Audit Committee Article Ranks First


AICPA President and CEO Barry C. Melancon presented the Journal of Accountancy’s 2003 Lawler Award for best article of the year to Stephen A. Scarpati, CPA for “CPAs as Audit Committee Members” (Sep.03, page 32; www.aicpa.org/pubs/jofa/sep2003/scarpati.htm ). In his article Scarpati, president of 180 Management LLC in New York, explained how CPAs can prepare themselves for audit committee service. Each year, the JofA’s editorial advisers choose a winning article, which earns its author $500 and a commemorative plaque. The award is named after John L. Lawler, a former JofA editor and AICPA senior vice-president.

The AICPA Academic and Career Development team created a new reference brochure, Directory of Education and Recruitment Programs, that describes the Institute’s programs and services for students and educators. Free copies are available from Jodi Ryan at jryan@aicpa.org .

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