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Jennifer S. Roan, C.P.A. One of the Founding Partners of Adelfia L.L.C. Hall of Fame Inductee in Finance & Accountancy Chicago Filipino Asian American Hall of Fame 2018


Jennifer Santos Roan, CPA, is one of the Founding Partners of Adelfia LLC. Adelfia LLC is a minority and women owned business enterprise that provides assurance, advisory, accounting, tax, and information systems review/audit services. Since 11/11/11, with Jennifer as one of its 3 founders, the firm has grown to its current 7 partners (all of whom happens to be Filipina!) with 41 full-time employees.

Prior to founding Adelfia LLC, she started her career at SyCip, Gorres, Velayo & Co. (Manila, Philippines) (member firm of Ernst & Young) as a staff auditor, and continued as a staff accountant in Belshaw Brothers, Inc., one of the leading manufacturers of bakery equipment in the US. She also worked at
E. C. Ortiz & Co., LLP since November 1993, and became a Partner in January 2006. She has over 30 years of experience in financial audit, compliance examination, consulting, and tax and accounting services.

Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from the Philippine School of Business Administration, Quezon City, with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Major in Accounting. She passed the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure examination in the Philippines in November 1988, younger than the required age to be granted a license. Before Jennifer could obtain her Philippine CPA license, their family migrated to the United States in May 1989. Within a year, she took the Uniform CPA Exams and passed all parts in first attempt. Jennifer is a licensed CPA in Illinois and Indiana.

Jennifer’s professional affiliations include being a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS), Government Finance Officers Association-Special Review Committee, National Council of Philippine, American, Canadian Accountants (NCPACA), Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago, and International Society of Filipinos in Finance and Accounting (ISFFA)-Chicago Chapter. Jennifer is the current President of the Philippine CPAs of Greater Chicago and one of the founding officers of ISFFA-Chicago Chapter. She also coordinates Adelfia’s participation in the ICPAS annual CPA Day of Service, which is a flexible opportunity for accountants to help the community by volunteering. She will also be the NCPACA Convention Chairperson when it will be held here in Chicago either in 2020 or 2021.

Jennifer spends her free time watching movies at home with her lifetime crush and ever-supportive husband, Oliver.


Oliver and Jenny Roan


Adelfia LLC


With ISFFA 2016 & 2017 President Arvin Floresca and Gayle Floresca


ConventionWith ISFFA 2018 & 2019 President Andrew Guerrero and Allison Guerrero


NCPACA Annual Convention


PCPA current (Jenny) and former Presidents


ISFFA Chicago


Chicago Family


Adelfia Partners


Jennier S. Roan, flanked by family and friends, receiving her Hall of Fame crystal trophy from Consul General Gina Jamoralin, Veronica Leighton & Lourdes Livas.


With our godparents Vladimir and Divina Valera

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