Faafouina Iosefa Su’a

also known as Tagaloa Faafouina Su’a





Chartered Accountant – Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA)/Auditor

-       Lay Preacher/Sports Consultant/Motivational Speaker/-Leader

-       Accredited Business Advisor – Business Link Pacific (BLP)

-       Partner – MYOB & XERO Accounting

-       Leadership & Chairman roles in Various Organizations

-       Principal – SU’A & Associates Accountancy Corporation (American Samoa)

-       Founding Partner – SU’A ma PAUGA Chartered Acountants




WEBSITE: www.sua-pauga.com

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1.     Reading Cultural and Bible and Journals;

2.     Trainings (hit trainings and swimming);

3.     Singing


Ongoing Education – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ)/ Samoa Institute of Accountants (SIA), Professional Education Services Courses in United States of America (USA) required for the practice in American Samoa. IFRS, ISAs, IPSAS.

International Accounting Standard Board (IASB) through Confederation of Asia Pacific Accountants (CAPA)

2010 – IFRS for Small to Medium Enterprises Train the Trainers in Kuala Lumpur (accredited as Trainer) and have offered trainings through Samoa Institute of Accountants Members in 2012/2015.



1999 – Admitted to the Institute – Certified Public Accountants which later changed to Chartered Accountants in 2017.

1998 – Final Qualifying Exam – FQE 

Covering Ethics and Jurisprudence, International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Accounting Standards (IASs) and International Standards of Auditing (ISAs)




Bachelor of Commerce and Management (Accounting major)

Provisional member of NZICA now ICAANZ

1992 – University Preparatory Year – Samoa

1991 – Catholic Senior School – Samoa

1987 to 1990 – Saint Joseph’s College - Samoa

1979 to 1986 – Marist Brothers School - Samoa


SU’A ma PAUGA – Chartered Accountants (Samoa)-Founding Partner

2005 to date www.sua-pauga.com

Founding Partner – started the firm back in 2005 from home until 2007 and then extended with employment of staff in 2008. Hired another partner in 2008. Now employing over 10 staff with variety of clients ranging from Charity, Construction, Retailers, Hardware, Hotels and Government Corporations. Auditors for Government Corporations (Electric Power Corporation-EPC, Samoa Water Authority -SWA, Development Bank of Samoa DBS, Samoa Life Assurance Corporation SLAC, National University of Samoa (NUS). Former Government Auditing Clients- Samoa Airport Authority, Land Transport Authority, Accident Compensation Corporation, Samoa Sports Facilities Authority.

Director – Rugby League International Federation (RLIF) - www.rlif.com

2012 to date

Representing Samoa through Asia Pacific Rugby League Confederation (APRLC) of which I chaired since 2013 and responsible with all directors on the overall growth and governance of the international game globally.

Director – Return to Paradise Resort (Lefaga- Apia)

2008 to date

Responsible with other directors from construction back in 2008 up until now in operation with almost 100 inventory (rooms) in 2019. A Resort with less than 10% Debt to Equity Ratio. Soliciting and prospecting shareholders for Equity investments.

Chairman – Auditing Committee

Chairman/Director – Samoa Shipping Corporation Dec 2020 to date

Chairman/Director – Public Trust Office (Apia) - www.publictrust.ws

2012 to November 2020

First Chairman – Audit Committee Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP) 2012 to 2016

Member – SNPF Audit Committee 2012 to date

Lay Preacher – Methodist Church

Ordained in 2015 to date

Responsible for delivering Sunday or Weekly Services when appointed by Parish Minister.

Deputy Chairman – Marist (Ben Leia) Trust

2010 to date

Responsible for the funds from Trustees in NZ and UK for the welfare of Tetraplegic Rugby Player that got injured from a rugby match in 2010

Other Charity Duties

(i)             Director Sponsorships (Pacific Games 2019 – Apia)- responsible for soliciting sponsorships with a target of $9million SAT now reached over $7million. Games in July 2019 in Apia

(ii)            President and Chairman – Rugby League Samoa Inc 2008 to date – www.rugbyleaguesamoa.com

(iii)           Executive Member – Penquins International Rugby Club



1.     Auditing – ISA and Cloud based Auditing System – Audit Assistant

2.     Accounting – IFRS, IASs, USA GAAP

3.     Taxation

4.     Business Advisory & Strategy

5.     Leadership – ability to influence others to achieve predetermined goals.

6.     Arbitrator/Mediator – for High Profile Case between Former Speaker and Hon Minister and his business partners.

7.     Accredited Business Advisor  - Business Link Pacific BLP



Note: Ongoing Continuing Education on IFRS, IAS and isa and partner in Xero accounting and myob in 2019 and professional education services courses in usa required for the practice in american samoa.