WICPA Excellence Awards Descriptions
Accounting Educator Award
This award recognizes an accounting or business educator for their contributions in academia and the accounting profession. The nominee will have demonstrated innovative techniques in teaching and motivating students.
Accounting Student Award
This award recognizes a college accounting student for their commitment to success in the accounting field. The nominee will have demonstrated leadership skills, involvement in an accounting or business club and contributions to the community.
Business & Management Award
This award recognizes an individual working in business and industry. The nominee will have demonstrated blending information technology, financial decision making and progressive management techniques that has helped a business move forward.
Community Service Award - Company or Firm
This award recognizes a company or firm for their community service contributions at the local, regional or state level. The nominee will have initiated or increased their community service activities and reinforced the profession's reputation for commitment to public good.
Community Service Award - Individual
This award recognizes an individual for their dedication and commitment to community service activities at the local, regional or state level. The nominee will have demonstrated leadership and positively impacted the community.
CPA in Public Accounting Award
This award recognizes an individual working in public practice. The nominee will have demonstrated significant achievements that have contributed to the success and growth of a firm.
Distinguished Career Award
This award recognizes an individual for their outstanding achievements and efforts throughout their career. The nominee will have demonstrated exemplary leadership and ongoing commitment of service to advance the accounting profession, the WICPA and the community.
Diversity & Inclusion Impact Award
This award recognizes an individual who champions diversity and inclusiveness in the accounting profession. The nominee will have demonstrated impactful contributions through company or firm initiatives, engagement in mentoring or coaching programs or promoted diversity initiatives through other organizations.
Women to Watch Award
This award recognizes a female accounting professional. The nominee will have demonstrated superior leadership, improvements in the workplace, significant contributions to the profession and mentorship of other professionals.
Young Professional Award
This award recognizes an individual 35 and under who serves as an emerging and dynamic leader in the accounting profession. The nominee will have demonstrated involvement within the community, has been engaged in one or more professional organizations and has served as an example for others entering the profession.
IMPORTANT: Nomination deadline for the 2018 Excellence Awards is Friday, Nov. 10, 2017.
In addition to the eligibility requirements noted in an award's description, nominees must also be a member of the WICPA and active in their profession, academia or have been retired less than one year prior to the application deadline.
2018 Member Recognition Banquet & Annual Business Meeting
Thursday, May 10
Contact Jessica Murphy with questions, or call 262-785-0445 ext. 4502.