Scope of Service Experience
A key member of the senior management team. Oversee fiscal and operational administration. Responsible for client and corporate financial reporting; cash management; strategic planning; operational evaluation; financial analysis and forecasting; management and training of accounting and administrative support staff; implementation and monitoring of internal controls; information technology, payroll, human resources and benefit administration.
Background & Experience
Ms. Chong started her career with NAI ChaneyBrooks in 2001 in the Commercial Group's accounting department where she ensured the delivery of timely and accurate reporting to managed properties. In addition to her regular duties, she spearheaded the conversion of over 40 commercial and 200 residential accounts from a proprietary accounting software to Timberline, a widely used proprety management software. She also streamlined processes, trained accounting and property management users, improved financial reporting capabilities, and designed customized reports. In 2003, she was promoted to Director of Financial Operations and took on corporate accounting functions. In 2007, She became the Chief Financial Officer and continued to be a partner to the President on all operational and strategic issues.
Her other experiences include diversified accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and cash flow management in education, non-profit, hotel, and real estate investment sectors. She has served as a core team member of a two-year multi-million dollar integrated computer software installation. Her involvement included all phases of development and conversion from setup, testing, and problem solving, to conducting end user training.
Ms. Chong is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, and Malay languages.
Ms. Chong obtained her B.S. in accounting degree from Hawaii Pacific University.
Professional Associations & Designations
Member, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member, Maryland State Board of Accountancy
Member, Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii
Treasurer and member, Sierra Club Hawaii Chapter
Treasurer and member, Hong Kong Business Association of Hawaii (2008 to 2010)
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson in Hawaii