Heather McArthur

  • 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, where I led and performed audits of various state and local government entities. The first two years I was a staff auditor, and 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 began 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 as well as performing work in the areas of 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 who lives in Florida and a younger sister who lives in Ohio. We love traveling and visiting family and making new memories together. I am so blessed to be able to serve Columbia Public Schools.