Well, for most of us. As we approach any new fiscal year, do you find yourself wondering if you got the dates right? I mean we still have year-end close for fiscal year 17-18, and yet we are planning and transacting for the new fiscal year 18-19, and for some of us, we are actually thinking ahead 2-5 years, sometimes longer, to see how we can address the finances in the future.
Ahhhhh..... Spring. For most of us, we find ourselves busy this time of year both at work and home. It is a time to reflect on the past year and a time to plan for the future and it could not be more true than this year.
2017 was a special year for CSMFO, as we celebrated our Diamond Anniversary—60 years, as a professional association. I must say it was an honor and a privilege to have had the opportunity to serve as your President during this anniversary year. And what a year it was…from our annual conference in Sacramento to [...]
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The end of the summer also marked the end of my travel hiatus for CSMFO business. September was a busy month for me, with visits to Sacramento and the State of Washington. Here’s what I have been up to...
Education: Master of Arts in Leadership and Organizational Studies, Azusa Pacific University (2011) Bachelors of Science in Business Administration-Accounting, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona (1990) Certified Public Accountant (1994) Professional Experience: Assistant General Manager/Chief Financial Officer, Cucamonga Valley Water District (2001 to current) Adjunct Professor, Chaffey College (2012-2013) Adjunct Professor, Riverside City College (2012) [...]
Education: Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, Accounting Emphasis from Biola University; Biblical Studies Minor State of California Certified Public Accountant – License #107059 Professional Experience: I was hired out of Biola University by Conrad and Associates who became Mayer Hoffman McCann. After specializing in government and non-profit clients for over a decade and [...]
Education: Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, University of California Riverside - 1997 Professional Experience: -1998 through 2002, Staff Accountant, Casino Morongo -2002 through 2004, Casino Accounting Manager, Casino Morongo -2005 through 2011, Controller, Morongo Band of Mission Indians -2011 through current, Chief Financial Officer, Western Riverside Council of Governments CSMFO Involvement: Became a member [...]
Education: BA Music, California State University, Hayward MA Bass Trombone Performance, Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University Professional Experience: Director of Finance, City of South San Francisco 2015 - Present Financial Services Manager, City of South San Francisco 2013 - 2015 Finance Manager, Town of Los Altos Hills 2012 - 2013 Financial Systems [...]
Education: B.A. Economics and Political Science, UCLA M.A. Political Science, UCSB Certified Public Accountant since 2004 Professional Experience: County of Alameda - General Accounting and Internal Audit Division Chief - 2 years Transbay Joint Powers Authority - Finance Manager - 3 years City of Oakland - Deputy City Auditor - 1 year Over 11 [...]