February 2023 Honoree
Nakiea Cook, CEO/founder
NC Accounting & Consulting Solutions
BNC member Nakiea Cook is the CEO and founder of Everythingkiea, LLC and owner of NC Accounting and Consulting Solutions. NCACS provides financial services for small businesses and corporate packages. Nakiea also hosts financial webinars, training, and workshops. It is a priority for her to impart the importance of setting financial goals and understanding personal cash flow to alter inter-generational patterns of poverty.
Nakiea volunteers with a wide range of organizations including the National Black MBA Association, Western New York Chapter, VP Operations 2020 - present; National Association of Women Business Owners Buffalo Niagara (NAWBO), treasurer 2021 - present; Alleyway Theatre Inc., treasurer 2021 - present; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie, Niagara and the Southern Tier/Be-A-Friend Program, committee treasurer 2021 - present; JA Worldwide, volunteer for career success; Association for Talent Development Buffalo, VP of Finance 2022; and she is also a member of the Civil Rights and Social Action Committee of SheCAN! 2020 - 2021 and a SCORE small business mentor.
She was honored with the Ignite Award 2022 by Women’s Business Center at Canisius College and as an Emerging Leader 2018 by Open Buffalo. Nakiea has a bachelor of science in accounting from D’Youville University and a master’s degree in entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial studies from DeVry University. She is an accountant/auditor, speaker, author, mentor, certified financial educator and financial coach.
Her accounting career includes employment with M&T Bank, GreenHomes America, Sodexo, and as an auditor with the United States Department of Defense. She is an adjunct professor at Erie Community College and a consultant for the Women’s Business Center at Canisius College COVID Recovery Program.