Meet Jini Thornton
Jini D. Thornton, CPA, has more than 25 years of experience in the accounting profession and entertainment industry. She is the founder and CEO of Envision Business Management Group. EBMG provides accounting, tax, tour accounting & logistics, and other financial related services for artists, producers, songwriters, actors, record labels and management companies. She is currently the financial expert for the nationally syndicated Rickey Smiley Morning Show, Willie Moore, Jr. Show and Morning Hustle Show. She is featured regularly on the BNC – Black News Channel and on WXIA 11-Alive in Atlanta.
Jini is also the founder of Thank Me Later. TML is an online financial education platform, specifically focused on teaching Black women about money. Within the Thank Me Later community, Black women know exactly what financial topics they need to focus on each month, what they need to do, and how to do it. Thank Me Later includes a mix of inspiring content, interviews, courses, and tools to navigate Black women through every phase of their lives that has a financial impact.
After being enlightened by conversations with the Thank Me Later community, radio listeners and her network, Jini discovered that many parents were unable to pursue their personal goals, such as saving for retirement and traveling, because they continued to financially support their adult children. This insight inspired her to write the book, “Take Care Of Your Damn Self: How To Graduate Your Young Adult Off Your Parent Payroll,” which features topics such as car insurance, taxes, credit, financial aid and more so parents can confidently prepare their child for adulthood.
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 while teaching accounting as a professor at Spelman College.
Currently, Jini sits on the boards of WilFlo Foundation, Right Hand Foundation and SWAN, she previously sat on the boards of Zoe Empowers and Willie A. Deese Business School at North Carolina A&T.
Jini is very active with the Community Outreach team at Impact Church, she’s an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Black Entertainment & Sports Lawyers Association (BESLA) and the Georgia Society of CPA’s. Having been adopted, Jini is a big advocate for adoption.
In her spare time, she enjoys swimming, training for triathlons, and gardening. Jini has been married for 26 years and has 2 adult sons.