Award recognizes outstanding performance on CPA Exam

Eighty-nine CPA candidates received the 2020 Elijah Watt Sells Award for outstanding performance on the CPA Exam. To qualify for the award, candidates must have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Exam, passed all four sections on their first attempt, and completed testing in 2020. Nearly 75,000 individuals sat for the CPA Exam in 2020.

Established in 1923, the award is named in honor of Sells, one of the first CPAs in the United States, who was active in establishing the AICPA and played a key role in advancing professional education within the profession.

To view a list of the 2020 winners, visit

Where to find June’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 





Better decision-making with data analytics

Data analytics has become a hot topic, but many organizations have not yet managed to understand its potential, let alone put it to work. This report will take a deep-dive on how to best introduce or enhance the use of data in decision-making.