The AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) and CPA Practice Advisor are pleased to partner and bring you the 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Awards. Join us this year at AICPA Engage 2018 to celebrate women who made their mark on the accounting profession as well as those who are emerging as the next generation of firm leaders, through new technologies, practices, workflow or dynamic work environments.
Those honored with this recognition are women who demonstrated three attributes:
|Kimberly Ellison-Taylor||CPA, CGMA||Oracle|
|Sue Coffey||CMA, CGMA||AICPA|
|Sandra Wiley||Boomer Consulting, Inc.|
|Jennifer Wilson||ConvergenceCoaching, LLC|
|Gail Perry||CPA||CPA Practice Advisor|
|Amy Vetter||CPA, CGMA, CITP||QuickStart Training Inc.|
|DeAnn Hill||CPA||DeAnn Hill CPA|
|Natasha Schamberger||CPA||Kansas Society of CPAs|
|Tamera Loerzel||ConvergenceCoaching, LLC|
|Amy Pitter||Mass. Society of CPAs|
|Danielle Supkis Cheek||CPA, CFE, CVA||PKF Texas|
|Elizabeth Pittelkow Kittner||CPA, CGMA, CITP||Litera Microsystems|
|Kacee Johnson||MBA||Blue Ocean Principles|
|Karen Abramson||Wolters Kluwer|
|Katherine G. Watts||CPA, CHC||HORNE LLP|
|Abby F. Dupree||CPA||Carroll and Company CPAs|
|Jenni Huotari||CPA||Eide Bailly|
|Jennifer H. Elder||CSP, CPA, CMA, CIA, CFF, CGMA,||The Sustainable CFO|
|Julie H. Gustavsson||CPA, CITP||Keiter|
|Lindsay Stevenson||CPA, CGMA||1st Financial Bank USA|
|Sarah Elliott||ACC, CPA||Intend2Lead|
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants has established the P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning Division Scholarship in honor of the CPA who has chaired the Advanced Estate Planning Conference for three decades.
The scholarship will cover the registration fee and travel expenses of an emerging CPA to attend the 2018 Advanced Estate Planning at ENGAGE Conference. The program will provide attendees with cutting edge estate planning guidance as well as networking opportunities with seasoned estate planners.
2018 Winner: Christopher DeBlanc, CPA/PFS, CFP®, RSM US LLP
The AICPA gives the award to a member volunteer who contributes significantly to the advancement of personal financial planning as a practice discipline.
2018 Winner: Jean-Luc Bourdon, CPA/PFS
The AICPA's Standing Ovation Program recognizes young CPAs who exhibit exemplary professional achievement in one or more of the following areas: business valuation, forensic accounting, information management and technology assurance or personal financial planning.
The 2018 PFP Standing Ovation recipients are listed below in alphabetical order:
|David Barral||CPA/PFS||MBAF CPAs, LLC, New York, NY|
|Leslie Blanchard||CPA/PFS||TrueWealth Management, Atlanta, GA|
|Joseph Doerrer||CPA/PFS||Bessemer Trust, Red Bank, NJ|
|Christopher Hess||CPA/PFS||TFO Phoenix Inc, Phoenix, AZ|
|Timothy Higgins||CPA/PFS||NCH Tax & Wealth Advisors, Inc., Fullerton, CA|
|Michael Landsberg||CPA/PFS||Homrich Berg, Atlanta, GA|
|Sarah Lane||CPA/PFS||CLS Financial Advisors, Inc., Portland, OR|
|Mason Longstreth||CPA/PFS||TFO Phoenix, Inc., Phoenix, AZ|
|Robert McConchie||CPA/PFS||Athlete Wealth Management Group, Scottsdale, AZ|
|Deborah Meyer||CPA/PFS||Worthy Nest LLC and SV CPA Services, Saint Charles, MO|
|Brett Mills||CPA/PFS||McCarthy, Rose & Mills LLP, Frisco, TX|
|Matthew Rosenberg||CPA/PFS||RoseCap Investment Advisors, Grand Junction, CO|
|Roger Seiler||CPA/PFS||Cox & Company, Lafayette, IN|
|Dale Snell||CPA/PFS||Prairie Hills Financial Group, Inc., Hutchinson, KS|
|Ben Westerman||CPA/PFS||HM Capital Management, Clayton, MO|
|Robert Westley||CPA/PFS||Northern Trust, New York, NY|
|Tony Yu||CPA/PFS||DSG Business, Tax, & Wealth Planning, West Covina, CA|
The AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award in Honor of Maximo Mukelabai recognizes a young CPA who personifies an unwavering commitment as demonstrated through successful practices, involvement in and contributions for the interest of the accounting profession.
The Sidney Kess Award for Excellence in Continuing Education is presented by the Steering Committee for the AICPA Conference on Tax Strategies for the High-Income Individual. The Kess Award is designed to recognize an individual who has made significant and outstanding contributions in tax and financial planning continuing education and whose integrity and public service exemplify the AICPA's Values and Vision.
Sarenski is a frequent lecturer and author. He presents at major professional national conferences for a variety of organizations on financial planning topics, including Social Security. Sarenski wrote The CPA's Guide to Social Security Planning and updates it annually. He has contributed articles to The Journal of Accountancy, The CPA Journal, The Journal of Taxation and the AICPA Wealth Management Insider.
Sarenski currently appears on WSTM-3, Syracuse's NBC affiliate, taking viewers' calls and offering planning concepts. He also appeared on the PBS affiliate in Syracuse as a permanent guest host of the program "Financial Fitness." Sarenski has done hundreds of radio interviews and has been quoted frequently in such publications as USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Consumer Reports, The Christian Science Monitor, InvestmentNews, Kiplinger Personal Finance Report, Financial Planning Magazine, Accounting Today and The Practical Accountant.