University of Pittsburgh

Sara Conroy, BSBA '07

Assistant Professor of Accounting, Community College of Allegheny County

Sara Conroy is an assistant professor of accounting at the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC). She graduated with her masters in taxation from Robert Morris University, and her bachelor's in accounting from the University of Pittsburgh's College of Business Administration.

As a junior at Pitt, she began her accounting career as an intern at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), officially joining the accounting firm as a tax associate after graduating. While there, she was recognized as one of the top 30 associates in the country, as well as being part of a fly-in national consulting team.

In 2010, she became a senior tax analyst for the firm Global Tax Management (GTM). In 2012, she helped create a presentation for a federal tax update for software at the national Corptax Users' Conference.

In her roles at PwC and GTM, she was involved in researching federal and state tax laws, worked on special consulting projects in the oil and gas industry, as well as responsible for presenting new tax software programs to clients.

After working at GTM for two years, Conroy decided to make a career change and move from the public accounting field into education, becoming an instructor of accounting at CCAC, the first female to ever hold a full-time accounting position at the south campus. She currently teaches courses in accounting, finance, economics, tax, and business law.

While at CCAC, Conroy started the Accounting and Business Club, has been on various hiring committees, a member of the Business Advisory Board, and worked as an academic advisor. She was awarded with Advisor of the Year in 2014 for her efforts.

In addition, Conroy is a member of the Pitt Business Alumnae Council.

Conroy lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, John; their dog, Remington; and three cats, Mishka, Saiorse, and Elysia.