Spotlight on Leadership:
Meet Sacha Adams

An Inclusive approach to Accounting Leadership

Sacha’s first exposure to accounting began during her childhood years in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Growing up, she was closely involved with her grandparents’ business, helping with basic bookkeeping and reconciling accounts throughout her summer breaks. This early experience led to her decision to pursue accounting during her college years.

While studying at CUNY – Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn, Sacha was involved in many programs and associations focusing on accounting, taxation, and community engagement.  A chief example of this was her role leading the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program (a program focused on filing tax returns for individuals who are low-income, senior citizens, disabled, or non-native English speakers).  She corralled a record number of her college peers to assist with this initiative.

After college, Sacha landed at New York Life as a junior accountant. She was excited about this new role – it allowed her to dig into the complexities of GAAP and STAT accounting and climb the ranks early on while balancing life as a new mom. During her time there, New York Life provided her with diverse and challenging roles.

After working in other STAT accounting roles at smaller organizations, including returning for some time to New York Life, she was ready for her next step.

Prosperity Life: A New Chapter

Sacha joined Prosperity Life almost two years ago, growing into her current position as Assistant Vice President of Statutory Reporting. Here, she is known for her inclusive approach to decision making, staying connected and sharing information. She believes in the power of collective growth and encourages her team to share knowledge and perspectives.

Sacha’s personal philosophy (an African proverb) – “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” – aligns with Prosperity Life, a company that places emphasis on the value of working together and leveraging each other’s knowledge to deliver results that make a difference in people’s lives.