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About Nijah Ross

As the first graduate of the Jacksonville Early College Program, Nijah Ross earned his Associate in Arts Degree prior to graduating high school. As a result, Nijah entered the University of North Florida (UNF) as a junior at just 17 years of age. Nijah maintained an excellent standing throughout his coursework and received his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Accounting and minor in Finance. While attending UNF, Nijah was instrumental in chartering the university’s chapter of the NAACP and subsequently serving as its first Vice President. Additionally, he was the Basileus (President) of the Alpha Delta Mu Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Treasurer of the NPHC, and a member of the
Alpha Sigma Pi Accounting Club. Each position allowed him to facilitate over 150 social action/community service events throughout his tenure at UNF. Nijah maintained membership and
leadership positions in a variety of other organizations that helped develop him as both a business professional and a leader.

Upon graduating, Nijah accepted an opportunity to participate in the GE Leadership Program in Cincinnati, OH. Afterwards, he was recognized by Jacksonville Magazine as one of the city’s newest up-
and-coming accounting professionals. It was in Jacksonville that Nijah served as Corporate Accountant for Fidelity National Financial (Fortune 500) and Staff Accountant for the LBA Group, before accepting a new role with increased responsibility in Washington, DC. At the nation’s capital, Nijah worked in the Office of Enforcement for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, where he received several commendations for his work on federal engagements. The result of this work landed him an offer from a Fortune 500 energy company headquartered in Atlanta, GA, where he now practices.
Within the community, Nijah is a charter member of the New Leaders Council – Jacksonville Chapter, a member of the Urban League Young Professionals organization, and a member of the National Association of Black Accountants. Along with his mentorship within Big Brothers Big Sisters, Nijah is also a dedicated supporter of many philanthropic efforts aimed at improving the lives of those in need.

As a business professional, Nijah is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) with experience practicing within accounting firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and the Federal Government. Nijah has gained valuable experience managing, monitoring, and safeguarding billions of dollars in assets. After years of progressive experience, Nijah was accepted into the Executive MBA program at Florida State University (FSU). In 2016, he established the SSIG Investment Fund, which has substantially exceeded the average return produced by the S&P 500. Nijah hopes to increase financial literacy amongst those in underserved communities and decrease the wealth gap between the top 1%
and the rest of the nation.