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Most Influential Minority CPAs: KIMBERLY HUSAIN PALACIOS

Kimberly Husain Palacios is an assurance services senior manager in the Los Angeles offices of RSM. She has been with the firm since 2003 and has over 14 years of experience serving public and privately held companies. Palacios devotes a majority of her time serving financial institution clients in California and has been designated by the firm as a financial institutions specialist. She is involved with both publicly and privately held financial institutions with assets ranging up to approximately $3 billion in total assets.

Palacios is responsible for planning and performing financial audits, including the supervision and training of personnel in completing these engagements, as well as understanding and testing the process of clients’ internal control systems and environments under AS 5. She has significant experience assisting clients in accounting matters, business combinations, capital raise activities and reporting requirements. Among her most notable achievements in the past 12 months is helping to lead the financial institutions practice to double digit growth through client service excellence and a prospect engagement. She prides herself on delivering client service excellence by being a true business advisor and partnering with her clients to get the best results.

She is also the Los Angeles leader of RSM’s STAR women’s program. STAR supports the advancement and retention of women by promoting advocacy, mentorship and providing professional development to RSM’s employees including professional networking, business development and growth skills and opportunities, and recruiting campus and experienced hires. Palacios also helps mentor staff to increase retention, as well as provide professional growth opportunities through exposure to local women’s events.

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