Sharon Thompson

About Sharon

Sharon is a multi-talented, highly skilled financial leader with over 25 years of progressive experience at a super-regional insurance carrier ranked in the top 20 mutual companies in the United States. Recognized for her dynamic initiative and in-depth knowledge, business leaders have consistently promoted Sharon to positions with increased levels of fiscal and management responsibilities.

Most recently, she served as an assistant vice president overseeing financial services for eight property and casualty companies, a life insurance company, and several affiliated insurance brokerage, leasing, and real estate companies. Sharon is a competent leader with a proven ability to hire, train, and motivate large teams of employees to achieve maximum performance within an organization.

With a strong command of industry-specific insurance accounting such as Model Audit Rule, which is similar to Sarbanes-Oxley, Sharon’s expertise translates and extends well beyond the insurance industry. She has a deep understanding of investment accounting and analysis, treasury management, budgeting, cost accounting, cash flow forecasting, and intercompany transactions governed by joint cost agreements.

Sharon is adept at utilizing sophisticated software to report accurate and timely performance results to internal senior leadership for decision-making purposes and statutory information to external regulatory agencies for compliance purposes. Experienced with both the internal and external audit process, clients value Sharon’s ability to efficiently facilitate the preparation of audit documentation and effectively assist their organization with auditor requests and communications.

Sharon Thompson

Sharon Thompson
Consultant


Industry Experience

Consumer Products, Employee Benefit Plans, Financial Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Insurance, Manufacturing, Nonprofit, Professional Services, Real Estate


Education

  • Franklin University, Bachelor of Science Degree, Accounting, summa cum laude

On a Lighter Note

Do you make a favorite dish people rave over?
Every Christmas, my sister and I bake hundreds of small loaves of bread to share with our family and friends. By far, everyone’s favorite is the almond-poppy bread.

Have you ever participated in a physically or mentally challenging activity?
Yes, I voluntarily jumped out of an airworthy plane on a skydiving excursion. My static-line, solo parachute jump over the skies of Xenia, Ohio was both mentally and physically challenging, but incredibly exhilarating.

If you could interview one person, who would it be?
I would interview one of my grandparents. From immigrating to Ellis Island to working in the coal mines, they led such exciting lives. I wish I had spent more time as a child learning about their experiences.