As the Fund Finance Manager of Accion, Tamara Shanker manages the financial aspects of Accion’s investments into the products and services that economically empower the world’s financially underserved communities. She liaises with fund administrators for daily operations, including managing capital calls, preparing financial statements, and communicating with LPs. Tamara also leads the valuation process, oversees audit and tax files, performs a full-cycle accounts payable process, and manages the team’s budget.
Prior to joining Accion, Tamara worked for Ernst & Young in Tokyo, Japan, on their financial service transfer pricing team. Additionally, she has over six years of experience in tax and private equity with RSM US and The Carlyle Group.
Tamara holds a Master’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Richmond, and is a CPA.