Nikita currently serves as a Senior Accountant for one of the largest Community Action Agencies and the largest Head Start program in Ohio, the Council for Economic Opportunities in Greater Cleveland. Her 11 years of experience in the niche of nonprofit accounting has provided her with a unique skill set. Her biggest strengths are analyzing and presenting financial information in digestible ways, and communication. Throughout her career, her style of communication has bridged gaps between departments resulting in increased efficiency and trust amongst teams. Nikita got her bachelorette degree in Accountancy from the University of Akron.
Nikita does not consider herself the typical finance professional. “I am a healthy dose of pragmatism and creativity. I love crunching numbers, building budgets, etc. But I also love writing. The feel of a smooth pen gliding against fresh paper is something I’ve always adored.”
Last year, Nikita and husband, James D. Cowan Jr., welcomed their first child, Miss Penelope J. Cowan, into the world. “I strive to provide my daughter the same foundation, confidence, and core values that my mom instilled in me.”