On August 29, Boomer Consulting, Inc. announced the recipients of the inaugural Bridging the Gap Awards. These awards recognize both firms and individuals in the accounting industry that excel in aligning technology, firm management, and talent development.
Accounting school graduates aren't the only ones receiving accolades this spring. On May 20, the AICPA named Janet L. Colbert and Donald E. Tidrick recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award.
This January, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) announced the recipients of the American Accounting Association's (AAA) Greatest Potential Impact on Management Accounting Practice Award for 2012.
INCPAS ended 2012 on a high note when it was recognized at the eleventh annual STAR Awards Banquet for the efforts of individual staff and for its creative and innovative accomplishments in new programming.
The AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service is presented annually to a CPA who has made major contributions to the profession. This year's recipient is Leslie Murphy, CPA, president and CEO of Murphy Consulting Inc.
For many CPAs, the act of giving back is much more than a passing gesture of goodwill that grips them once or twice a year. Rather, it is a true spirit of generosity and compassion that is integral to their lives.
The Jackson Hewitt Franchise of the Year Award is given to the franchise that exhibits the highest level of performance in terms of growth, territory and employee development, customer service, and community involvement.
The "Women to Watch Award," which is cosponsored by the AICPA and the SCACPA, highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession. This year's three winners were recognized at the Women in Leadership Conference.
John H. Fisher and Roger A. Norman are the 2012 recipients of the AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award. Fisher posthumously received the federal government award, and Norman received the award for state government.
Women to Watch Awards recognize women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession and to the development of women in their community. Six honorees were recognized at the MSCPA's "Women's Leadership Summit."
The CalCPA honored five CPAs with its Women to Watch Awards for 2012 during ceremonies at the "Women's Leadership Forum" at the Ritz-Carlton September 27. The awards recognize service and contributions to the CPA profession.
Donny Shimamoto will receive the first Maximo Mukelabai award at the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference. He is being recognized for his volunteer work with the AICPA, where he has dedicated his efforts to building the CPA pipeline.