CPA, CGA, MBA, FCCA
Sharon Barnes-Simmonds, CPA, CGA, FCCA, MBA is passionate, driven, and caring. She is a qualified accounting professional with a penchant for giving back, Sharon has worked in the
for-profit and non-profit sectors for more than 15 years. Her senior-level experience has taken
her to organizations such as the Region of Peel and the Toronto International Film Festival.
She’s also volunteered on two Boards in the non-profit sector.
In her current role as Director of Finance and Administration at Children Believe, Sharon oversees the Finance team as well as Facilities and Administration. Sharon earned her accounting designation from ACCA in the U.K., then later her MBA from the University of Wales (Manchester Business School). She followed that up by earning her chartered professional accountants’ designation from CPA Canada.
Sharon loves learning more about the world through documentaries, biopics, and traveling with her husband and daughter. "My childhood dream was to become a lawyer and enter politics so that I could help to change lives, especially those who are less fortunate."