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About Us

HRAH is a locally owned company created to help many businesses provide a complete service for their workers. Many small businesses are unable to provide the expertise and administration necessary to insure that all workers are treated properly and in compliance with various statutes, rules, and regulations of the Federal and Hawaii payroll tax laws, the Department of Labor, the Hawaii Occupational Safety and Health, immigration documentation, workers compensation and disability filings, the Hawaii Prepaid Health Care Act, and many other documentation and regulatory requirements.

HRAH has a professional staff of four (4) Human Resources Administrators, six (5) CPAs, two (2) financial planners, four (4) payroll specialists, three (3) MBAs, and an accounting and tax staff with over 150 years of combined experience.

Our Team

 

William L. Wong, CPA, PFS, RIA, CAA

President, Chief Executive Officer, Personal Financial Specialist, Registered Investment Advisor and Certifying Acceptance Agent

Graduate of the University of Hawaii in Finance and Business Economics and AICPA National Tax Education Program, University of Michigan, and University of Illinois and honored as the State, Regional, and National 1999 U.S. SBA Accountant Advocate of the Year. Specialty - Medical and Dental Practices, Income Tax Planning, Wealth Building Strategies, Partnerships and Real Estate Development, Pension and Retirement Planning, Business Valuation, Litigation Support, Personal Financial Specialist and Registered Investment Advisor.

 

Lauren M. Smith, CPA, PFS, RIA

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Personal Financial Specialist and Registered Investment Advisor

Cum Laude Graduate of the University of Idaho, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Accounting. Specialty - S Corporations, Contracting, Manufacturing and PUC Reporting, Individual and Business Taxation, Financial Planning, Investment Consulting and Asset Allocations, Personal Financial Specialist and Registered Investment Advisor.

 

Iris A. Wong, MBA

Vice President of Operations

Graduate of the University of Hawaii Graduate School of Business. Specialty - Software Installation and Computer and Business Consulting, Human Resources Administration, Payroll and Fringe Benefits.

 

Maya J. Keliiholokai

Vice President

Graduate of the University of Washington, Bachelor of Business Administration in Financial Services. Specialty – Human Resources Administration, Employee Leasing Specialist, Payroll Reporting, W-2's and Medical Benefits Administrator.

 

Jo-Anna P. Boshard

Corporate Treasurer

Graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Bachelor of Science in Accounting, and Valedictorian at Kamehameha Schools. Specialty – Business and Tax Accounting and Certified QuickBooks Advisor.

 

Elaine F. Higashi

Corporate Secretary

Graduate of Kinman Business University. Specialty – Marketing, Communications, Employee Leasing and Human Resources Administration.

 

Andre J. LaGuire

Administration and Business Development

Graduate of the University of Oregon, Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics. Specialty – Human Resources Administration, Payroll Specialist, Business and Tax Accounting.

 

Lainie S. Ushiroda

Human Resources Administrator

Graduate of the University of Hawaii in Human Resource Management & Marketing.  Specialty - Human Resources Administration, Payroll Specialist, Training, Sales and Marketing.

 

Calvin C.M. Higa Jr., MAcc

Director of Sales

Graduate of the University of Hawaii, Bachelors of Business Administration, Masters in Accounting.  Specialty - Software Installation, Computer and Business Consulting and Sales and Service.

 

Hye C. Harper CPA, MBA, CAA

Tax Research Support

Bachelor of Arts in French Literature, Kungpook University in Korea, Masters Degree in Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University. Specialty—Tax, Wage and Hour Research.

 

Byron M. Matsuura

Director of Safety and Risk Management and Business Development

Attended University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management. Specialty-Safety Compliance, Advanced First Aid, Healthcare Ergonomics and Blood Borne Pathogens, HIPAA Compliance, OSHA General Industry Safety and Health.