Life does not deal its cards fairly. Some people may get more opportunities and resources, while others get little to nothing. However, it is purely in a person’s hands whether they want to lament the lack of means or make something of themselves with what they are given. Jayanthi Ganapathy belongs to the latter category as a self-made certified accountant and CEO of her accounting firm. Her journey has indeed been a remarkable one, testifying to her resilient and go-getter attitude.
Brought up in a small town in India, Jayanthi did not come from a financially strong family. Her mother escaped from an abusive relationship, raising four children by herself. She had no financial backing to rely on, but she worked hard to provide economic stability to her family. Being the third daughter in a struggling, middle-class family, Jayanthi was aware of her household’s problems. She knew that her circumstances differed from those of a privileged background.
Instead of becoming bitter and angry at the unfairness of it all, Jayanthi began to work hard to build herself from scratch. She had a natural talent for math and would score 100% on her school assessments. So, it was no surprise when she picked Accounting and Finance as her major at university.
Her corporate career began when a friend referred her to the multinational company Philips Electronics’ branch in India. Jayanthi scored top marks in the recruitment evaluation, beginning her career at the company’s global accounting shared service center. Her talent and genius caught the attention of her superiors, which inevitably led to her working on an international assignment in Georgia, USA, within the first month of her job.
From that point on, Jayanthi began to climb the corporate ladder steadily. Her tireless dedication to her craft made her outshine others in every assignment she undertook. Because of her impeccable skills, Jayanthi was offered a Financial Accountant position in the company’s Australian headquarters. In 2009, she transferred to Burlington, Massachusetts, for a Corporate Accountant position.
After working for 11 years in the corporate world, Jayanthi decided to take a leap of faith – she started her accounting advisory firm FinAccurate in 2015. Jayanthi’s proactive nature was evident in her firm’s work ethic and vision. The company promised to bring the best methods adopted by Fortune 100 companies to small developing businesses. Having grown up in a less-than-ideal situation, Jayanthi wanted to make her expertise accessible to the masses. She wanted to empower small businesses with meager access to the best accounting practices.
FinAccurate has satisfied its clients by providing sustainable results and improving the financial practices of novice business owners. Keeping up with the evolving digital scape, Jayanthi also brings automation and AI technology to accounting. She also runs a non-profit organization in India, supporting the education of youth from poor backgrounds.
Jayanthi’s life proves that despite the odd circumstances one is born into, you can still grow to take on notable roles. From troubled childhood to becoming the CEO of a leading firm in finance and accounting, Jayanthi achieved it all because of her positive attitude and disciplined work ethic. She truly is an inspiration to all underprivileged youngsters looking to make their name, irrespective of their current condition.