global stature. Her collaboration with the group from Canada and Australia for Spectral Aerospace that deals in Agricultural precision, Coral Reef protection and preservation along with other environmental endeavors have made a significant impression on the community. Shiela has been an avid advocate of Environmental Protection and Preservation.