After graduating from the University of San Agustin BS in Commerce and Major in Accounting cum laude and passing the CPA Board Exams in 1963, Mr. Jose D. Chan launched his accounting career by organizing his accounting office at his home in Quezon Street with one assistant and five clients.
With 44 years of hard work and maintaining a good reputation in the business community, Mr. Chan gradually expanded his office with 16 staff members and a growing client base of around 200 clients comprising some of the big businesses in the city and many small businesses, organizations and professionals. Mr. Chan trained his staff to work independently and be adept with all aspects of bookkeeping and other services provided by the office.
In 2006, Mr. Chan convinced Marie Rose Jasmine A. Chan, the wife of his youngest son to take up a second degree in Accountancy to help him in the office. Unfortunately, on December 21, 2007, Mr. Jose D. Chan died after eight months of fighting cancer and Mrs. Milagros H. Chan, his wife, took over the management of the office under a new name, Chan Bookkeeping Agency.
In October 2010, Mrs. Chan’s daughter-in-law, more known as “Princess”, graduated from the University of the Philippines Visayas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy and passed the CPA Board Exams six months after in May 2011. She has since joined the office assisting Mrs. Chan in office management and client relations.