As Senior Accounting Manager, Irene Buenavista serves as an expert resource to the Finance and Accounting staff to ensure high-quality client services. She assures adequate and consistent training and quality control, enhances department resources and systems, and promotes teamwork and problem-solving. Ms. Buenavista’s daily responsibilities include payroll, general ledger, revenue, and expense management and related reporting.
Ms. Buenavista has accounting and office administration experience in the special districts, healthcare, construction, and engineering industries. Her background in an office setting and in customer service has shaped her organizational and time-management skills allowing her to recognize the value of completing tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Her systematic approach and strong work ethic are valuable qualities in her various duties.
She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from Colorado State University.
Ms. Buenavista enjoys spending quality time with her family, as well as puzzles, board games and Colorado summers.
Governmental Accounting9 years experience
Accounting17 years experience
Special District Accounting9 years experience
BSBA (Concentration in Accounting)Colorado State University
“Pinnacle has been a champion of SERVE6.8 since the start. Each year our relationship grows deeper. Joining alongside our Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Resource Center ministries, Pinnacle has had an amazing impact on SERVE6.8 and helped us support over 20,000 families in 2022.”
Krista AckermanVolunteers, Special Events, & Care DirectorServe 6.8
"The new home kits that we receive from Pinnacle help our youth exiting foster care and our single parents with necessary items to start making a home. Most of these folks move in with nothing… these kits give them a head start. They cannot buy these items with food stamps so it often takes months to acquire the essential supplies. We are lucky to partner with a company like Pinnacle who supports local non profits."
GeriAnna EchelbergerNavigator, VIP Program at The Edge CommunityLoveland Housing Authority
"Pinnacle has been a reliable and consistent partner of The Matthews House for many years now! They have provided many dinners (with fun activities!) to families that work with The Matthews House from all over Larimer County. Countless hamburgers and hot dogs have been grilled, and the friendly faces of Pinnacle staff have made our participants feel welcome and included. In recent years, Pinnacle has increased their engagement with The Matthews House to support our clients and staff all throughout the year. Pinnacle volunteers have helped with our annual fundraising gala, gathered school supplies for our high school students who don't have as many resources, run bingo night for families, served turkey and mashed potatoes at our annual Thanksgiving dinner, and collected non-perishable food to deliver with frozen turkeys to families across Larimer County right before Thanksgiving. Their commitment to The Matthews House's mission and to the families needing more support in Larimer County has helped us to serve the needs of families in many different ways. We would not be able to do all the events we have done without the support of Pinnacle staff and funds. They are committed to giving back to the community, and we always know we can contact Pinnacle when dreaming up a new project or another way to help families!"
Lise Harwell, M.Ed.Education and Enrichment DirectorThe Matthews House
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