AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award

young cpa award professional award for young accounting professionals

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.

How to apply

Potential candidates should submit the following information

  • Current resume or vita
  • Completed professional reference forms
  • 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.

Applications due April 30.

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 April 30

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