As the CFO for CU Service Network, Branda leads their outsourced accounting service CU Works Accounting, which has recently expanded from coast to coast. She assists credit unions with strategic accounting, regulatory help, budgeting, and financials.
Branda has many years of credit union experience, which began at Denver Community Credit Union in the accounting department. With a good deal of hard work, she worked her way up to become Chief Operating Officer. Afterwards, she worked for Premier Members CU as the Interim CEO and President/COO, overseeing twelve branches and all corporate real estate. She then went to Partner Colorado Credit Union for a year and a half as the EVP.
At this point, Branda decided it was time for a change and started her own business in credit union strategic accounting. She was also Chairman of the Rocky Mountain CUES Council for nearly a decade - so she certainly is a familiar face among credit unions in the region.
Branda's degrees include: a B.A. in Criminal Justice, a B.S. and MBA in Finance, as well as her CPA. Branda has two children and enjoys all things "outdoor." She hikes, scuba dives, snowmobiles, and golfs.
Anne’s focus here at CU Service Network is managing a variety of processes to help CU Works Accounting clients become more efficient. In specific, Anne assists with Corporate Financials and also manages the training program for her accountants. She can juggle projects like a champ.
Anne has worked in the credit union industry for over 15 years, with a majority of those years spent at Mountain West Association as Assistant Controller. She has experience with full cycle accounting functions and is not a stranger to a fast-paced and changing industry.
Anne has many interests but her passion outside of work is traveling with family and friends. "Life is an opportunity and opportunity is what you choose to make it during your time here upon this earth."
Nikki's main focus here at CU Service Network is CU Works Accounting implementations, training staff and clients, and accounting research. There isn't a problem that she can't solve, and thrives in fast-paced, head-scratching situations.
Nikki has spent hundreds (if not thousands) of hours training employees of all calibers, from novice to expert. Her philosophy on training is knowledge is crucial. While it can be painful in the beginning; in the long run, the benefits are passed to the membership.
Previously, Nikki worked at Marine Federal Credit Union in Jacksonville, NC for nine years. Seven of these years were spent as an Accounting Specialist working on anything and everything from daily balancing processes, monthly reconciliations, maintaining Fed and Corporate balances, sending wires, ordering currency from the Fed for the branches, and all different types of research. The other two years in her credit union background were spent in Internal Audit evaluating credit union functions and processes.
McKayla is a mover-and-shaker Accountant II in our CU Works Accounting team. Ever since she was little, she's had a passion for numbers and puzzles; there isn't a more fitting job for her than spending all day looking at numbers and balancing spreadsheets. McKayla does processing for multiple credit union clients, as well as monthly reconciliations.
McKayla is strong believer in serving others and the credit union industry keeps proving to be the perfect place for her. She has a degree from Oral Roberts University in Accounting.
Outside of a life full of numbers, there are many other things that hold her interest. In college, she was on the competitive cheerleading team and competed in many National competitions. She loves being active and traveling. "I strongly believe that whatever you believe about yourself and the world around you, becomes your reality. So why not make your world the best that it can be."
Daniel enjoys the variety of accounting procedures and processes that working in our CU Works Accounting department provides. The team is constantly learning and solving new problems, and it really keeps them on their toes. Daniel, for example, is still an accounting student at Metro State University in Denver, so he can apply what is he is learning directly to his position here.
Daniel is an Eagle Scout and proud to be a part of this select group. He writes that Accounting is the perfect career path for him and he is very pleased to be involved in this type of work.
As a Financial Analyst for CU Service Network, Jennifer prepares financial, regulatory and statistical reporting for CU Works Accounting clients as well as corporate accounting. She is masterful in data and is an incredible resource for our accounting clients.
Jennifer has a Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Finance from Colorado State University in Fort Collins.
In her free time, Jennifer likes to ride horses and go out to dinner with friends.
Michele manages daily processing and monthly reconcilitations for our CU Works Accounting clients. She is very passionate about member experience being the bottom line. "Without them, we wouldn't be here."
Michele has been working in the credit union industry for almost 20 years. She started her journey as a teller for the Credit Union Service Center in Virginia, where she was born and raised. Shes then transitioned over to a small credit union in Virginia Beach where she became a Senior Member Service Representative in 2003. Michele moved out to Colorado in 2012 and began working in back office operations (Payment Systems and Consumer Loans) for Bellco Credit Union.
Michele adores spending time with my family and loved ones. She loves animals and exploring Colorado: Estes Park, the Rocky Mountains, Manitou Springs and Red Rocks.
Katie manages various functions for our CU Works Accounting clients, like daily processing, ACH and indirect lending. Her previous experience in banking includes check processing and vault operations.
A Denver native, Katie has seen the major changes in the area over the years. In her non-working hours, she enjoys doing beadwork and making bracelets. Her most ambitious project was a beaded tapestry of a brown bear catching a salmon. This contains 32,400 beads and took over 250 hours to complete.
As an Accountant I, Oscar manages daily processing and monthly reconcilitations for our CU Works Accounting credit union clients.
Oscar's after-office time is currently spent working on his accounting degree at Red Rocks Community College as well as raising a baby with his wife.
Before going to school for accounting, Oscar spent seven years as a sous chef at several local restaurants. Outside of accounting, he enjoys going out swing dancing on the weekends, growing peppers, playing the ukulele, and painting/ drawing.