Destination: The Greater Washington, D.C. Area 

With Sharon Onuma, Senior Tax Accountant at EY

For the spring 2018 virtual field trip, we visited Sharon Onuma, a successful CPA who’s determined to help others see just how fulfilling the accounting profession can be. As a senior tax accountant at Ernst & Young, she works with a variety of clients in the energy, technology, pharmaceutical and auto industries. During the virtual field trip, Sharon shared her passion for the profession as well as her involvement with tutoring, mentoring, inspiring and recruiting future CPAs.

Topics included:

  • Her various education and career decisions
  • Why she decided to become a CPA
  • What a career in tax really looks like
  • Her life, personal interests and hobbies outside of work
  • The volunteer and service work she does through the AICPA and other organizations