Darren Hojjati comes to the XPRIZE Foundation with 2.5 years’ experience in accounting and finance. Mr. Hojjati joins the Finance team as a Financial analyst. He will be hands-on in compiling budgets and forecast, as well as aid the accounting department with month end accruals, and ad hoc reporting and analysis.
Prior to joining XPRIZE, Mr. Hojjati served as a Staff accountant with McCourt Global. While working at McCourt, Mr. Hojjati prepared weekly cash reconciliations, prepared monthly accruals, took complete control of the accounts payable process and corporate credit card process, and assisted in compiling monthly management reports. Prior to working at McCourt, Mr. Hojjati began his accounting/finance career at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group as a staff accountant. During his tenure at Deluxe, Mr. Hojjati assisted in the month-end close process by preparing journal entries, assembling monthly account reconciliations, and compiling management schedules with analysis.Mr. Hojjati graduated with his Bachelor’s of Science in Accountancy at California State University, Northridge. He is currently an active CPA candidate and is in process on completing all parts of the CPA exam with the California State Board of Accountancy. In his spare time, Mr. Hojjati is an active gym goer and an avid fan of the NBA, more specifically, the Los Angeles Lakers.