Director of Finance & Accounting
As the Director of Finance & Accounting, Helen Lum is responsible for all aspects of finance and accounting, ensuring compliance and controls, and providing financial guidance to management.
Ms. Lum started her government accounting career at General Dynamics NASSCO in 2003, where she was involved in preparing and submitting different types of government contracts in addition to performing general accounting duties. Prior to joining KES in 2015, she gained progressive experience and broad knowledge in all areas of accounting and finance, including cost proposals, payroll, and DCAA audits.
Ms. Lum holds a Bachelor of Art in Economics from the University of California, San Diego, with a minor in Music. She has also earned Professional Certificates in Accounting and Contract Management. In 2012, she was awarded with the title of Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) by the Association of Government Accountants (AGA).
Ms. Lum is an active member of the AGA and the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).
Ms. Lum is also a busy working mom of three active boys. When not working hard at KES, Ms. Lum devotes much of her time to volunteering at the boys’ school as well as the Boy Scouts of America.