Kola Adetola is the director for Accounting at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Kola worked as a consultant performing full-scale accounting services for the Center for Child Protection. His services included financial statement preparation, payroll and tax services, management consulting, accounting systems development, and other client support and advisory services.

From 1995 to 2000, Kola worked on contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development as a senior financial analyst in their loan department. Prior to that, he was the controller for the Association for the Care of Children’s Health.

Kola earned his B.S. in business administration (accounting) from the University of the District of Columbia in 1989 and passed the Certified Public Accountant exam in 1991.