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TalkShop_Community_CPA

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Logo, U.S. Bank. A woman sits at a desk straightening papers. Text, Ying Sa, Founder of Community CPA, U.S. Bank Customer.

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As a minority business owner, you try to overcome the perception, the stereotype that it is possible for someone who speaks English the way I do to know a lot about accounting, tax, and audit.

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A large rubber stamp is pressed onto a sheet of ledger paper, U.S. Bank Presents hashtag Talk Shop

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My name is Ying Sa. I am a certified public accountant, founder of Community CPA and a U.S. Bank customer.

Community CPA started back in 1998. And I really just answered the needs of the immigrant community.

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Two employees laugh and smile as they walk down the hall. Large map on the wall, Des Moines, Iowa and surrounding area.

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We give back to the community. And we're very serious about it. Community CPA and U.S. Bank are the sponsors for the Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit. This one-day crash course for the ones that come to the country with ambition, or maybe at the life stage where they want to do something on their own, we teach them how to do it.

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An employee stamps papers. A number of keys hang on the wall. Text, Diversity is good for business

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If an organization does not have that open mind for diversity, they're losing out a lot. The employees and the staff here, they are naturally diverse, because I value diversity.

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Employees discuss while looking at a computer. Text, The bank is more than a place to keep your money.

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In my practice, I always tell folks that bank is not a parking lot. Bank is actually part of your life. So you don't park things at the bank, you work things out with the bank.

That's the trust. We have that in place. And we grow with what U.S. Bank can offer us.

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White envelopes are pulled out of a bin. Text, Financial partners help you succeed

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We all need a partner of some sort. Having a partner with a bank and a CPA firm has become a necessity for a successful life.

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Ying Sa laughs as she talks with a woman outside a business. Logo, U.S. Bank, the Power of Possible. Credit products are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Deposit products are offered by U.S. Bank National Association. Member FDIC

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The value of diversity and community engagement

Strong community partnerships help fuel strong business ambitions

Tags: Community, Public relations, Charitable giving
Published: March 06, 2019

Ying Sa, founder of Community CPA, built her business by answering the needs of the immigrant community. She values diversity because diversity is good for business. Now she gives back to the community by sponsoring, along with U.S. Bank, the Immigrant Entrepreneur Summit.  She says, “Your bank is not a parking lot for your money, but a part of your life. You work things out with your bank. We grow with what U.S. Bank can offer us.”

 

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