Mr. Roberts received a Master in Business Administration degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration in 1977. He also graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics, magna cum laude, from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1974, and was elected Phi Beta Kappa. While at the University of Washington, Mr. Roberts rowed on the frosh and varsity crew teams.
Before joining Niwao & Roberts in 1992, Mr. Roberts worked for Deloitte, Haskins, & Sells (now known as Deloitte & Touche), CPAs, in Honolulu; Peat, Marwick Mitchell & Company (now known as KPMG), CPAs, in Anchorage, Alaska; and the United States Government on many overseas assignments in Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Mr. Roberts speaks several foreign languages.
Drawing on his varied and extensive work experience and his strong business management training, Mr. Roberts performs management consulting and business valuations of closely-held corporations. He also performs audits of various organizations.
Mr. Roberts is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of Hawaii.
Mr. Roberts currently serves as State President of the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants, and has received several outstanding member awards from that organization.
Mr. Roberts is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the National Society of Accountants, and the Hawaii Society of Certified Public Accountants.
In addition, Mr. Roberts previously served as a member of the State of Hawaii Tax Review Commission from 2005 to 2007.
Mr. Roberts is past president of the AOAO of the Wells Street Professional Center and is the treasurer of the Rotary Club of Wailuku. He is a past president of the Maui Chapter of the American Heart Association.
Mr. Roberts is the author of several periodical articles on accounting, tax, and management topics.