Thought Leaders: Anna Gomez

Global Chief Accounting Officer and International Chief Financial Officer, IRI

Focus and Expertise:

  • Accounting systems and implementations
  • Financial and compliance policies and processes
  • Financial and business growth strategies

About Anna Gomez

Anna Gomez is the global chief accounting officer and international chief financial officer for IRI. In her role, Gomez is responsible for overseeing global accounting, audit, tax, payroll, finance systems and facilities functions. She is also responsible for delivering best-in-class accounting systems, streamlining and consolidating financial policies and processes and developing financial growth strategies for international markets. In addition, Gomez helps lead IRI's newly formed Asian American Pacific Islanders Employee Resource Group.

Outside of work, Gomez is on the board as treasurer of the Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership Organization, which provides leadership development opportunities to youth. She's also a board member of Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana, supporting the next generation of young women entrepreneurs. She is also a published author of several non-fiction books.

Hot Topics

  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Thought Leadership

Speaking

  • 2021 Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Event, Speaker and Moderator, 2021
  • Northwest Indiana Women's Association, Breaking the Glass Ceiling Keynote Speaker, August 2021
  • Illinois CPA Society Young Professionals Leadership Conference, Keynote Speaker, 2020

Writing

  • Novel, Where the Sun Rises, 2022
  • Novel, Moments like This, 2021
  • Novel, The Year I Left, 2019
  • Novel, Eight Goodbyes, 2018
  • Novel, In This Life, 2016

Awards/Recognition

  • Yahoo Finances 2020 Top 100 HERoes Women Role Model Executives
  • Willard Powell Inc. Top 150 Chief Financial Officers, 2021