About Mr. Mwangi
Julius Mwangi provides guidance, monitoring, compliance, and analysis for the departments comprising Student Affairs and Student Housing and Residence Life. He works in coordination with the Budget and Finance Division, and is responsible for revenue projections and estimates; budget development; monitoring of budget versus actual financial activity and conducting analyses. The role requires an understanding of the nature of operations, business cycles, financial trends, and areas of financial risk for each department and each fund type, including revenue, student activity fees, health center fees, auxiliary operations, gifts, and endowment income funds, among others.
As a career accountant, Julius crisscrossed the world of numbers, their analysis, and the critical questions of why and how. He has worked in consultancy where he reviewed and evaluated processes to ensure an efficient recording process and a smooth flow of documentation; and as an auditor where he determined whether financial statements follow generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). His career fulfillment maximizes when he provides data evidence that aids decision making in either directions.
He completed his accounting certification in Kenya at Kenya College of Accountancy and thereafter registered with the Registration of Accountants Board. In his final certification examinations, he received awards for the highest scores in the final section and in the financial
accounting paper. When his family relocated to the U.S., Julius joined the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal School of Management for a Master of Science in Accounting Information Management, and later joined Southern Methodist University, Perkins School of Theology for a Master of Divinity.
In his spare time, Julius enjoys putting his thoughts in writing. He wrote several articles for the Accountant Journal, a publication of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Kenya – Accounting Standards in Developing Countries; East African Tax Law Review, and The Ultra Vires Doctrine. He also co-authored a report for the Institute of Internal Auditors, Insider Trading – The Internal Auditor’s Perspective and published a book titled A Reason to Carry On – When Your World Falls Apart.
Julius also tries to give back to the society by volunteering in non-profit organizations. Currently he serves as a Board member for McKinney Housing Development Corporation. He previously also served as a Board Director for Justice for Our Neighbors, Cleft Kids Inc., and on the Advisory Board of MUWA Foundation.