Mikula, chief financial officer for the Community Guidance Center in Indiana,
Pa. became one of the Pittsburgh Business Times’ CFO of the Year award
The CFO of the Year Award recognizes financial professionals
in western Pennsylvania for outstanding performance as corporate financial officers
in both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors.
received his bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from the University of
Pittsburgh at Johnstown and his MBA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In
2010 he joined Community Guidance as a controller and in May 2013 become CFO.
One of the
main challenges Mikula faced was getting Community Guidance Center’s financial situation
out of the red after its merger with Clearfield-Jefferson in 2007. This required hours of creating new policy and
procedure manuals, new bank accounts, and accounting and payroll changes.
he was able to bring the company into the black again by introducing new
sources of revenue, such as telepsychiatry, and cutting out operational
Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s MBA program allowed me to expand my
education and also gain practical experience by working part-time in the
business department,” said Mikula during an e-mail interview on December 9. “My time
at IUP was both personally and professionally rewarding and further prepared me
to embark upon my career.”
Darrin Mikula’s photo was retrieved from the Pittsburgh Business Times and taken by Joe Wojcik.
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