NEW YORK (July 19, 2016) – The American Institute of CPAs has announced that Ross Riskin, CPA/PFS, has been awarded the 2016 P. Thomas Austin Personal Financial Planning Division Scholarship. Riskin was presented the award at the AICPA’s Advanced Estate Planning Conference in Washington, D.C.
The annual scholarship is awarded to a CPA who has 15 years or less in workforce and less than 10 years of experience in estate planning. Riskin was honored for his work helping clients address their estate planning goals by using an inter-generational approach. The scholarship covers the cost of attending the AICPA’s Estate Planning Conference, as well as the related travel expenses.
Riskin is the Vice President of Riskin & Riskin, PC, a Connecticut-based public accounting and advisory firm, and founder/manager of Riskin Advisory, LLC, a college financial planning practice under the Riskin umbrella.
“Ross embodies the role of the CPA as the most trusted adviser who takes a client-centered approach through integrated personal financial planning,” said Robert Keebler, CPA/PFS, chairman of the AICPA Advanced Estate Planning Conference. “He understands the importance of building trust with clients to help them overcome their fears and providing them with confidence as they plan financially for future generations.”
The AICPA established the scholarship in 2010 to honor P. Thomas Austin, a CPA who chaired the Advanced Estate Planning Conference for thirty years and is now chair emeritus. Austin specializes in estate and financial planning. Formerly with Ernst & Young (now EY), he serves as a consultant to CPA firms, law firms, and professional organizations.