Tony Amandi is the CFO of KinderCare Education (KCE). KCE is the nation’s leading private provider of high-quality early childhood education and school-age programs, serving more than 185,000 children from six weeks to 12 years old at more than 2,300 locations nationwide. KCE is the parent company of the KinderCare, KinderCare at Work, and Champions brands. As CFO, Tony leads the accounting, treasury, external reporting, finance, information systems and procurement functions. He is responsible for multiple functions across the company, including financial planning and analysis (FP&A), the controller’s organization, internal audit, tax and risk, and procurement. Prior to his promotion to CFO in June of 2019, Tony served as the senior vice president of KCE’s financial planning and analysis and was previously Corporate Controller.
Before joining KCE Tony worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers for nearly 10 years in their Audit and Assurance practice. He worked with clients to complete their annual audits and improve processes and controls. Tony also assisted with engagements related to clients’ acquisitions, debt, and stock offerings. He gained extensive Sarbanes-Oxley experience in this role. Tony also served as the project leader for a Fortune 100 company during the first year of 404 controls implementation and integrated audit approach and lead the audit and advisory engagements of public and non-public, multinational and multilocation companies. When he left PricewaterhouseCoopers Tony was the Senior Manager of their Portland, Oregon office.
Tony earned his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Accounting from the University Honors College at Oregon State University. He earned his Master of Business Administration from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Tony is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Oregon and is a Certified Treasury Professional. Tony lives in Portland with his wife and their three children.