Harold L. Monk, Jr. Receives AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service
Institute’s Highest Recognition for Contributions to the Profession
Published October 19, 2010
New Orleans (Oct. 19, 2010) – Harold L. Monk, Jr., CPA, CFE, is the recipient of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ 2010 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
The Gold Medal is the highest award granted by the AICPA and is given to individuals who have made major contributions to the CPA profession. Monk received the award today at the fall meeting of the AICPA governing Council. Kathy G. Eddy, a member of the Awards Committee and former AICPA chair, presented the award.
A nationally-known expert on accounting and auditing standards, Monk is a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC, in Gainesville, Fla. He has served as a member of the AICPA’s governing Council and its Board of Directors. Monk was Chairman of the Auditing Standards Board, the Private Companies Practice Section Executive Committee and President of the Accounting Research Association. In 2002, he was appointed by former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker to the Government Accountability Office’s Advisory Committee on Auditing Standards.
Monk has served on the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Board of Governors and has taught auditing as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Florida’s School of Accounting. Accounting Today named him one of the 100 most influential people in accounting for four consecutive years. The Florida Institute awarded him “outstanding seminar leader” for seven years. He was recognized numerous times by the AICPA as one of the top 20 instructors of accounting and auditing.
He is a co-author of Practitioner Publishing Company's "Guide to Single Audits," "Audits of Local Governments," "Preparing Nonprofit Financial Statements," and its continuing education programs "Annual Accounting and Auditing Update" and "Maximizing Single Audit Efficiency."
He holds a bachelor’s of science and business administration degree from the University of Florida and was a founding partner of Davis, Monk & Company in Gainesville.