Jona Arrol Varona is a professional with 5 years of solid experience in external auditing in various industries including real estate, investment banking, multimedia and entertainment, oil and gas, and educational institutions. As a Credit Analyst at AVANA Capital, she is primarily responsible for assessing and managing credit risk associated with commercial real estate lending; requiring her to perform underwriting, financial statement analysis and due diligence.
Prior to joining AVANA Capital, Jona served as Senior Auditor in global auditing firm, Ernst and Young in Philippines and Grant Thornton in Bahrain, from which she gained vast knowledge and expertise in group and statutory audit, taxation, financial reporting, financial statement analysis, internal control assessment and budgeting.
Jona holds Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Colegio de Dagupan, Philippines, where she was a Dean’s Lister, an Academic Scholar and Presidential Scholar. She is now a Certified Public Accountant.
Typical Jona: She is outgoing, responsible and family oriented.
Past Itineraries: Disneyland in Hong Kong, Formula Rossa (world’s fastest roller coaster) in Abu Dhabi, and parasailing, helmet diving, scuba diving and snorkeling in the beautiful islands of the Philippines.
Passionate About: Her family, her boyfriend, photography, traveling and swimming.
Guilty Pleasure: Korean TV series, movies, fruit smoothies and broasted chicken.
Personal Motto: Work hard until you no longer have to introduce yourself.
Favorite Quote: “Even when you feel down, get up and work! Your bills and responsibilities don’t care how you feel.” – Anonymous