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Financial Acumen and Budget Preparation for HR Professionals
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When: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
From 7:30 until 9:30 AM
Where: The Plaza Club 20th Floor
900 Fort Street Mall
Honolulu, Hawaii  96813
United States
Contact: Landon Wong
(808) 447-1840

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As an HR leader, you know what a well-trained workforce is worth —priceless! —but do you know what it costs to maintain the staff your organization needs? Is your ideal HR budget realistic? How does it fit into your organization’s overall financial picture?   Having a better understanding of the Company’s finances will make you a valuable component of your organization. 

This workshop will cover:

  • Common finance terms and what they mean
  • How to read financial statements (profit and loss statements or income statements, balance sheets, cash flow)
  • The key components of the income statement and balance sheet
  • Elements of an HR budget
  • Methods of budgeting (incremental, or zero-based)
  • Why it is essential for you to know the Company financial situation and budget
  • Why planning is vital to the bottom line

Guest speakers:

Leslie Murphy, Head of Finance, Elemental Excelerator - Leslie began her career in Chicago with Arthur Andersen, one of the big six public accounting firms. Her experience with financial statement auditing and individual tax planning led her to The Pritzker Organization, which she left in 2012 as a vice president. In 2013, she relocated to Honolulu, where she was the Chief Financial Officer of Alston, Hunt, Floyd, & Ing, and then Honolulu Civil Beat.  Now she is with Elemental Excelerator, a nonprofit green tech growth accelerator.  Leslie graduated from DePauw University with degrees in English Literature and Political Science. While building her career in Chicago, she also earned Masters degrees in Accounting and Psychology.

Susan Utsugi, Senior Vice President & Director of Business Banking at Central Pacific Bank - Susan Utsugi manages the Business Banking Division and has 30 years of banking experience.  Utsugi held positions as a Community Banking Region Manager, Senior Commercial Banking Officer and Branch Manager. Utsugi holds a bachelor’s degree of Business Administration in Finance from Seattle University and is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. She serves as Second Vice Chair of the Board for Hale Kipa, Chair of the Advisory Board for Patsy T. Mink Center for Business and Leadership, Board Member for Ho’ola Na Pua, and Treasurer for Hoops 4 Christ Hawaii. She was the 2008 SBA Small Business Advocate of the Year - Women in Business Champion - City & County of Honolulu and 2017 PBN Women Who Mean Business Women To Watch.

Dayna Matsumoto, Senior Vice President and Controller at Central Pacific Bank - Dayna Matsumoto is currently Senior Vice President and Controller at Central Pacific Bank, where she has worked for the last 12 years in varied Treasury and Accounting positions. Dayna earned her BBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Hawaii.  After college, she worked for 3 years at KPMG LLP, a national audit, tax and financial advisory firm, and was engaged in auditing several financial institutions in Hawaii, including CPB, where she served as Auditor-In-Charge of the engagement. Dayna is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and also earned a MBA degree from Hawaii Pacific University in 2009. Dayna serves as Board Treasurer of the Girls Scouts of Hawaii and a member of the Financial Executives of Hawaii Board. Dayna lives with her husband and three daughters in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Naomi Kahumoku Miyashiro, SHRM-SCP, SPHR, Senior Human Resources Director for Island Energy Services Downstream LLC – Naomi has worked in the Human Resources arena since 1988.  She began her career as an Administrative Assistant for a public municipality in Coupeville, Washington and left the organization in 1999 as the Manager of Finance and Administration to move home to Hawai’i.  Since that time, Naomi has worked in senior level HR positions for organizations in the engineering, science and research, telecommunications and petroleum industries. Naomi graduated from the University of Hawai’i with a Bachelors degree in Interpersonal Communications.


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