This past June, at the AICPA honored 19 young CPAs for their contributions to the areas of information management and technology assurance with the first annual Standing Ovation, which recognizes the best young CPAs in various specialty credential areas. The recipients, all talented CPA/CITPs age 40 and under, were announced at the AICPA's Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in Las Vegas.
One of the past recipients, Elizabeth Pittelkow, of Chicago, is the Director of Accounting and Compliance with ArrowStream, Inc. She contributes toward company initiatives by co-founding the Business Continuity Committee, organizing philanthropies, and serving as President of ArrowStream Toastmasters. Prior to joining ArrowStream, she worked in assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Elizabeth also teaches business ethics and communication classes nationwide and writes ethics and communication articles and blogs. Elizabeth loves to volunteer with the AICPA and Illinois CPA Society and has been recognized by CPA Practice Advisor as one of the Most Powerful Women in Accounting. She is also proud to represent CPA Practice Advisor's 40 Under 40 group as a thought leader.
The Standing Ovation program, launched last year, recognizes young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement in specialization areas. Nomination requirements for the Standing Ovation program in the Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) specialty area include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing, holding the CITP credential and exhibiting outstanding professional achievement. Nominees must also be 40 years of age or under.
If you know someone who works in a field similar to Elizabeth or another information management and technology assurance related field and believe they are worthy of a “standing ovation”, nominate them today. If you believe you are worthy, you can nominate yourself.
Read more about the AICPA Standing Ovation Recognition Program.