Kimberly is a manager in the tax controversy services group of our Washington National Tax practice. She served as a Fort Lauderdale AACE local leader for a year and now resides in Washington, D.C., where she continues to be involved in many AACE programs. She currently serves as an interview committee member and mentor for the RSM Excellence Academy and has been part of historically black college and university (HBCU) recruiting efforts at Grambling State University. She is also a member of the AACE emerging leaders steering committee—a program designed for high-performing senior associates and supervisors who are part of AACE to develop their leadership skills, build their confidence and grow their circle of influence as they grow in their career.
Kimberly also hosts an accountability program for AACE members and other employees who are struggling with the certified public accountant (CPA) or enrolled agent (EA) exams and she has created an inclusive group and safe space for professionals from various lines of business across the firm to share their struggles with the exam and provide one another with encouragement. The group meets weekly throughout the year. Aside from contributing to the firm’s inclusive culture, one of her main goals is to increase the number of Black CPAs from where it currently resides at 2%.
Kimberly S. Thomas’ motto has always been, “Where the S is for Success.” Kimberly strives to be the best she can be so she can accomplish success in all her endeavors and commitments. “I strive for excellence no matter the obstacle because I truly believe that nothing is impossible without a little grit, skill and creativity,” said Kimberly.
In addition to receiving a $5,000 award to pursue her personal and professional excellence, Kimberly designated Horton’s Kids as the charity to receive a $2,500 donation from the RSM US Foundation. Horton’s Kids empowers children in D.C.’s under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career and life.