Photo by Duane Tinkey
Photo by Duane Tinkey


Although she has developed a successful accounting firm in the Des Moines area, Ying Sa says her business isn't necessarily motivated by the bottom line - it's motivated by humanity.

Sa, founder and principal CPA at Community CPA & Associates Inc., calls herself "an immigrant twice," as she was born in China then immigrated to Canada as a child before settling in the United States in 1996. The experience she had as an immigrant, she said, has allowed her to understand what immigrant or minority business owners go through, which has led to the true success of her business.