Ben Neuhausen receives special recognition award from AICPA

Ben Neuhausen, former chairman of the Accounting Standards Executive Committee of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, is the recipient of the AICPA Special Recognition Award.

The Institute presents the award to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to a particular area of the profession.

Neuhausen received the award at the AICPA's Regional Meeting of Council in Chicago for his contributions to accounting standard setting.

"Ben is a staunch advocate for the profession and has been a leading voice in formulating accounting guidance ultimately adopted by standard setters and regulators," said Ernest Almonte, chairman of the AICPA, in presenting the award. "He believes that CPA professionals can and should solve accounting issues, and not necessarily rely on standard setters and regulators to give them solutions. Some of the brightest minds in accounting turn to Ben as a voice of reason and clarity when dealing with contentious issues."

Neuhausen is a partner and National Director of Accounting for BDO Seidman, LLP. Previously, he was a partner in the Professional Standards Group of Arthur Andersen LLP. From 1979 – 1981, Neuhausen was a Practice Fellow at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. He holds an MBA in Accounting from New York University and a BA in Economics from Michigan State University. Over his eleven year tenure at the Accounting Standards Executive Committee, he led the committee in its transition from a standard setter into a provider of useful non-authoritative accounting guidance for various industries.

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