03 Sep Janel Wilkerson
Analytical and detail-oriented by nature, Janel is a Controller who specializes in protecting companies from fraud and minimizing the impacts when problems occur by quickly identifying the root causes of errors and issues. She’s passionate about the numbers, results and performance. She works closely with businesses to firm up their accounting and finance operations and improve their procedures. In addition to serving as a forensic accounting consultant, Janel was an accounting manager at Bitcoin Depot in Atlanta and a senior accountant for the City of Denver. She got her start as a financial specialist for a drive-in franchise in Colorado after earning her master’s degree in accounting at the University of Colorado. She earned her bachelor of business administration in accounting from Tennessee State University.
Q: What is the last thing you bought yourself?
The last thing I ordered was black truffle salt through Amazon. Truffle salt is delicious and makes the blandest dishes exciting. Truffle is a mushroom that only grows at certain times of year and is hard to find, therefore it’s expensive. However, it is worth every dollar!
Q: What is your hometown, and what do you love about it?
I’m from Colorado Springs, Colorado, born at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The best part about my hometown is the beautiful mountain landscape. Colorado Springs is in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and the mountains are right in everyone’s back yards. Also, there are five military bases there and people are always coming and going. There are always new people to meet.
Q: What is your favorite holiday?
My favorite holiday is Halloween. I love dressing up and pretending to be someone else for the day. I love thinking of creative, out-of-the-box costumes and coordinating with friends. I also enjoy carving pumpkins and baking the seeds.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant in Atlanta?
Poor Calvin’s is my favorite restaurant in Atlanta. It’s Asian Fusion, and everything I’ve had there is amazing. Their pineapple dipping sauce is the absolute best! The drinks at Poor Calvin’s are just as amazing as the food. Some drinks are even set on fire while being made.