A major in accounting gave Greg Sisco ’13 more than just training in standard accounting practices.
“Accounting is a broad field, and at Franciscan I also got the tools and knowledge to understand business and economic principles,” he notes. Greg says his professors, “the cream of the crop,” were confident, caring, and willing to go the extra mile to make sure students understood the coursework.
As a student, Greg gained practical experience by volunteering during a tax season to help local lower-income residents complete their tax returns. This gave Greg valuable experience in explaining complex concepts in layman’s terms, a skill that he relies on today. Additionally, Greg’s experiences as events staff lead and mission leader for the 2012 Honduras Mission provided Greg with early opportunities to develop soft skills such as relationship management, discipline, project planning, and communication.
With the help of a Franciscan University graduate, Greg was able to secure a summer internship at Protiviti the summer before his senior year. A global business and risk consulting company named by Experience, Inc., as one of the “Best Places to Work for Recent Grads,” Protiviti was also named “One of the Best Places to Launch a Career” by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. During his internship, Greg conducted internal audits and assisted companies with SOX audits. Upon proving his skills, he was offered a job.
After spending a few years in Seattle, Washington working for Protiviti, Greg and his growing family moved to the St. Louis, Missouri, area. Greg has since held progressive roles in Internal Audit at Scottrade and Express-Scripts/Cigna. Greg has held an active CPA license since 2015 and expects to graduate with a master’s of business administration from McKendree University in spring 2020.