Accounting & Tax Services
SidesCPA is primarily Sharon Sides and the support staff she relies on when the inevitable crunch begins. So, for now, here’s a little about Sharon.
Sharon loves business and people. She discovered her passion for finance and accounting in college after thinking originally that teaching high school English was her goal. It didn’t take long after her first student teaching assignment that a long trip to Europe and the related need for travel dollars called and she found herself at the bottom of the business pecking order as a “newbee” in the accounting department of a large home improvement chain. She learned fast, told the Controller that her career objective was his job, and was soon finishing her undergraduate degree in Accounting. Completely buying into the dictum that if you’re going to be an accounting major you have to be a CPA, (and regardless as to the inevitable dating, a big 8 CPA too) Sharon walked the talk and joined Arthur Young & Company’s Santa Ana office. Why? At the time they were the only Orange County Big 8 CPA firm with a full service consulting company – and that’s where Sharon knew she was headed after the mandatory year as an auditor. Consulting was a perfect fit.
Moving to the San Fernando Valley six years later, Sharon began applying her finance and consulting knowledge to several large and small companies in management roles as she raised her family, developed her practice and expanded her professional network. Achieving career goals has been a happy trend for her and her business partners and customers.
Today Sharon’s life is full with her profession, family, friends, volunteering and faith. Daily work definitely stops long enough to ensure that her two “big” dogs get the walks they so relish. Regular theater and opera outings, visits to favorite libraries and museums, and annual summer trips to her favorite island in Michigan’s upper peninsula offer other needed perspectives to ensure that the numbers stay clear, focused and in perspective.