PEORIA, ILLINOIS – The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) announced the recipients of the 2020 Women Who Count Awards during the virtual Women Who Count Conference on October 30, 2020. This year’s recipients are leaders who have earned the trust and respect of their clients and peers, and show enthusiasm toward their career and the accounting and finance industry.

ACH is proud to announce Emma Caldwell, Controller, was honored with the AFWA Emerging Leader Award!

Emma is described by her colleagues as “A talented leader and holds herself to a very high standard, as well as her team. She has built very strong interpersonal relationships which further contributes to her success. Emma goes above and beyond to ensure the department runs smoothly. She stands up for her team while also holding them accountable for their actions. She is the strongest controller I have ever worked with. Emma is hard working, smart, reliable, and honest. Emma steps up and takes on the additional workload, so we do not fall behind as a department.  She believes that to properly lead her team that she needs to completely understand what they do day to day.  She is not afraid to roll up her sleeves and work alongside her team. Emma has taken ownership over the budgeting process and has put in place the proper checks and balances to ensure our proposals go out to the sales team and clients with the right financial data. She always brings recommendations with any problems that arise – and when you are dealing with people’s money, emotions can run high! Emma is a calming force throughout the problem-solving process.”

“What a wonderful surprise,” said Caldwell. “Thank you so much for the honor.”

ACH is the nation’s largest health care provider who focuses exclusively on jails. Headquartered in Illinois, they endeavor to make a difficult time in their patients’ lives easier.