Consultant Spotlight | Meet Sharon Calanni, Consulting Director

February 10, 2023

Sharon Calanni brings her skills and strengths for leading complex projects, problem solving, and process improvement to TGRP Solutions. After 26 years working in accounting leadership positions for medium and large corporations, and in public accounting with KPMG, she joined TGRP Solutions in 2020—excited to begin a new chapter of helping companies as a consultant.

Process Improvement, Financial Reporting, Month-End Close, Analytics, and More

At TGRP, Sharon helped develop monthly financial reporting and analytic tools for the corporate accounting team of a low-cost airline, where she was heavily involved with the company’s month-end close process. During her time working with the client, the company launched an initial public offering, where Sharon continued to support the corporate accounting team to become SOX compliant.

Sharon’s biggest accomplishment during her tenure with this client was assessing and re-designing the fuel and salaries, wages and benefits processes—the company’s two largest income statement expense lines. She then trained accounting leadership and staff on those processes. Clients can count on Sharon to guide them through transition periods, improve processes, and train accounting personnel, while maintaining a calm and positive attitude during busy times.

An Aptitude for the Big Picture and the Little Details

Sharon joined TGRP Solutions from Boston Market, a national fast-casual restaurant chain, where she was the director of corporate accounting and previously, the senior manager of corporate accounting. Prior to that, she was the financial reporting manager and senior financial reporting analyst for Catholic Health Initiatives, a nonprofit national healthcare system. In these roles, she became deeply familiar with month-end close, financial reporting, and audit processes, addressing GAAP and technical accounting issues, including lease accounting, debt restructurings, equity method accounting, consolidations, and other complex accounting issues. She was also involved with several system implementations. Sharon started her career with KPMG’s audit and assurance practice (in Denver and Dallas).

Sharon has a lot to offer TGRP clients in need of both a detail-oriented and big-picture thinker who can handle the messiest of projects. She is friendly and collaborative, and best of all, she’s a quick study—having worked in several different corporate environments. Please reach out to learn more about Sharon’s areas of expertise and availability to assist your corporate accounting team.

Most Recent Project

Helped to develop a financial reporting and analytic tool, re-designed significant processes, and led the corporate accounting team through a significant transition period for a low-cost airline.

Specializes In

  • Audit
  • Consolidations
  • Controllership & Corporate Accounting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Reporting
  • GAAP
  • General Ledger Management
  • Internal Controls
  • Period Close Management
  • Process Improvement
  • Sarbanes-Oxley
  • System Implementations
  • Team Management and Mentoring
  • Technical Accounting

Board Service

  • Green Mountain High School Soccer Booster Club | President (3 years)
  • Denver Concert Band Endowment Fund Committee | Treasurer (3 years)
  • American Institute of CPAs | Member
  • Colorado Society of CPAs | Member

Five Fun Facts About Sharon

  1. Born and raised in central Texas
  2. Comes from a family of accountants and CPAs, including her dad
  3. Proud alumna of The University of Texas Longhorn Band, where she played the alto saxophone
  4. Met husband (a trumpet player) in the UT Longhorn Band
  5. Has lived in Colorado since 1997

Five Questions with Sharon

1. What’s your signature personality trait?

I’m very organized and love to plan events!

2. When you think about your life, what are you proud to have accomplished?

In high school, it was my dream to be in the UT marching band, and I was so excited when I found out that I made it! Passing the CPA exam and raising two amazing daughters (who are now in high school and college) are two other meaningful accomplishments.

3. Three people you admire most?

My high school band director, who I’m still in touch with today, my amazing mom and dad, whose mission was to send all four of their children to college (mission accomplished!) and my husband, who keeps me laughing even during life’s most challenging moments.

4. Any guilty pleasures?

Dark chocolate and white wine!

5. Words to live by?

Always be humble and kind.

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