Comprised of business leaders with decades of experience both locally and abroad, Hawaii Accounting is unmatched with the attention, value, reliability and piece of mind we offer our clientele. At HiAccounting, everyone has an accounting background—from our accountants to our CEO.
Interested in joining the team? Learn more on our Careers page.
Matt Delaney - President & CEO - HiGroup
Chief Executive Officer, Matthew S. Delaney, has been a catalyst for positive change in both community and business across Hawaii for much of the past two decades. Most recently, Mr. Delaney has leveraged his experience gained locally and abroad to help revolutionize the state’s outsourcing landscape. Under his progressive, flexible,...
Liana Fajayan Hilweh, CPA - Managing Director
Certified Public Accountant, Liana has been working in management of tax and accounting services since 2007. Liana joined HiAccounting in 2016 from the prestigious firm Moss Adams, where she was most recently a Tax Manager. In her tenure in both public and private accounting she has specialized in working with...
Evans Pierce - Chief Financial Officer
Hometown: Richmond, Virginia
Education: University of Virginia, B.A. in Economics and History
Experience: Prior to joining HiAccounting in 2017, Evans had over four years of experience as the Director of Business Operations and Office Manager at a restaurant group in Washington DC. She has experience in restaurants, professional services, retail, manufacturing, constructions, not-for-profits, charter schools...
Rene Blevins, CPA - Director of Accounting
Born and raised on O’ahu, Rene recently moved back home after living 16 years in the Pacific Northwest. A Certified Public Accountant (WA) and consummate problem-solver, Rene brings a diverse background over a variety of industries to HiAccounting, including software technology, distribution, healthcare and real estate. Rene received her Bachelor...
Janet Williams-Reyes, CPA/PFS - Director of Tax Services
Janet Williams-Reyes started her accounting career with the international public accounting firm of Arthur Andersen. She moved to Los Angeles in 1984 where she started and headed up the financial analysis department for Sebastian International. From 1987-1995, Janet entered the restaurant industry as Chief Operating Officer of City West Restaurant...
Yvette Zolman - Chief Operating Officer
Hometown: Elko, Nevada
Education: University of Phoenix, B.A. Business Administration
Experience: Yvette moved to Honolulu in 2016 from Nashville, Tennessee. As Chief of Staff, Yvette directs the administrative and operational activities for all companies of The Hawaii Group. She works closely with the CEO and executive leadership to establish and implement consistent...
Vel Taniguchi - Corporate Benefits & Payroll Manager
Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawaii
Education: Payroll Specialist
Experience: Vel joined The Hawaii Group in 2015 and has grown into our Corporate Benefits & Payroll Manager specializing in payroll processing, employee benefits, time and attendance, human resource management and functions as HiAcounting’s new payroll client Implementation Specialist. She is able to identify the payroll processing...
Sheri Miyashiro, CPA - Senior Tax Manager
Hometown: North Shore, Hawaii
Education: San Francisco State, Master’s in Accountancy
Experience: Prior to joining HiAccounting, Sheri worked for Grant Thornton, the 5th largest international accounting firm in the world. Sheri has over a decade of tax experience working with individual and business clients in various industries including food and beverage, retail,...
Stanley Uratsuka - Accounting Manager
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Education: University of Hawaii – Manoa, B.A. in Accounting and Computer Programming
Experience: Stanley has over 30 plus years of accounting, as well as personal and corporate tax experience by working in industries such as: retail, health and fitness, research, not-for profits and travel. Stan specializes in client service...
James Obenour, CPA - Tax Manager
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Education: Florida State University, B.A. in Accounting and Finance
Experience: James worked at Keefe McCollough, a well-established public accounting firm in Fort Lauderdale, Florida for six years prior to joining HiAccounting in 2018. There, he provided tax and audit consulting, financial statement preparation, and general accounting services. His current...
Charmaine Apa, EA - Senior Tax Accountant
Hometown: Wahiawa, Hawaii
Education: University of Hawaii—West Oahu, B.A. in Accounting
Experience: Charmaine earned an Enrolled Agent’s license to represent clients before the Internal Revenue Service, bringing eight years of IRS and State Representation experience to the team. She also has 13 years of tax and accounting experience, working in a many...
