FBI Exec Named Best Government CPA


Grant D. Ashley, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) executive assistant director and CPA, right, accepts the 2005 AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award from William F. Ezzell, a Deloitte & Touche partner and former AICPA chairman, at the Institutes 22nd annual National Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference in Washington, D.C., in August. Ashley, the FBIs highest-ranking CPA, has enhanced its financial management operations, forged a collaborative relationship with the AICPAespecially with respect to financial fraud detection and preventionand increased the bureaus recruitment of CPAs.

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