AICPA 'Standing Ovation' Honors Top Young CPAs in Information Management and Technology Assurance

Five Recipients Recognized at AICPA ENGAGE

June 11, 2019

LAS VEGAS (June 11, 2019) - The American Institute of CPAs today honored five CPAs for their contributions in the areas of information management and technology assurance with the fourth annual Standing Ovation, a program that recognizes the best young CPAs in specialty credential areas. The recipients, all talented CPAs age 40 and under who hold the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) specialty credential, were announced at AICPA ENGAGE in Las Vegas.

The Standing Ovation program, launched in 2015, recognizes young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement in specialization areas. Nomination requirements for the Standing Ovation program in Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing, holding the CITP credential, and exhibiting outstanding professional achievement.

“By opening the IMTA section to and making the AICPA Technology Resource Center available to all members in 2018, the institute has underscored how essential technology skills are to the profession,” said Kristen Hughes, associate director of advisory services and credentialing for the AICPA. “The five accomplished young professionals we honor today possess the kind of core skills and talents we’ll need in the future leaders of accounting and finance.”

Recipients of this year’s IMTA Standing Ovation were honored during the “Technology Impacting Firms” town hall at AICPA ENGAGE, and will also be recognized on the AICPA Technology Resource Center website.

The list of IMTA Standing Ovation recipients (in alphabetical order):

  • Emily Chee, CPA/CITP, CFF, CMA, CISA, CFE - Vancouver, British Columbia 
  • Jonathan Choquette-Riopel, CPA/CITP, MBA - Repentigny, Quebec 
  • Shawn Ford, CPA/CITP, CMA – Richmond Hill, Ontario 
  • Ebonie Jackson, CPA/CITP, MBA, CGMA - Holland, Ohio 
  • Matthew Treskovich, CPA/CITP, PFS, CMA, CFP, AEP, MBA, CLU, ChFC, FLMI - Lakeland, Florida 

In addition to the IMTA category, the Standing Ovation program recognizes young CPAs who exhibit exemplary professional achievement in personal financial planning and forensic and valuation services.