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.


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    Matt Delaney, CPA (CA) - 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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    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...

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    Sheri Miyashiro, CPA (HI & CA) - Director of Tax Services

    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,...

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    Justine Arnold, CPA (CO) - Director of Accounting Services

    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...

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    Vel Taniguchi - HR Manager

    Hometown: Kaneohe, Hawaii

    Education: Payroll Specialist

    Experience: Vel joined The Hawaii Group in 2015 and has grown into our HR Manager  specializing in payroll processing, employee benefits, time and attendance, human resource management. She is able to identify the payroll processing needs of small and medium sized businesses and helps them implement an...

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    Jeremy Bennett - Director of IT

    Jeremy was born and raised on the island of Moloka'i and now lives on Oahu. He went to college at the University of Hawaii, where he received his Bachelor of Science in Studio Art. Jeremy has been the IT support for the 10+ years with The Hawaii Group and its...

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    Carly Moloney - Executive Assistant

    Hometown: Manhattan Beach, CA

    Education: Bachelor in Human Environmental Sciences, Concentration: Interior Design, Minor: Food & Nutrition(FN)

    The University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa, AL

    Experience: Prior to joining the Hawaii Group Carly worked as a personal assistant, as well as in real estate and property management, interior design, retail, & the food &...

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Accounting Team

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    Denise Kadomoto, CPA - Accounting Supervisor

    Hometown: Aiea, Hawaii

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

    Experience: Denise’s accounting journey spanning 30+ years began as a staff auditor with a Big 4 accounting firm, where she earned her CPA license, and audited clients in the healthcare, government, retail, manufacturing and real estate industries. She transitioned to...

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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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    Mahina Quinn - Senior Accountant II

    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 - Senior Accountant

    Hometown: Miami Beach, Florida

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

    Experience: Brianna started her accounting career with HiAccounting in 2020. She has worked in many industries including but not limited to hospitality and tourism, not-for-profit organizations, insurance and healthcare.

    Primary objectives: Brianna will be responsible for monthly and annual bookkeeping services, account reconciliations, budget...

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    Takashi Imoto, CPA (WA) - Senior Accountant I

    Hometown:  Osaka, Japan/ Makiki, Hawaii

    Education:  Doshisha University (Kyoto, Japan) Bachelor’s Degree in Health and Sports Science.      California State University(East Bay) 

    Experience:  Takashi started his accounting career at HiAccounting in 2022 and is now a CPA. Prior to joining HiAccounting, he was working in the sports industry in Japan.Takashi was...

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    Bailey Razo - Staff Accountant II

    Hometown: Holyoke, Colorado

    Education: Kansas State University, BA in Accounting (Aug. 2022)

    Experience: Bailey 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 II.  

    Bailey graduated from Kansas State with...

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    Maya Mapeso - Brand & Marketing Specialist

    Hometown: San Francisco, CA

    Education: UI/UX Design; Georgia Tech

    Experience: Before joining The Hawaii Group Maya worked as UI/UX designer creating brand identities as well as marketing strategies for start-up companies.  Her primary objectives are to coordinate and assist management with marketing and sales through brand consistency, digital marketing, and networking.  

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    Tes Morta - Business Support Supervisor

    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...

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    Tauana Larrubia - Office Ambassador

    Hometown: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She has been living on Oahu since 2022.

    Experience: Tauana comes with ten years of experience working for the Brazilian Government in the Harbor Administration (Port Authority of Rio de Janeiro). She has also held the position of Digital Marketing Coordinator for e-commerce in the beauty...

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Tax Team

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    Shayna Noble, EA - Tax Supervisor

    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...

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    Ria Barqueros, CPA (GA) - Senior Tax Accountant

    Hometown: Knoxville, TN

    Education: University of Tennessee, Master's in Accountancy

    Experience: Ria worked for FORVIS LLP, the 8th largest public accounting firm in the US. for 2 years.  She also Worked with individual and business clients in various industries including auto dealerships, commercial products, construction, healthcare, private equity, and real estate.

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    Liam O’hAimhirgin, CRTP (CA) - Senior Tax Accountant I

    Experience: Liam is a fifth-year student at the University of Utah, where he is finishing a degree in Economics, with minors in both business and computer science. He swam for four years in college, which helped cultivate time management and teamwork.

    Fun Fact: After graduating, Liam plans to explore options in the accounting...

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    Jumari Teodosio - Tax Accountant II

    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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    Nick Snyder - Tax Accountant

    ​​​​​​Hometown: Sacramento, CA

    ⁣⁣Experience: Nick recently graduated from Gonzaga University with an Economics degree and plans to go back to Gonzaga to earn an MBA degree. He is excited to start his new career with California Accounting.

    ⁣⁣Fun Fact: Nick has a 3 legged dog named Skippy!⁣

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    Sheila Fredes - Tax Accountant

    Hometown: Long Island, New York

    Education: Chaminade University of Honolulu - B.S. in Accounting & Minor in Computer Informational Systems

    Experience: Sheila moved to Oahu in 2016 to earn her Bachelor’s in Accounting. During this time, she completed a finance internship at a non-profit, an accounting internship at an insurance company as...

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Please meet our sister company, California Accounting, a member of The Hawaii Group Ohana.

Our team across the ocean provides even more resources and expertise to help facilitate your needs. Our California team provides an unparalleled combination of local insight and global knowledge. We strongly believe in working personally and directly with our clients, connecting through our core principles of integrity, transparency, and dedication to customer service.

California Accounting Team

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    Hopemary Calip - Business Support Specialist

    Hometown: Santa Rita, Guam

    Education: Hopemary is working towards her Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in finance.

    Experience: Hopemary worked on many projects with AmeriCorps during the three years she was with them. She also has experience mentoring youth at local resource centers and schools.

    Fun Fact: Hopemary enjoys spending free time with her family,...

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    Melissa Hoekstra - Senior Accountant

    Hometown: Citrus Heights, California

    Education: Melissa received her Bookkeeping certification with Penn Foster.

    Experience: Melissa is reaching her 3rd year with the California Accounting team.

    Fun Facts: Her family are Huge San Jose Shark fans and when not watching the games, they are baking or outdoors riding bikes together.

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    Danny Wong, CTRP (CA) - Senior Tax Accountant

    Hometown: Central Valley, California

    Education: California State University of Sacramento, B.A. in Business Administration (Concentration in Accounting)

    Experience: Originally coming from Central Valley raised in a household of restaurant owners, Danny moved to Sacramento for college. After graduating, Danny went straight to work in the tax accounting industry.  With two years of tax accounting and...

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    Mateo Calip - Tax & Accounting Assistant

    Hometown: Santa Rita, Guam

    Experience: US Navy Reserves(Jan 2021-Present), Prior to joining CA Accounting I was working at Our Lady Of Grace School as a Teacher’s Assistant. Before leaving Guam in summer of 2022, I was working with Americorps while also serving as a Ramp Agent at the Guam International Airport.

    Fun Facts: I love...

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Maui Office

24 N Church Street
Wailuku, HI 96793
Phone 808.356.4357

Oahu Office

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

Hilo Office

145 Keawe St
Hilo, HI 96720
Phone 808.529.9990

Office Hours

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