Podcast | Living Life and Making a Living, Scharrell Jackson Chats With Positive Phil

Scharrell Jackson has served as an executive in the field of Finance/Accounting and Operations for over 20 years, working in industries such as Professional Services, Real Estate, Construction and Manufacturing, in positions such as Controller, VP of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. She is known for her remarkable business acumen and her commitment to developing leadership attributes in others, streamlining business operations and automating processes that drive growth and increase efficiency and bottom line profit.

Scharrell currently serves as the Chief Financial and Administrative Officer of Squar Milner, one of the nation’s 100 largest accounting firms, and one of California’s leading independent advisory firms. She joined Squar Milner in February of 2000, and has played an integral role in the firm’s growth and success, executing multiple mergers that has expanded the firm’s footprint and increase revenues.  She also provides executive leadership to the Accounting, Human Resources, Information Technology, and Administrative teams. She is actively involved in all operational aspects of the firm, and serves as a strategic partner, working directly with the Managing Partner and Executive Committee.

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To strengthen the Southern California community, Scharrell established a philanthropic team at Squar Milner, in partnership with organizations such as Girls Inc. of Orange County, Human Options and The American Heart Association. She serves on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, serving as VP of Board Development for Girls Inc. of Orange County, whose mission is to help under-served girls become strong, smart and bold. She also serves VP of Finance and on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of Human Options; an organization committed to restoring hope and rebuilding the lives of battered women and their children and in 2014 Scharrell joined the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. Scharrell has also served as Co-Chair and Chair for many charities raising hundreds of thousands of dollars for the community at large.

Scharrell is also a highly sought-after dynamic and engaging speaker. Many have benefited from her message on a variety of topics such as “Leadership Without Regrets”, “The Courage Within”, “True Leaders Can Change The World”, “Image and Power”, “What it takes to Make it to the Top” and “ Leadership in Heels”, to name a few.   

Scharrell founded the “Leadership in Heels” Women Speaker Series to bring women together in an environment where they can have authentic conversations about matters of the heart that directly impacts every area of a woman’s life.  She is focused on creating a brand for women that represents the authentic leader. She enjoys inspiring girls and women to live the life they desire by providing tangible tips to rise to one’s highest potential. Her passion is mentoring women to obtain upward mobility and confidence, as well as, reaching underprivileged youth. She is an active member of Saddleback Church and hosts a weekly bible study for women in her home and at work.

Scharrell has served as a visiting business management instructor at Concordia University, and is a current member of the Concordia University’s President’s Advisory Council. She is also a member of the Corporate Advisory Board for the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA), VisionWise Capital and serves on the Leaders of Integrity Advisory Council.

Scharrell is a single mother of three amazing sons: Donavon-23, Dominique-21 and Demetrius-14, whom she dedicates her life to, and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.