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Kenneth Omoruyi, EA, CPA, MBTax – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree


Kenneth Omoruyi, EA, CPA, MBTax – 2021 40 Under 40 Honoree

Managing Partner
CKO CPAs & Advisors


Career highlights: 

Earned a Master’s degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, Leventhal School of Accounting. Before starting CKO, CPAs & Advisors, I worked for Schlumberger, the world’s largest oil field services company within their North American corporate accounting and tax division. I won numerous “Be Outstanding” awards in Schlumberger for implementing and championing 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. Also, I Chair – Tax Expo Committee, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants – Houston Chapter.

I founded to create an environment where anyone can access licensed tax professionals with ease.

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 and reach the highest level by 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:,,

Favorite Speakers: Barry Melancon

What do you like best about the accounting profession?

What I love most about the accounting profession is the flexibility and the fact that CPAs can work in every industry.

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