Kenneth Omoruyi, EA, CPA, MBT – 2020 40 Under 40 Honoree
Managing Partner, CKO CPAs and Advisors
Earned a Master’s degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, Leventhal School of Accounting. Prior to starting CKO, CPAs & Advisors, I worked for Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil field services company within their North America corporate accounting and tax division. I won numerous “Be Outstanding” awards in Schlumberger for implementing and championing both Process improvement initiatives and Leadership development activities and was a featured speaker for Schlumberger’s SLB sessions (TedTalk styled).
I was part of the 2018 AICPA Leadership Academy and currently sit on the Board of Directors for the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
I have been featured in the Journal of Accountancy and an invited speaker at the AICPA 23rd Accounting Scholars Leadership Workshop.
- What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world? Outside of my firm, I enjoy teaching the next generation of accountants. I fell into academics. I had the opportunity to teach an accounting class at a local community college and I realized I loved my interactions with all levels of learners. Mentorship has been a natural extension of my love of teaching. As a minority in the accounting field, I hope I inspire other minorities to pursue accounting, specifically becoming a Certified Public Accountant. By helping all future accountants develop, I, by extension impact the financial health of local, national, and international homes and businesses.
- Favorite books/websites/podcasts/speakers: Favorite book: Bible, Favorite websites: CPA.com, AICPA.org, Favorite Speakers: Barry Melancon