Cindy Bowles is Controller for Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. Cindy oversees the accounting department and provides support to the Chief Financial Officer. The accounting department is responsible for the consolidated financial statements of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation and its subsidiaries, management reports, grants management and reporting, loan management, business planning, and numerous bank and investment accounts. The accounting department also collects and manages impact information for reporting to various funding sources and prepares projections for funding applications. Cindy serves as the primary contact during outside audits and assists with funding applications. Cindy reviews and analyzes financial reports, provides financial analysis, and ensures that the duties assigned to the accounting department are completed efficiently and accurately.

In addition, Cindy serves as the Accounting and Reporting Manager for two venture capital funds licensed by the Small Business Administration and managed by Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. Southern Appalachian Fund L.P. is a New Markets Venture Capital Company and Meritus Ventures, L.P. is a Rural Business Investment Company. Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation's accounting department is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of these funds, including required reporting to the Small Business Administration.

Prior to employment at Kentucky Highlands, Cindy was employed as Accounting Manager at T.Q., Inc. in Monticello, Kentucky, and she was Senior General Ledger Clerk at Tesoro Petroleum Corporation in San Antonio, Texas. Cindy attended San Antonio College where she completed courses in accounting and has completed various work related courses in computer software applications and accounting.