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Marquis Who's Who Honors Janene E. Smith for Expertise in Finance and Accounting

Janene E. Smith has been recognized for 16 years of excellence in financial reporting

Her expertise lies in assessing operational procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the organization.

    ANNISTON, AL, April 05, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Janene E. Smith has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Ms. Smith is a seasoned professional with 16 years of experience in the financial sector, currently serving as a senior financial analyst at Voya Financial. Since joining the company in 2022, Ms. Smith has played a pivotal role in quarterly and annual activities, focusing on processes and continuous improvements. Her expertise lies in assessing operational procedures to enhance efficiency and effectiveness within the organization.

Ms. Smith's career began at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama LLC, where she held various positions that contributed to her extensive knowledge of finance and accounting. Starting as an accounting co-op in 2008, she quickly advanced through roles such as cost accounting analyst and capital investment analyst until 2016. Subsequently, she became the cost accounting lead and, thereafter, served as a managerial reporting analyst from 2018 to 2019. In her final role at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, Ms. Smith honed her skills as the managerial reporting lead from 2019 to 2021.

In 2022, Ms. Smith transitioned to Voya Financial as a GAAP reporting accountant for separate accounts before being promoted to financial analyst within the same year. Her responsibilities included preparing disclosures and financial support for quarterly and annual 10-K and 10-Q financial statements, among other duties. Her proficiency in these areas is highly regarded, earning her praise for achieving such a level of expertise.

Throughout her career, Ms. Smith has been recognized for her achievements, including her induction into Beta Gamma Sigma as a lifetime member. This honor reflects her commitment to excellence in business education and practice. Additionally, she spearheaded a project at Voya Financial that involved developing a monthly report of profit and loss outcomes, which was presented to senior leadership and the chief operating officer. This initiative provided critical insights into financial planning and showcased Ms. Smith's ability to lead significant projects.

Building upon her professional foundation is Ms. Smith's academic background, having graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in accounting from Jacksonville State University in 2007. She attributes her success to her natural curiosity, determination, and understanding of the broader implications of her work, which has allowed her to improve processes and achieve goals effectively. Her career path was shaped by over a decade of experience at Honda Manufacturing of Alabama before she sought new challenges at Voya Financial, where she continues to excel.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Ms. Smith enjoys spending time with family and traveling. Looking ahead, she is focused on expanding her knowledge across various aspects of the industry she serves, with an aim to move into a role that capitalizes on her passion for process improvement and mentorship.

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