Kem’s Bio

Ms. Kemberley “Kem” Washington is a Certified Public Accountant and personal financial writer and  is currently the Assistant Dean of Student Programs at Dillard University.  She received both her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Prior to joining the faculty at Dillard University, Kem has had the opportunity to work for the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a Special Agent in its Criminal Investigation Division and also as a Revenue Agent for the Small Business and Self-Employed Division.

During her tenure at Dillard University, Kem authored proposals and received funding from the Louisiana Board of Regents to receive approximately $70,000 of funding, which she utilized to establish the Small Business Accounting Center at the institution.  She has also been instrumental in securing funding geared to Dillard University’s College of Business for the purpose of establishing sponsorships, scholarships, and other types of funding to support the college. In addition, she helps clients solve their financial and tax issues through her firm, Washington CPA Services, LLC.

She has had the opportunity to serve as president of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) New Orleans chapter, treasurer of both the New Orleans Outreach Board and Una Mano of New Orleans, and as a board member of the Society of Louisiana Certified Public Accountants – Nonprofit and Financial Literacy committees.  Moreover, Kem has been selected as one out of only thirty young leaders across the nation to participate in the AICPA Leadership Academy and has been featured in the Journal of Accountancy, 125th anniversary edition.

She has contributed to FoxBusiness, Yahoo Finance, Bankrate.com, SmartAsset, The Baton Rouge Advocate, The New Orleans Tribune, The AICPA CPA Insider, City Business, Herlifeapp, and other newspaper and media outlets.  She frequently contributes to Bankrate.com her personal finance blog, kemberley.com, which is designed to provide financial savvy tips to young adults.

She has hosted, Disaster Finance, a radio show geared toward helping the citizens of New Orleans to financially prepare for natural disasters.  She has been featured on the AICPA’s website, Thiswaytocpa.com.  In addition, she has also appeared on WVUE Fox Channel 8 News, WDSU New Orleans, WWLTV, Real Talk Radio, The Gary Clark Show, WBOK – 1230AM, The Louisiana Business Journal, and The Monica Pierre Show.

Kem has earned numerous awards, including the Financial Service Professionals (FSP) Paul S. Mills Award, Dillard University’s Outstanding Teacher and Dean’s Awards, and the ING Summer Scholarship Award.

Recently, Kem completed her first book, 21 Days of Powerful Breakthroughs and is currently in the process of working on her second book, The Ten Commandments of a Financial Breakthrough.

Connect with her on LinkedIN, Facebook, or Twitter!

Stay tuned……there is still more to come!

Links

  1. Increase cash flow and save money – Bankrate.com
  2. Good plan can lead to great retirement – FoxBusiness
  3. Young CPAs Learn from Leaders in the Profession
  4. Kem Washington uses her accounting skills for good (page 6)
  5. Kem Washington receives Paul S. Mills scholarship (page 4)
  6. All in the CPA Family (page 28)
  7. Professor to Host Disaster Finance Talk Show
  8. Dillard University Commercial
  9. LCPA Centennial Issue CitiBiz (page 18)
  10. Dillard Today Magazine Spring 2011
  11. AICPA CPA Insider – Are Your Clients Prepared for Retirement? 
  12. Leader for the Horizon
  13. Surviving Natural Disasters
  14. AICPA’s Journal of Accountancy Generation Next

Must Have Daily Readings

My energy and power comes from God’s word!  Every challenge, problem, issue can easily be dealt with if we turn to the word first.  Also, if you desire to succeed and live your best, study the word and amazing things will begin to happen in your life.  Try it and see!  It works:)))

I received this book as a gift.  This book literally changed my life!  Whenever I get the opportunity, I recommend this book to any and every person I encounter.  Although written years ago, Norman Vincent Peale’s concepts still apply today.  If you want to live an optimum life, see the world through God’s eyes and walk into your full destiny – this is a must read!

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