Philip H. Gutt
Philip H. Gutt, C.P.A., joined HRA as the Director of Operations and Finance in February 2011. He has over forty years of experience holding senior level management positions in finance in which he has improved procedures and controls, increased profitability, streamlined operations and achieved cost efficiencies.
At HRA, Phil establishes and monitors appropriate accounting controls and procedures to ensure adherence to all internal and external reporting requirements. He reviews all program and operating costs for proper classification and makes sure they are assigned to appropriate cost centers. In addition, Phil monitors program expenses to make sure they operate within contract parameters; he monitors the agency banking relationships and he also manages the organization’s assets and operations in order to limit and manage exposure and risk and to ensure that costs of insurance coverage are reasonable.
Prior to joining HRA, Phil held senior management positions with companies in the fields of manufacturing, construction, environmental consulting, not-for-profit, distribution, service and many others. He was also a partner in a regional accounting firm where he conducted audits as well as other types of examinations, and provided management with advisory and tax services. In 1996 he started his own business in which he fulfilled temporary and interim senior management positions and assisted organizations through periods of growth or change.
Phil holds his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, with an Accounting major, from the University of Hartford and has earned the designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA). He has been a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants throughout his career.