Belva Anakwenze (Edwards)
Belva Anakwenze is the Principal of Abacus Financial Group, a boutique business management company in Los Angeles, California. For more than 14 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 by several news outlets including, Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles, The Los Angeles Times, and the nationally syndicated show The Insider, among many other sources. In 2012, The Daily Variety recognized her as a Guardian of Hollywood lives.
American Honda Motor Corporation began mentoring Belva Edwards-Anakwenze and her company in 2006. Through the mentoring process, Abacus Financial Group was able refocus and shift the company’s goals and marketing tactics to increase 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. Belva is also a multi-unit Liberty Tax Service franchisee. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. Belva resides in Los Angeles, California with her husband, their children and golden retriever.