Ashley Harris serves as Chief Financial Officer for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast leading all finance and accounting operations to ensure the fiscal strength of the Club. As CFO, Ashley oversees financial reporting, cash management, forecasting, GAAP compliance and audit readiness. Ashley is committed to maximizing the Club’s budget to ensure the continued growth and success of the Club’s mission to serve 9,500+ youth in Orange County.
Prior to joining Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Orange Coast, Ashley worked in corporate finance at Johnson & Johnson and Hyundai Capital America where she honed her skills in the areas of cash forecasting, financial reporting, capital asset management, budget management, auditing and SEC compliance.
Ashley prides herself on efficiency and implementation of strategies to streamline accounting processes and build financial metrics to complement business strategy, whether in the not-for-profit or for-profit world. Ashley has a strong passion for millennial financial success and wealth-building for people of all backgrounds. A significant amount of her participation in professional industry associations and community organizations correlates with financial education. In 2016, Ashley authored her first book, “It’s Not You, It’s Your Money” to provide a roadmap for young adults to have a positive and proactive relationship with money. Ashley was also featured on Charles Schwab’s segment “Money Matters: Make it Count” where she discussed the importance of financial literacy and the impact that learning about money as a teenager had on her interest in personal finance and her career path.
Ashley hails from Trenton, New Jersey. As a youth, Ashley was a member of her local Boys & Girls Club. Ashley won the Club’s Youth of The Year Award during her senior year of high school. She remains active with Boys & Girls Club of Trenton/Mercer County as she knows the importance of the programs and mentorship that the Club offers. Ashley holds both a B.A. and M.B.A in Accounting from Howard University in Washington, DC.
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