Institute Announces Exam Award Winners


The AICPA named the winners of the Elijah Watt Sells awards for the November 1998 Uniform CPA Examination.

Cynthia Faye Veinot won the gold medal by earning the highest score on the November exam. Veinot, who works for Deloitte & Touche LLP, is certified as both a Chartered Accountant and a Certified Management Accountant. She is a graduate of the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.

Charles A.P.N. Carslaw of Reno, Nevada, won the silver medal, and Christopher D.H. Stauffer of Galva, Kansas, won the bronze.

The AICPA presents the Elijah Watt Sells awards twice each year to CPA candidates who have the highest combined grades on the four-section, two-day exam. The award was created to honor Elijah Watt Sells (1858–1924), a founding partner of Haskins & Sells (a predecessor to Deloitte & Touche) and was first presented in 1923.

NEWS

IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

PODCAST

Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.