Patty Kong, C.P.A.
Finance & Management Services
Patty Kong is a local governmental finance professional with 28 years of experience. She is skilled in Strategic Financial Planning, Policy Development, Bond Issuance, Lease Negotiations, System Acquisition and Implementations, Revenue Measures, Contract Reviews, Request for Proposals, Budgeting and Forecasting, Treasury, Revenue, Billing and Collections, Accounting and Payroll. Patty is a collaborator, organizer, and a problem solver.
Prior to affiliating with MRG, Patty was the Finance and Administrative Services Director for the City of Mountain View. During her tenure, she guided the City through three major economic downturns, including the “Great Recession” with balanced General Fund budgets. She has worked with all departments to achieve citywide goals, provided financial information and training to Councils, management, staff, citizens, and labor unions on topics of budget, CAFR, debt, reserves, retirees’ health benefits, and CalPERs. She developed and implemented strategies for the funding of long-term obligations for retirees’ health benefits and CalPERS. She was responsible for utility rate setting which included rate studies and cost of services analysis. She also worked on the successful dissolution of the redevelopment agency and was the lead for financial services during the creation of a 12-agency joint community choice energy organization, Silicon Valley Clean Energy. During her tenure, the City of Mountain View received 28 years of award-winning budgets and CAFRs.
Patty’s RFP experience includes a variety of services including audits, land development, consultant services and system acquisitions and implementations. She has completed successful system implementations including enterprise-wide financial systems, online purchasing systems, utility billing, payroll, online time reporting, and online purchasing cards. In conjunction with all system implementations, a review of procedures was performed, and policies and procedures were developed. She has also participated in retirees’ health analysis for conversion to CalPERS Health, FLSA reviews and two lengthy negotiations for long term leases of city owned properties securing long term revenues for the city.
Before working for the City of Mountain View, Patty was a manager at the international public accounting firm of KPMG. At KPMG, Patty worked on several government engagements and provided consulting services to improve operational efficiencies and developed policies and procedures.
Patty is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from San Jose State University.