Belva Anakwenze is the Principal of Abacus Financial Group, a boutique business management firm in Los Angeles, California. For more than 15 years, Abacus has handled the day-to-day financial affairs for busy professional athletes, corporate executives and entertainers by providing quality service in the areas of accounting & bookkeeping, payroll services, tax preparation, and nonprofit management.
In recent years, Anakwenze has been highlighted for her business acumen in several news outlets including, Who's Who in Black Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times, the nationally syndicated show The Insider and a host of others. In 2012, Variety recognized Belva Anakwenze as a Guardian of Hollywood lives.
American Honda Motor Corporation began mentoring Belva Anakwenze and her company in 2006. Through the mentoring process, Abacus Financial Group was able to refocus and shift the company’s goals and marketing tactics with the intent to grow sales by 50%.
Prior to starting Abacus, Anakwenze worked as a Financial Analyst for The Walt Disney Company, where she implemented new account reconciliation practices saving analysts 10 man hours per account. Further, Belva worked as an Auditor for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
In partnership with local nonprofit agencies, Anakwenze teaches Financial Management courses to promote fiscal responsibility. She earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. She resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, their children and golden retriever.