Katherine Necochea Tinco is a Tax Associate for Ernst & Young’s Private Client Services group. Based in San Francisco, she supports with Tax planning, preparation, estate planning and financial planning. Her main work motive is to help individuals and businesses achieve their financial goals. Katherine was first introduced to the Accounting/Finance career opportunities as a high school student attending the Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP), a one-week summer residency program introducing underrepresented ethnic minority students to the profession. As a first generation college student, ACAP provided the awareness she needed and a network of peers pursuing the career. She finds representation in every career important, and ACAP provided access to mentors with similar backgrounds who inspired her to pursue the profession. During the week she was introduced to companies such as; Ernst & Young, Deloitte, PWC, KPMG, Facebook, and Google. She also was exposed to lectures and stories from peers working at various firms and was fascinated with learning more. She continued to learn about the career as an intern at Pon & Associates, and by pursuing higher education.
She is very thankful for ACAP, the awareness and mentorship provided was key to developing her career in Accounting and Finance. She believes in the power of mentorship and serves as a mentor for College Map at EY, organizing programs related to career development and mentorship for aspiring young professionals.
Katherine earned a B.S in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business.