Kimberly Davis, MBA, CPA
Jensen Hughes Inc.
Kimberly Davis takes pride in being named the corporate controller for Jensen Hughes, Inc., – a fire protection, life safety engineering and consulting multinational company based in Baltimore – before turning 40 years old. She is responsible for a team of 45 accounting professionals.
“In this highly visible role, I am responsible for implementing controls to ensure global compliance and safeguarding the company’s assets as well as supporting its strategic goals and initiatives,” she said.
As an African-American woman, Davis said, her achievements are an example to others that a successful and rewarding career in accounting is possible. “There is nothing more fulfilling than when someone tells me that I inspired them to take action or that I had an impact on their life.”
Davis is active in the community. She teaches a free yoga class (no experience required) at least once a month, speaks on gender parity and other women’s issues and serves meals at Baltimore-area women’s shelters.
In addition, she is a mentor with the University of Maryland University College alumni mentoring program, working with several women who are seeking higher-level positions in accounting or finance.
“I have been fortunate to have great mentors who inspired me, guided me, and empowered me to reach my goals,” she said. “I am grateful for the mentors who have played a big role in my career, and I owe much of my success to them. Now I believe my biggest contribution to the community is my mentoring.”