Young CPAs honored with Standing Ovation in FVS


Thirty-two young CPAs have received the first annual Standing Ovation recognition in the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation.

The Standing Ovation program, which launched last year, recognizes the best CPAs under age 40 in various specialty credential areas. In the FVS specialty area, nominees must have maintained an active CPA license, been an AICPA member in good standing, and held the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and/or the Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential.

The 2015 FVS Standing Ovation recipients are:

Jamila Abston, SEC, Atlanta

Travis Armstrong, Hemming Morse LLP, San Francisco

Tim Bryan, Crowe Horwath LLP, Sacramento, Calif.

Jeffrey Buchakjian, EisnerAmper, Philadelphia

Brian Chmiel, Crowe Horwath LLP, Chicago

Anna Maria Cicirello, KPMG LLP, Toronto

Jonathan Couchman, Veris Consulting Inc., Reston, Va.

Timothy Cowley, Puckett, Clement and Schellenberg PC, Troy, Mich.

Randie Dial, CliftonLarsonAllen, Indianapolis

Michael Fahlman, Berkeley Research Group, Phoenix

Nathan Fan, Hemming Morse LLP, Los Angeles

Rachel Flaskey, Baker Tilly, Minneapolis

Carleen Gaskin, WithumSmith+Brown PC, Paramus, N.J.

Luke Houston, Rocky Mountain Advisory, Salt Lake City

Robert King Jr., The Koerber Co. PA, Hattiesburg, Miss.

David Kirk, Baker Tilly, Dallas

Adam Lang, Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Miami

Ethan Lee, Pacific Business Valuation, Honolulu

Nicole Lyons, WithumSmith+Brown PC, Princeton, N.J.

Jason MacMorran, Postlethwaite & Netterville, Baton Rouge, La.

Shaun Maloney, EisnerAmper, Iselin, N.J.

Robert Mundy, Pershing Yoakley & Associates, Atlanta

Philip Nathan, FTI Consulting, Washington

Natasha Novikov, FBI, Maitland, Fla.

Jennifer Prager, Morones Analytics LLC, Portland, Ore.

Jack Schwager, FTI Consulting, Chicago

Amanda Sexton, Albrecht, Viggiano, Zureck and Co., Hauppauge, N.Y.

Tatyana Shtyrkova, Hemming Morse LLP, San Francisco

Sameera Totagamuwa, CliftonLarson-Allen, West Des Moines, Iowa

Paul Weisinger, Walthall CPAs, Cleveland

Nicole Wells, FTI Consulting, Chicago

Jason Woon, KPMG LLP, Seattle

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