Amanda Mikell


Superpower // transforming numbers, decluttering chaos, and feeling fancy in the color purple

Amanda is a results-oriented professional with over 15 years of experience in accounting, operations, and human resources. She possesses a winning blend of team leadership, administration, and analysis acumen. She is skilled in identifying risk and resolving complex issues. Amanda’s unique skill is driven by her ability to build strategic connections and motivate teams to achieve higher levels of accuracy, while creating quality relationships of trust and confidence with those she works with.

In her role as Director of Finance and Operations at Idea Architects, Amanda provides strategic direction and oversight for finance, operations, and human resources.  She oversees financial and operational systems, processes, and internal controls in support of the Idea Architect’s mission.

Amanda entered the publishing industry 4.5 years before joining Idea Architects, serving in various operation roles, including Accountant, Senior Accountant, Finance Manager, and Director of Finance.

Prior to that, Amanda spent over a decade working in non-profit accounting, tax accounting and human resources.

Amanda has a passion for academics and leadership. She believes in investing in future leaders and serves as a Director for the JAM Leadership Scholarship.

Amanda received her B.S. in Financial Management from Clemson University.  She lives in Georgia with her husband and their three children.