Kafilat Lawal comes to BII with over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, bringing a background in finance and accounting, operations, grant management, budgeting and reporting, as well as audit and compliance. She is passionate about building strong finance and operations in support of BII’s mission and work. She previously served as director of accounting at the Achievement Network (ANet), where she spearheaded the upgrade of accounting systems and streamlined finance processes for improved efficiency. Prior to that, she worked at BellXcel, managing its daily accounting operations. While at BellXcel, she implemented new systems to automate expense management and ensure timely financial reporting. She has a BA in economics, with a minor in business administration, from Boston University.