Alumni Spotlight: Holly Sigurdsson

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Holly Sigurdsson is a successful Chico State Accounting alumni working for Armanino in their Downtown San Francisco office. Graduating in May of 2018 from CSU Chico as the VP Tech, Holly began her career in public accounting.

Holly highly believes the accounting curriculum at Chico State prepared her well for the rigorous and demanding work of public accounting and to pass the CPA exam. “I think the rigorous curriculum really taught me how to study well and actually understand the theory behind accounting rather than just memorizing.” Holly also credits Chico State for having an excellent balance between professional development and soft skills which helped shape her into a confident staff member who contributes to her firm and makes Chico State stand out.

Working in the San Francisco office, Holly has been able to work with incredible clients that are in the non-profit sector. The Bay Area has a wide variety of clients including tech firms, non-profits, financial services and government entities. Working in an area such as San Francisco allows new accounting professionals to become exposed to a number of different clients.

Living in an international city always keeps you busy. Holly enjoys the fact there is always something to do in the city and originally coming from the San Diego area, Holly is happy to be back by the ocean again.

Chico State and its Accounting Department are incredibly proud of its alumni and Holly is one example of many students who have gone on to do incredible things after graduating.