Meet Jini Davis Thornton, CPA
Jini D. Thornton, CPA, has more than 26 years of experience in the accounting profession and entertainment industry. She is the founder and CEO of Envision Business Management Group, a multi-million-dollar boutique firm that provides accounting, tax, insurance, retirement, tour accounting, tour logistics, and other financial-related services. Her A-list clientele encompasses artists, producers, songwriters, actors, record labels, and talent management companies.
For over 20 years, Jini has been the go-to financial expert for Radio One, Inc. She is currently the financial expert on the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Willie Moore, Jr. Show, and Morning Hustle Show. You can tune in weekly and hear Jini in over 90 cities nationwide. She has been regularly featured on the BNC – Black News Channel and WXIA 11-Alive in Atlanta.
Jini is also the founder and CEO of Thank Me Later, Inc., an online financial education platform specifically focused on empowering professional Black women with knowledge about money. Thank Me Later, Inc. includes a mix of inspiring content, interviews, courses, and tools to navigate women through phases of their lives that have a financial impact.
One of the signature events birthed from Thank Me Later, Inc. is Jini’s passion project, Black Women Will. The mission of the Black Women Will initiative is to assist 100,000 Black women with the completion of their wills and other estate planning documents. Black Women Will helps achieve this goal by offering free estate planning workshops and free will preparation clinics. The Black Women Will project also offers scholarships to assist women with the cost of their estate legal fees.
Jini’s work with the Thank Me Later Community inspired her to create the curriculum “Take Care Of Your Damn Self: How To Graduate Your Young Adult Off Your Parent Payroll.” This curriculum, which features topics such as car insurance, taxes, credit, saving, financial aid & scholarships, and more, equips parents to confidently prepare their children to be financially independent adults.
Jini received a Master of Science in Taxation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from North Carolina A&T State University. She began her professional career as a tax accountant with the international accounting firm KPMG in Atlanta, GA.
Jini realized she had a passion for teaching during her tenure as an adjunct accounting professor at Spelman College in Atlanta. Her work at Spelman inspired Jini to use the platform of radio as her classroom.
Currently, Jini sits on several boards and foundations. She is an active member of Impact Church, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA), and the Georgia Society of CPAs. Having been adopted, Jini is a big advocate for adoption.
Jini has been married for 28 years to her husband, David, and has two adult sons, Trevor and Cameron.