AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor to Present ‘Most Powerful Women in Accounting’ Awards

March 26, 2018

Institute to Join Forces with Accounting Publication to Recognize Women in Key Leadership Roles

NEW YORK (March 26, 2018) – The American Institute of CPAs and CPA Practice Advisor will co-present the Most Powerful Women in Accounting awards, given annually to 25 women leaders who are helping to define and advance the profession.

The joint administration of the award is part of the AICPA’s ongoing efforts to promote inclusiveness and create more opportunities for women to attain leadership positions in both public and management accounting.

“We’re excited to work with CPA Practice Advisor to recognize some of the best and brightest in the profession,” said Jacquelyn H. Tracy, CPA, CGMA, chair of the AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC). “Year in and year out, this is a highly impressive group of women that we hope to give even more visibility as role models and pathfinders.”

The WIEC sponsors research, mentorship and networking opportunities, and oversees the annual Women’s Global Leadership Summit.

Members of the AICPA will work with CPA Practice Advisor to select and promote award winners each year. The AICPA will continue to offer its “Women to Watch” awards, which – in collaboration with state CPA societies – recognize experienced and emerging women leaders.

“Now in its seventh year, the ‘Most Powerful Women in Accounting’ awards recognize women who are not just making a difference in the accounting profession, but who are the difference in the profession – our accounting profession would not be where it is without the impact these influential women have made,” said Gail Perry, CPA, editor-in-chief of CPA Practice Advisor magazine.

Nominations for the 2018 Most Powerful Women in Accounting awards are being accepted until April 27, 2018. Winners will be recognized at AICPA ENGAGE, to be held June 9-14 in Las Vegas. To be eligible, nominees should demonstrate they:

  • Are a driving force in creating a culture of innovation or excellence within their firm, or helped, as a vendor, to develop technologies that empower firms to be more productive and profitable
  • Have reached a level of management and ownership within their company, with demonstrable impact on its success
  • Actively mentor those following in their footsteps

To nominate a candidate, please visit the awards page.

About CPA Practice Advisor

CPA Practice Advisor is the voice of accounting technology in the media space. With monthly software reviews, the latest technology updates, and news and tips to enhance the CPA practice, the magazine and its accompanying website keep accounting professionals on the cutting edge of their profession. In addition to the Most Powerful Women in Accounting awards, CPA Practice Advisor names the annual 40 Under 40 in the Accounting Profession award recipients, presents the coveted Software Innovation Awards and Readers’ Choice Awards, and hosts the Thought Leader Symposium, an annual think tank meeting of some of the greatest minds in the accounting profession.

About the American Institute of CPAs

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at www.aicpa.org/press.

About the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (the Association) is the most influential body of professional accountants, combining the strengths of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to power opportunity, trust and prosperity for people, businesses and economies worldwide. It represents 650,000 members and students in public and management accounting and advocates for the public interest and business sustainability on current and emerging issues. With broad reach, rigor and resources, the Association advances the reputation, employability and quality of CPAs, CGMAs and accounting and finance professionals globally.