Wassia Kamon, CPA, CMA, MBA – 2022 40 Under 40 Honoree
I graduated with a bachelor degree in accounting from Georgia State University. After internships in tax and audit, she decided to join the corporate accounting world, working for Intralot, Inc., a lottery technology and manufacturing company.
There, I grew from staff accountant to corporate controller in less than 7 years. By that time, I was leading a team of 15, overseeing all accounting and finance functions, including A/P, A/R, general ledger, tax, and treasury.
From there, I moved on to more FP&A-focused roles at Boehringer Ingelheim, a global pharmaceutical company, where I was the finance business partner for different business units.
A common theme in my career has been process improvements and team development, whether through redesigning existing workflows, or implementing new systems.
I’m currently the vice president of accounting and finance of ACM Chemistries, Inc., a chemical manufacturer located in the Atlanta metro-area.
What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?
- I’m a big advocate of continuous learning and development.
- I regularly post career insights on LinkedIn to help aspiring finance and accounting leaders.
- As a Certified Small Business Mentor with SCORE and Pacific Community Ventures, I mentor local entrepreneurs who need guidance on accounting and tax issues, on a pro-bono basis.
- I’m also an advisory board member and the treasurer of a non-profit organization called H.O.P.E., inc. This organization is focused on helping single parents complete higher education degrees through rent and mortgage assistance, childcare, mental health support and financial literacy training.