Belva Anakwenze

Belva Anakwenze is a California native and the proud Founder & Principal of Abacus Financial Business Management. Belva handles the financial affairs of entertainment professionals, creative corporate executives, and their closely-held businesses. This includes the facilitation and management of her clients’ accounting & bookkeeping, payroll, tax preparation, and nonprofit agencies. As the middle child of three siblings, Belva learned early on how to stand out and be different; her clients appreciate her ingenuity and aptness for managing financial matters.

Eminent Speaker

A Girl Teaching Others How to Have Fun(ds)!

On her journey to entrepreneurial excellence, Belva stays committed to sharing the financial knowledge she gains along the way. She speaks to the masses to both remind and inspire future generations of entrepreneurs, CEOs, and executives, that it is possible to create, gain, and maintain generational wealth.

Belva has been host and conversant guest speaker on various panels, TV and radio shows, including:

  • Panel Speaker for ‘Diverse Representation’ to discuss, “Financial Matters for Creatives”
  • Interview with ‘MyFabFinance’ to discuss, “Leveling up in Uncertainty”
  • Keynote Speaker for ‘Werk2Wellness: A Virtual Summit by Rochelle Graham, and Financial Expert on various People of Color Entertainment Panels’

The Glow-Getter

She’s Giving Back While Striving for More

In her ongoing commitment to education and giving back to underserved communities, Belva is an active mentor and volunteer who teaches basic financial literacy to youth and aspiring artists. She is a thought leader and credits hard work for her success, as well as not taking ‘no’ for an answer.

Family Life

Belva believes the best job she’s ever held is as a mother. Whether handling business at home or in the office, she continues her quest to be ever-present as a strong and influential female force to be reckoned with in the world of business management and beyond.

Higher Learning

Belva’s Experience & Education

With Belva’s prior experience in the fields of bookkeeping, finance, and accounting, she has developed a firm that provides a unique niche in business management.

Some of her educational milestones include:

  • Earning a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles;
  • Earning a Certificate in the ‘Management Development of Entrepreneurs’ program from UCLA Anderson School of Management;
  • Designation as an Internal Revenue Service, Enrolled Agent;
  • Working as a Financial Analyst for The Walt Disney Company , where she used her skills & knowledge to initiate & implement new account reconciliation practices;
  • Working as an auditor for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
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