Finance Director, Howard County, MD
Rafiu O. Ighile is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland with an MBA who has more than 30 years of accounting experience in government, not-for-profit and for-profit organizations. Mr. Ighile is the Director of Finance for Howard County Government Maryland. Prior to that he was the Director of Finance and Administration for the City of Gaithersburg, where here oversaw the Finance, Budget and Procurement functions. Before joining the City of Gaithersburg, Ighile worked for Howard Public School System (HCPSS) as their Chief Financial Officer. While working as CFO for the Howard County Public School System, managed Finance, Budget, Benefits, and Technology functions. He previously served as the Deputy Director of Finance for Howard County Government where he established the Debt and Cash Management function for the County to effectively manage the debt issuance and investment portfolio. Mr. Ighile serves on the Executive Board of Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) and the Maryland GFOA Board of Directors. He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA), a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and Maryland Association of CPAs. Rafiu and his spouse Eki have six daughters.