Team

Our Team

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.

Management Team

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    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,...

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    Liana Fajayan - Managing Director

    Certified Public Accountant (WA), Liana has 13 years’ experience in management of tax and accounting services. Liana comes to HiAccounting 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 high...

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    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...

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    Scott Strimling, CPA - CFO

    Scott has proven is adept quality in streamlining financial process, enhancing productivity levels, and introducing process improvements. Coming to The Hawaii Group from the digital courseware company, Toolwire Inc., Scott provided leadership to the finance organization and management team in all aspects of accounting, cash management, financial planning and analysis,...

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    Evans Martin - Controller of The Hawaii Group

    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,...

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    Yvette Zolman - Chief of Staff

    As Chief of Staff, Yvette works with the HiHealthCare leadership team to establish and implement operational processes, ensuring alignment in company goals and directives. Yvette achieved her Bachelor’s in Business Administration and comes to Hawaii from Nashville, TN bringing experience in Project Management, Marketing, Customer Relations, and Administration.

Staff

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    Sheri Miyashiro, CPA - 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 seven years of tax experience working with clients in various industries including food and beverage, retail, non-profit, private equity,...

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    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...

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    Becky Grennan - Manager of Tax Services

    Hometown: Bellevue, Washington

    Education: Certified Bookkeeper

    Experience: Becky has worked in industries such as automotive, real estate, accounting, and manufacturing. Becky brings 40 years of accounting and tax experience to the team. She leads our team’s bookkeeping, client payroll, QuickBooks training and implementation, and general excise tax assignments.  

    Fun Fact: Becky moved...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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,...

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    Ty Fujikawa - Accounting Senior and Implementation Specialist

    Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

    Education: University of Hawaii – Manoa, B.A. in Accounting

    Experience: Previously a Staff Accountant for Michelin Star Chef-Michael Mina’s Hawaii restaurants, Ty has experience in the restaurants, guest service, and hospitality industries. Ty works with clients on financial statement preparation, bookkeeping and planning. He also champions various efforts at...

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    Mahina Quinn - Staff 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...

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    Brianna Delaney - Staff Accountant

    Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida

    Education: Florida State University, B.A. in Accounting

    Experience: Brianna began her career in accounting at HiAccounting in 2020. She has past experience in restaurant and hospitality businesses with an emphasis in customer service and sales. Brianna supports the team with various accounting and bookkeeping duties such as accounts payable, account reconciliations,...

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    Bryanna Phillips - Staff Accountant

    Hometown: Westbrook, Maine

    Education: University of Southern Maine, B.S. in Accounting & Entrepreneurship

    Experience: Bryanna started her accounting career in college where she did four internships: two of which were in tax, one in audit, and one in underwriting. During her internships, she had the opportunity to complete individual and business tax...

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    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...

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    Jumari Teodosio - Tax Intern

    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...

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    Jake Miura - Accounting Intern

    Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii

    Education: University of Washington, B.A. in Accounting

    Experience: Jake is an intern at HiAccounting where his responsibilities consist of preparing checks and working with accounts payable and expenses for clients. Jake has prior experience working for a financial investment company doing data entry, preparing financial reports, and cold calling.

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    Logan Sharma, CPA - Marketing Communication Specialist

    Hometown: Westport, Washington

    Education: Western Washington University, BA in Accounting

    Experience:  Logan has transitioned his passion for accounting and tax into the role of HiGroup’s Sales and Marketing Communication Specialist. He leads HiGroup for various marketing and PR projects and initiatives.  Logan joins HiAccounting following a two-year role working for the Japanese...

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    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.

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Get In Touch

HiAccounting would be pleased to get in touch to discuss your accounting needs.

Services
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Oahu Office

700 Bishop St. Suite 600
Honolulu, Hi 96813
Phone 808.529.9990

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm
Closed on Holidays
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