Introducing Yong Kim
Vice President Finance and Administration/ Chief Financial Officer
NCIA is excited to welcome Yong Kim as the new Vice President Finance and Administration/ Chief Financial Officer. Yong has a diverse career background as a Chief Financial Officer, Operations Officer and Controller in both the private and public business sectors. She is a highly accomplished analytical and strategic executive with 25 years of experience in fiscal accountability, operational management, risk management, strategic business planning, and technology. Yong has a solid track record of increasing financial performance and significant cost reductions through a continuous process improvement, resource optimization, and global vendor negotiations. Yong is also highly accomplished in the development of cohesive, cross-functional teams.
Herb Hoelter, CEO of NCIA stated, “We are excited about having Ms. Kim join our leadership team. She brings a wealth of experience as well as a commitment to the human service field.”
Since October 2012, Yong has served as Chief Financial Officer for Girl Scouts of Central Maryland overseeing both Information Technology and Finance departments. In her tenure, she has been successful in many areas including renegotiating professional service contracts to reduce costs, reviewing expense line items and subsequently incorporating various changes resulting in a significant reduction of the operating expenses. With her IT skills, Yong developed an on-line Camp Property reservation system, converting many traditional and time–consuming processes to fillable on-line financial reporting systems for over five thousand volunteers. She also restructured the financial reporting and budgeting system to include all leaders an effort to utilize their strengths.
Before coming to the non-profit sector, Yong worked in the cosmetics industry. In this field she successfully enabled business development and operational enhancements necessary, secured a Maryland Industrial Revenue Bond, and purchased a facility for the manufacturing process, which all led to revenue growth.
Throughout her career, Yong has worked relentlessly as a change agent and has a particular interest in working toward helping others. This is why she especially enjoyed working with the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland. She thrives on knowing that her daily work helps achieve the organizational goal of helping girls build courage, confidence, and character.
Upon her arrival Yong stated, “My goal that I am carrying into NCIA is to support the team and customers while working toward collectively achieving NCIA’s mission”.
Yong holds a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland and is a Certified Public Accountant in Maryland and Virgina as well a current member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.