Ying Sa is the founder and principal certified public accountant at Community CPA & Associates, Inc. The firm provides tax, audit, accounting, and business consultation service to businesses and individuals.
Ying is a native of China, a former resident of Canada, and a naturalized citizen of the United States. She served five years as vice president of Controllers for Wells Fargo Financial Inc. in Des Moines, Iowa, and six years as the chief financial officer for the Iowa Manufacturing Extension Partnership at Iowa State University.
Ying has been honored many awards for her volunteerism, entrepreneurial and community spirit. These include the Community Business of the Year Award from the Chinese Association of Iowa in 2006, the Jim Goodman Entrepreneurial Spirit Award from the East Des Moines Chamber of Commerce in 2008, and the Passport to Prosperity Award from the Iowa Council for International Understanding in 2009. On February 23, 2010, in a ceremony at the Iowa Capitol, the governor and first lady of Iowa presented Ying with the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame, the highest award given for volunteerism in the State of Iowa.
Ying and her firm are the drivers of the Immigrant Entrepreneurs Summit -- a nonprofit organization that aims to spread business knowledge to the newcomers and to encourage their startup businesses. As a successful immigrant woman with broad corporate and business experience, Ying masterfully blends her unique life experiences and perspectives into her own professional work and her service to clients. In 2013 and 2014, Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Ying to serve on the Board of Iowa Accountancy and the Iowa Lottery Board, respectively.
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