Outstanding CPA in Government 2011 Award Winner- State Level: Pamela Sharp, CPA  

Pamela Sharp is the Director of the Office of Management and Budget for the State of North Dakota.  Sharp was appointed to that position by Governor John Hoeven in 2003 and by Governor Jack Dalrymple in 2010.  Prior to her appointment as Director, Sharp served as Deputy Director.  As Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sharp is the state’s Budget Director and also oversees the administrative functions of the State of North Dakota including fiscal management, human resource management services, risk management, facility management, procurement and printing.  Sharp also serves on the Governor’s Cabinet and is a member of the Governor’s senior staff.


A native of North Dakota, Sharp began her career in state government as a corporate income tax auditor in 1986.  Sharp also served as an auditor for the State Auditor’s Office, controller for the State Treasurer’s Office, and budget analyst for the Office of Management and Budget.


Sharp is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the North Dakota Society of CPAs, the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), and the National  Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT).


Sharp graduated from the University of Mary in 1986 and obtained a Masters Degree in Management in 1996.  Sharp has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1986. 


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