Kim leads a Special Ops team for your accounting and finance departments. Our team strives to not only be a helping hand, but also an ally supporting you every step of the way.
Meet Kim Le
Kim Le is the founder and CEO of A2Q2.
She was born in Vietnam, and came from very humble beginnings. Hers is the first face that comes to your mind when you hear “you can do great things, no matter where you’re from”.
In 1978, desperate to escape Vietnam, Kim’s mother, brother, and she were among the “boat people” who fled and ended up in a refugee camp in Malaysia. She eventually made her way from living under a tarp in a refugee camp to the U.S. where she supported herself through college while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Kim graduated summa cum laude from Arizona State University and started her public accounting career with Arthur Andersen. She stayed with them until the firm imploded in May 2002. Her story had only just begun.
In 2003, Kim took the entrepreneurial plunge while five months pregnant with her second child to help sponsor work visas for two friends. She created a Special Ops Team for accounting and finance departments. This company specializes in accounting systems & processes, data analytics, internal controls & SOX.
A2Q2 has been fortunate to work with some of the biggest companies in Silicon Valley. Some of these companies include Airbnb, Clorox, Eventbrite, Pandora, Square, Stanford University, and Uber.
Kim currently serves as the Chair on the board of MidPen Housing, and she is also on the Board of GSI Technology (Nasdaq : GSIT).
Kim founded Directors League, a diverse and inclusive, peer-to-peer community of corporate directors who currently serve on publicly traded companies. Its mission is to elevate board performance through trusted peer discussions and curated content. More information about Directors League can be found at Directorsleague.org.
Kim Le is all of these, and so much more. You can’t talk about Kim without including the word “fun”. In her spare time, she crashes motorcycles and runs Tough Mudder events.
For over a decade, A2Q2 has been helping businesses solve complex accounting, systems, business processes, and internal control issues.
A2Q2 delivers a level of value only an accounting consulting company with our background, proven results, and client focus can. To us, a successful engagement means not just solving a problem or completing a task. It means leaving our clients with a competitive edge, peace of mind, and the confidence to forge ahead.
Along the way, we’ve been privileged to work with the hottest, most innovative companies and have enjoyed the unique challenges of every project.
He is an experienced manager with demonstrated success in public accounting and finance. He is skilled in accounting and finance, costing, budgeting, commercial lending, taxes, fiscal management, and accounting system implementations.
Over 30 years of experience in IT operations management, business needs assessment and alignment, and IT support. Over seven years of experience in internal controls auditing including SOX ITGC audits.
Over 15 years of experience as an attorney before converting to the dark side of SOX compliance and internal audit with A2Q2.
Over 22 years of experience in auditing, tax and accounting consulting, assurance, and advisory business services. Experience in SOX reviews, financial audits, and assessing key risk controls. Experience in designing and testing internal controls, including IT application controls.
29-year air traffic controller (including at LAX) turned engagement manager.
20+ years of experience dedicated to serving the needs of our clients and working with the A2Q2 team.
Over nine years of experience working in assurance, accounting, and consulting, including six years at Ernst & Young. Experience in financial reporting, comprehensive risk assessment, analytical procedure design, and internal control review.
Experience leading SOX compliance projects, including drafting process narratives and flowcharts, conducting internal testing, and assisting in 302 certification. Project management and risk assessment management experience, as well as experience executing work plans to test controls and evaluate results.
Over 24 years of experience in accounting including data governance and GRC program, enterprise risk management, financial statement audit, and internal audit. Experience with KPMG as an external auditor.
Over 23 years of experience in international compliance operations and implementation, SOX compliance, financial controls, and process consulting. Experience assessing internal control structure and business risks. Experience performing special technical accounting-related audits and financial re-statements. Former manager and director of internal audit.
Over 20 years of experience in SOX internal audits for public companies in a variety of industries. Experienced as a Director of Internal Audit as well as an internal audit manager with various responsibilities including assessing internal control structures, identifying business risks, developing SOX controls test scripts, performing in-depth SOD analysis, and developing an extensive listing of internal controls. Additionally, she has previously worked at both Deloitte and Protiviti on both business and IT processes.
Over 18 years of IT experience, including over five years of experience with SOX compliance, ERP systems, and ITGC with A2Q2. She has experience working in internal audit.