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, Troy Fine, of Pittsburgh, is the manager of internal audit and risk advisory services at Schneider Downs. Troy joined Schneider Downs in 2011 as an information technology auditor in the internal audit practice. He has experience performing information technology and financial internal audit co-outsourcing and consulting services across various industries. Services that Troy has provided include Sarbanes-Oxley 404 control design and testing, AT-101 (SOC 2 and 3) control design and testing, SSAE16 (SOC 1) control design and testing, HIPAA security and privacy assessments, network security assessments, malware defense audits, software implementation audits, GLBA assessments, information technology general control design and testing, incident response program development, and general financial control design and testing. In addition, Troy has utilized the SANS Institute’s Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense and NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework to assist clients with preventing, detecting and responding to cybersecurity incidents and threats. He has also performed third-party risk assessments for various financial institutions in support of their vendor risk management programs. Prior to joining Schneider Downs, Troy was a business intelligence consultant. As a business intelligence consultant he helped companies adopt and implement appropriate extract, transform and load (ETL) strategies in order to integrate data from multiple sources into one. Additionally, he performed data analysis to help companies make efficient business decisions to improve their bottom line. He is a member of the AICPA CITP Credential Committee and is a Pennsylvania CITP Champion.
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 Troy 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.