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Awards Nomination Information

Each year the Indiana CPA Society pays tribute to CPAs who have served their profession and/or communities in a commendable manner. The contributions these people make reflect positively on the individuals as well as the CPA designation.

Award nominations are due Aug. 9. Award recipients will be recognized at the annual CPA Celebration on Nov. 15 at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis.

Past INCPAS Awards recipients 

Distinguished Service Award

This award is the Society's highest honor. Nominees must have made significant contributions to CPA profession, the AICPA, or the Society on numerous levels during his/her professional career.

CPA Advocacy Award

This award recognizes the contributions of an INCPAS member for advocating the CPA profession through government relations. Nominees must:

  • have made significant contributions to the Society's initiatives in the legislative and/or regulatory arenas
  • participate as a INCPAS Legislative Key Person, be an Indiana CPA-PAC contributor or have played another role in governmental affairs
  • advocate for the CPA profession through relationships with state or federal legislators and/or regulators

Emerging Leaders Award

This award recognizes up to five up-and-coming leaders of the profession. Nominees must:

  • demonstrate leadership or initiative within the profession
  • have made significant contributions to the overall success of his/her employer
  • be 34 years of age or under on Dec. 31, 2012

Outstanding Community Service Award

This award recognizes the outstanding service of a CPA to Society, CPA profession and community over a long period of time. Up to five recipients may be chosen. Nominees must:

  • have made significant contributions to community service and the CPA profession
  • have a long history of providing such services

Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a CPA employed in business and industry. Nominees must:

  • be employed in business and industry
  • have been instrumental in the success of the nominee's employer, or have made a notable entrepreneurial achievement

Outstanding CPA in Public Practice Award

This award recognizes the outstanding achievements of a CPA employed in public practice. Nominees must:

  • be employed in public practice
  • contribute to the growth and success of the his/her firm
  • have an interest in providing emerging CPA services to clientele

Outstanding Educator Award

This award recognizes an accounting educator who has made significant contributions to accounting education and to the CPA profession. Nominees must:

  • be either a full-time or recently retired accounting professor at an Indiana college or university
  • provide excellence in classroom teaching and student motivation
  • contribute to the CPA profession through active involvement in professional activities

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