Impact Award Criteria 

About the Government Impact Award

The Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award recognizes the impact of significant contributions of the CPA to the efficiency, effectiveness or innovative service delivery of their respective local state or federal employer organization. Current or recent accomplishments (3-5 years) are the focus of this award.

Nominations for the annual awards can be submitted by the State Societies, members at large, federal, state, or local government agencies, or other professional associations. The active involvement of the State CPA Societies is vital to the award’s success.  Self-nominations are not accepted.

To ensure recognition among the three levels of government, each year three Impact awards are presented -- one to a CPA working in local government, one to a CPA working in state government and one to a CPA working in federal government.  The nominee must have made his or her contribution(s) to the level of government in which he or she is being nominated.   If there is not a qualified nominee from a level of government then that award is not given.  Two awards are not given to the same level of government.  

The awards are presented at the AICPA’s National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference (GAAC) in Washington, DC, in August.

Nominee Eligibility

  • Nominee must be a CPA (must provide State License# for verification).
  • Nominee must be a member of the AICPA and/or a State CPA Society (provide member #).
  • Nominee must not be the current president of his/her State CPA Society.
  • Nominee must not be a member of the AICPA Board of Directors.
  • Nominee must not be a member of the Government Performance and Accountability Committee.

Nomination Acceptance

  • The Government Performance & Accountability Committee Awards Subcommittee will review each nomination to ensure that it meets the awards criteria. 
  • Once accepted, individual nominees will be contacted and informed of their nomination status.

Selection Process

  • Nominations will be accepted based upon fulfillment of the requirements by the Awards Subcommittee of the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee. 
  • Individual members of the AICPA Government Performance and Accountability Committee and employees of the AICPA are not permitted to nominate a candidate.
  • Award winners will write a brief or article on the basis of their award after winning.


Please contact: Cary Jones
Award Coordinator - Members in Business, Industry and Government

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