Outstanding Young CPA Award

AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award 



In tribute to Maximo’s legacy, the AICPA founded The AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award in Honor of Maximo Mukelabai.


Danielle Supkis Cheek Received 2016 AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award in Honor of Maximo Mukelabai


About the award 

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.

We strongly recommend you have the professional reference form completed by your employer, state CPA society or affiliate membership organization representative, or community service organization or other professional relationship.

Selection Process: An AICPA vetting task force will review all nominations and select the final recipient. The honoree will be recognized at the AICPA's annual EDGE Experience during the award luncheon on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at the Ritz Carlton in New Orleans, LA. All nominees will be notified no later than July 1, 2017.

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How to apply
Potential candidates should submit the following information by May 31, 2017
  • Current resume or vita
  • Completed professional reference forms (maximum two)
  • Volunteer letter focused on the following:
    • History of demonstrated leadership within your job or volunteer activities.
    • Why volunteering is important to the accounting profession.
    • How your volunteer service has positively impacted the accounting profession.

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Application criteria

  • Be a licensed CPA between the ages of 22-40
  • Be a regular voting member of the AICPA
  • Lead and/or take part in volunteer efforts in your community
  • Promote the profession
  • Complete application, essay and reference letters by May 31
How to nominate a candidate

Individuals may self-nominate or be nominated by an employer, state CPA society or affiliate membership organization representative, or community service organization or other professional.

Maximo Mukelabai
Maximo Mukelabai was a member of the inaugural class of the AICPA Leadership Academy in 2009. Tragically, Maximo's life ended abruptly at the age of 36. He was an extraordinary individual filled with passion, intellect and inspiration; traits immediately recognized by anyone who met him.

Maximo's most recent accomplishment was made official on May 4, 2011 when he became the youngest and first African-American chair for the North Carolina Association of CPAs board of directors. Maximo's influence and leadership was felt by so many and he is sorely missed.

 Maximo Mukelabai
Previous award winners
We honor these previous recipients of the AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award
Danielle Supkis Cheek

2016 recipient
   
Dan Griffiths
2015 recipient
   
2014 recipient
 Jeremy Dillard
2013 recipient
   
Donny Shimamoto
                      
2012 recipient

 
 
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