Chief Financial Officer
As the Chief Financial Officer for EMKS, Cynthia serves as a senior advisor for finance and business strategy to the Chief Executive Officer and has oversight for financial reporting, cash management, and budgeting. She also manages contract negotiations and is the audit program liaison.No stranger to the government contracting landscape, she has over 15 years of experience in companies performing IT Services and Munitions Response along with Infrastructure Construction and Affordable Housing Development and Management.
Cynthia’s level of hard work and dedication is demonstrated by her climb from Accounts Payable and Procurement basics to Controller which, along with her Finance duties, included holding positions related to Human Resources, Safety, Work Comp, Risk Management, IT Services, and 8(a) government housing. By taking assignments that allowed her to experience many different financial aspects of government contracting, she fostered a varied and valuable perspective of the industry. Every position was both a building block and a stepping stone. Her first assignment as a Procurement Assistant taught her to develop and send out RFI and RFP documents. She then learned to issue contracts and process accounts payable and payroll. She has worked for large and small industries, receiving insights into the financial base of each by serving as Bank Reconciliation Specialist, a Sales & Inventory Accountant, and a Fixed Asset Accountant for a Fortune 500 company as well as the Senior Accountant for a company specializing in M&A activity. Learning this industry one piece at a time has led to a great understanding of the entire system.
She is an active participant in the Unanet conference, speaking at the last four Champions conferences, and is on the Federal Publication Seminars Board of Advisors.
Before joining EMKS, she served as Controller for RELYANT Global and for Information International Associates, helping promote the growth and profitability of both organizations by ensuring the sturdiness of company budgets and rate structures. She led both organizations through their legacy system software ERP conversion and contributed to several organizations, including International Truck & Engine, PAI Corporation, and Shaw Environmental and Infrastructure.
Cynthia graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s in Business Administration from South College and has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix. She has earned Certified Government Contract Accountant accreditation and holds several Unanet ERP system certifications.