CalCPA Awards Top Women in Accounting For 2020

BURLINGAME, Calif., April 27, 2020 – The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA) 2020 Women to Watch Awards honored six top women leaders in the accounting and finance profession during CalCPA’s Women’s Leadership Forum live webcast on April 24.

The annual "Women to Watch Awards" recognize female CPAs and finance professionals across the state’s diverse business community for their leadership, public service, advocacy, mentoring of other CPAs and overall contributions to the accounting and finance profession. Awards were given in three categories: Emerging Leader, Experienced Leader and Trailblazer.

"This year’s CalCPA Women to Watch Awards are being announced during one of our nation’s most defining moments when the profession, business community and broader society will be turning to leaders to help guide them out of this crisis to a place of economic and social recovery,” said CalCPA President & CEO Anthony Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP. “The success and achievements of these accounting and finance leaders serve as strong examples and a call-to-action to motivate other leaders to make a difference in this time of need.” 

The 2020 Women to Watch Award recipients include:

Emerging Leader Award

  • Stephanie Banuelos, CPA, manager at Grimbleby Coleman CPAs in Modesto
  • Tiffany Mosely, Esq. LLM, international tax at RSM LLP in Los Angeles (non-CPA category)
Experienced Leader Award
  • Erin Roche, CPA, team leader at Elliott CPA Group, Inc. in Santa Rosa  
  • Kim Ondreck Carim, Chief Operating and Financial Officer (COO/CFO) at Oakland Museum of California in Oakland
  • Marsha Laine Dungog, JD, LLM (US TAX), Director at Andersen Tax Law in San Francisco (non-CPA category)
Trailblazer Award
  • Samantha Ettus, Founder and CEO at Park Place Payments in Los Angeles 
The CalCPA Women’s Leadership Forum theme this year is “breaking barriers and finding balance through wellness.”  

“The challenges of the current pandemic are placing tremendous pressure on society and business, which in turns pressures each of us,” said Brad Monterio, Chief Learning Officer at CalCPA. “Coping with crisis can impact our physical and mental wellness overall which points to the importance of achieving balance between work and wellness.  CalCPA’s annual Women's Leadership Forum—now in its 10th year—is a platform that brings together thought leaders to inspire women in accounting and finance to find that balance and achieve more comprehensive wellness.”

About CalCPA
CalCPA traces its heritage to 1903 when the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants was organized. In 1909, it merged with two other state CPA associations to form CalCPA. CalCPA serves more than 43,000 members in public practice, private industry, academia and government, and has 14 chapters across California. CalCPA also offers more than 1,400 live courses, conferences, webcasts and on-demand self-study courses annually. More information is available online.