Ijeoma Dike-Young
Chief Financial Officer, Indianapolis Public Library

Ijeoma Dike-Young, MBA, is a certified Public Accountant (CPA) with over two decades of financial management experience in both the public and private sectors.

Ije is currently the Chief Financial Officer at the Indianapolis Public Library where she has led the Library in obtaining its first ever Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. In her professional life, she is been driven by integrity, process optimization and making a difference. While working with the City of Fishers, Ije was instrumental in the process which earned Fishers the distinction of being the only Indiana city with a AAA credit rating from Standard and Poor’s.

Ije, who started her finance career in the New York offices of Ernst & Young, has extensive financial management experience including long term financial and strategic planning, optimization of financial and internal control processes, bond financing, cash forecasting and investment management, regulatory compliance, SEC and public reporting, compensation analysis, capital planning, purchasing, insurance and employee benefit analysis.

Improving literacy and education in underserved communities is an area that Ije is passionate about. She is currently serving on the Audit Committee of the Indianapolis Public Schools and has volunteered her time on various projects and study committees with the MSD of Lawrence Township schools and the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis.

Ije enjoys the loving chaos of family time. She is married with three amazing children who are the driving force in her life and is from a strong family who center her with strong values.

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