Robert Kawahara

Hawaii Small Business Conference speakerRobert Kawahara is the Managing Member of Kawahara + Hu, LLC, Maui’s largest CPA firm.  The firm is full-service company providing Individual and Business Tax Planning and Preparation, Audit Services, Estate Planning, Business Valuations, Bookkeeping and Payroll services.

Robert believes strongly in giving back to the community.  He is an active volunteer in the Maui community, serves on several boards in various capacities and is a 2017 Ka Ipu Kukui fellow. Robert has also taught various accounting classes for the Hawaii Credit Union League and has served as Rotary Club of Kahului President for 2011 – 2013.

Recipient of Pacific Business News 40 under 40 class for 2012, Robert has been awarded the State of Hawaii’s Financial Services Champion of the Year for 2013 by the Small Business Administration and was Hawaii Community Foundation’s 2014 Outstanding Professional Advisor in Philanthropy.

A local boy, born and raised in Lahaina, Maui, Robert graduated with a BBA in Accounting from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.  He is married to Michele Kawahara and they have a son named Ryan.

Robert will present a workshop on Day 2 on Tax Strategies for Small Business.