• Heather McArthur, Chief Financial Officer

    Heather McArthur

    Title: Chief Financial Officer
    Mailing address:
    1818 West Worley Street
    Columbia, MO 65203
    Contact information:
    Phone: (573) 214-3416
    Fax: (573) 214-3401
    Email: hmcarthur@cpsk12.org
    Bachelor of Arts from Central Methodist University with a double major in Mathematics and Accounting and a minor in Spanish
    Work experience:
    I worked for the State Auditor's office for seven years, leading and performing audits of various state and local government entities. I was a staff auditor for the first two years, and for the remaining five years, I was a senior auditor supervising 3-4 staff on each job. Then, I worked at Williams Keepers in the governmental audit section for a year and a half before I began working at Columbia Public Schools. In 2006, I started work at CPS as the Chief Accountant in the Business Services department, where I remained for nine years. In January 2016, I took the position of Administrative Project Manager, working directly with the Chief Financial Officer. During that time, I began overseeing the budget process and performing work in contract management, long-range facilities planning, and risk management.
    Community service and organizations:
    Metro Rotary of Columbia
    United Methodist Women--Sophia Circle
    Shepard Boulevard Parent Teacher Student Organization
    Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants
    Association of School Business Officials
    Institute of Internal Auditors
    Family and interests:
    I am married to Bob McArthur, whom I met while working at the State Auditor's office, and we have been married for 13 years. We have three very active children: Hunter (12), Micah (10), and Ryleigh (7). We spend most of our time at the baseball field, basketball court, or dance studio. We also love spending time at the pool in the summer. I grew up in rural Ohio and have two sisters: a twin sister in Florida and a younger sister in Ohio. We love traveling, visiting family, and making new memories together. I am so blessed to be able to serve Columbia Public Schools.