School of Business grads recognized with Elijah Watt Sells national accounting award

4.20.2020 Accounting, Awards, M.S. in Accounting, Reynolda Campus, School News

Madison Hoff  (BS ’18 and MSA ’19) and Carolyn Burns (BS ’18 and MSA ’19) have earned the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award, which was presented by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA). To earn this accolade, test takers must earn a cumulative average score above 95.5 across all four sections of the exam, pass all four sections on their first attempt, and complete all four sections within a calendar year.

This is the eighth consecutive year the award has been received the School of Business alumni, and the second time two alumni have received the award in the same year.

The AICPA established the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 1923. Sells, one of the first CPAs in the United States, was active in establishing the group and played a key role in advancing the profession.