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, CPA - Director of Client Services

    Certified Public Accountant (WA), Liana has 11 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 - 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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    Joe Muldowney - Product Development Manager

    Prior to joining The Hawaii Group team, Joe worked as a Payroll Specialist for ProService Hawaii as well as Paychex Inc. in San Diego. At The Hawaii Group, Joe manages the Financial Reporting packages for all clients as well as Implementation & Payroll Departments. His expertise is utilized in identifying...

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    Yvette Zolman - Chief of Staff

Staff

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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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    Yvonne Galinanes - Accounting Manager

    Hometown: Kleve, Germany

    Education: Business School Kleve, B.A. in Accounting

    Experience: Yvonne brings 27 years of accounting to the team. She has experience in healthcare, professional services, mortgage, banking, manufacturing, and ecommerce. Yvonne has passed the Sage Intacct Implementation Specialist and Accounting Specialist exams. She brings to HiAccounting technical expertise, efficiency in...

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    Evans Martin - Senior Accountant

    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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    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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    Sheri Miyashiro, CPA - Senior Tax Accountant

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

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    James Obenour, CPA - Senior Tax Accountant

    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 providing tax and audit consulting, financial statement preparation, and general accounting services. His current focus is on individual...

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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 six years of IRS and State Representation experience to the team. She also has 11 years of tax and accounting experience, working in a many...

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    Terence Mott - Accounting Manager

    Hometown: Makiki, Hawaii

    Education: University of Hawaii—Manoa, Master of Business Administration in Accounting

    Experience: Prior to joining the HiAccounting team, Terence worked at a local CPA firm where he audited clients in various industries, including: not-for profit, charter schools, healthcare, construction, manufacturing, retail, and employee benefit plan. Terence also serves as the...

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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 payaroll, QuickBooks training and implementation, and general excise tax assignments.  

    Fun Fact: Becky moved...

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    Velaye Skipper - Tax Accountant

    Hometown: Albany, Illinois

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

    Experience: Before jumping onboard fulltime with HiAccounting, Velaye interned with WR Financial gaining experience in bookkeeping, payroll, and tax preparation. Velaye is CPA eligible and plans to take the exam in the near future.

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    Isaac Koki - Tax Accountant

    Hometown: Mililani, Hawaii

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

    Experience: Formerly working in the private industry, Isaac has five years of experience supporting major corporate financial areas for multiple companies and subsidiaries. Isaac is CPA eligible and plans to take the exam in the near future.

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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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    Chloe Lontayao - Staff Accountant

    Hometown: Kapolei, Hawaii

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

    Experience: Prior to joining HiAccounting, Chloe worked with the City & County of Honolulu as an Accountant. She has experience in government accounting, bookkeeping, and accounts payable. Her current focus is on financial statement preparation, bookkeeping and planning in...

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    Ty Fujikawa - Staff Accountant 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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    Jeremy Bennett - Director of IT

    University of Hawaii, BS in Studio Art.

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    Elaine Johnson - Director of Human Resources

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    Amanda Hilgendorf - Office Ambassador

    Hometown: Perrington, Michigan

    Education: Coursera of Northwestern University

    Experience: Amanda has prior experience in retail sales, customer service, office administration, and merchant services. As The Hawaii Group’s Office Ambassador, she provides administrative support to the executive team and staff. She is also the face of HiAccounting, providing a warm welcome our guests...

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Get In Touch

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

Services
Services

Oahu

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

Kauai

2970 Kele Street
Suite 213
Lihue, HI 96766
Phone 808.482.3901

Maui

285 W Ka'ahumanu Ave, #210
Kahului, HI 96732
Phone 808.856.4000

Hawaii Island

73-4976 Kamanu Street
Suite 201
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Phone 808.329.6343
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