Kathy Au, CPA - Senior Accountant
Hometown: Manoa, Hawaii
Education: University of Hawaii—Manoa, Masters in Accounting
Experience: Kathy brings 32 years of public accounting to the HiAccounting team. She works with clients on income tax planning and preparation for individuals, self-employed, and small businesses. She is involved with the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements, bookkeeping services,...
Mahina Quinn - Senior Accountant
Hometown: Mililani, Hawaii
Education: Colorado Mesa University, B.S. in Accounting
Experience: Mahina started her accounting career at HiAccounting in 2018 and has established experience in restaurants, not-for-profits, charter school and professional services. Prior to joining HiAccounting, she had experience in customer service, sales, and office administration. Mahina has passed the Intacct Accounting...
Justine Arnold, CPA - Accounting Manager
Hometown: Lille, France
Education: Western Colorado University, B.A. in Accounting & B.A. in Business Administration
Experience: After earning her bachelor’s degrees in Accounting & Business Administration, Justine worked for the largest public accounting firm in Western Colorado as a Tax Accountant. During this time, she obtained her CPA license and worked with...
Carl Cacpal - Senior Accountant
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Education: University of Hawaii: West Oahu, B.A. in Business Administration: Concentration in Accounting
Experience: Carl worked at CW Associates CPAs for four years prior to joining HiAccounting in 2022. There, he provided audit services in a variety of industries including healthcare, retail, education, and non-profits.
Fun Fact: Carl volunteers with...
Shayna Noble, EA - Senior Tax Accountant
Hometown: Waipahu, Hawaii
Education: UH-West Oahu, Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting
Experience: Prior to joining HiAccounting, Shayna worked at a local CPA firm for almost twelve years. Shayna has recently earned her Enrolled Agent's license and has tax experience working with clients in various industries including food service, general...
Chad Sweitzer - Staff Accountant
Hometown: Sonora, CA
Education: Chad attended California State University, Chico where he achieved a Bachelor’s in Accounting and later Sacramento State where he achieved a Master’s in Accountancy.
Experience: Chad worked two years as an Accountant for a Casino in Northern California while he was obtaining his Master’s degree. Over the last five years, Chad...
Jumari Teodosio - Tax Accountant
Hometown: Pearl City, Hawaii
Education: University of Hawaii - West Oahu, BA in Accounting
Experience: Prior to joining the HiAccounting team, Jumari’s first experience in tax was through the VITA program at Leeward Community College. Through VITA, Jumari was given the opportunity as a volunteer tax preparer to complete hands-on work, such...
Tes Morta - Tax and Accounting Administrative Assistant
Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI
Education: Associates Degree in Accounting, Heald Business College
Experience: Tes will be supporting our tax and accounting teams with various financial functions. With experience in the financial services industry, Tes will be working with much of our HiAccounting team. Tes is also a former member of the Filipino Chambers of...
Maya Mapeso - Brand & Marketing Specialist
Hometown: Burson, CA
Education: UX Design Google
Experience: Before joining The Hawaii Group Maya worked as UI/UX designer creating brand identities as well as marketing strategies for start-up companies. Maya previously worked on marketing campaigns as a brand ambassador for Becca Cosmetics and other beauty companies such as Charlotte Tilbury and Muddy Body....
Bailey Razo - Staff Accountant
Hometown: Holyoke, Colorado
Education: Kansas State University, BA in Accounting (Aug. 2022)
Experience: Bailey is joined our accounting team as an Intern, supporting the staff with processing Accounts Payable, monthly reconciliations, recording bank transactions, among other client servicing needs. She has since been promoted to Staff Accountant.
Bailey is currently in her Senior...
Jacalyn Macauda - Office Ambassador
Hometown: Trumbull, CT
Education: University of Connecticut, B.S. in Nutritional Science
Experience: Previously an event coordinator for a rooftop venue located in Waikiki, Jacalyn has experience in restaurant, guest relations, and market research industries. Jacalyn helps manage the office and operations within Hawaii Accounting.
Fun Fact: Jacalyn loves dogs and has a border...
Get In Touch
HiAccounting would be pleased to get in touch to discuss your accounting needs.
Maui Office24 N Church Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Oahu Office700 Bishop St. Suite 600
Honolulu, Hi 96813
Office HoursMonday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Holidays