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Press Release

Monroe CPA Tracey J. Niemotko Honored with NYSSCPA Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award

Lois Whitehead, Public Relations Manager
Published Date:
Mar 26, 2012

New York, NY, March 26, 2012 -- The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) has announced the selection of Tracey J. Niemotko, JD, CPA, CFE, of Monroe, for its Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award.

This award highlights outstanding service and professional development in education and is designed to recognize accounting educators for distinguished service and excellence in teaching and for contributing to and promoting the accounting profession. Niemotko, an associate professor of accounting at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, has taught accounting for more than 25 years. She will receive this award at the NYSSCPA’s Annual Dinner and Election Meeting on May 10 in New York City.  
Niemotko, a NYSSCPA member since 1991, is currently president-elect of the NYSSCPA Mid Hudson Chapter. She earned her undergraduate degree in accounting at Fordham University and her law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. She holds licenses as an attorney-at-law, certified public accountant, and certified fraud examiner.
“I am honored and appreciative to receive this award,” Niemotko said. “I enjoy working in education. I enjoy helping my students prepare for the accounting profession and achieve their professional goals. My students make me shine, especially with their enrollment as associate members of the NYSSCPA. They benefit greatly from the presentations given by the members of the chapter’s Young CPAs Committee. Being involved with the Mid Hudson Chapter allows me to connect with my colleagues – local CPAs – who help me bridge the gap between the professional and academic world.”  
In nominating her for this award, Mid Hudson Chapter President Elect William F. Berardi said, “Tracey Niemotko has successfully fulfilled the mission of our society by cultivating, promoting and disseminating information concerning CPAs while maintaining the high standards of integrity, honor and character and continually furnishing information to our members and the general public regarding accountancy. She has also been a recognized advocate for recruitment and retention of members as well as being a model for public trust and professional competency.”
She is a member of the COAP (Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession) Committee for the NYSSCPA Mid Hudson Chapter and helped introduce COAP to Mount Saint Mary College last year. The goal of the COAP program is to increase minority participation in the accounting profession. COAP students may visit college campuses and attend sessions on college life, accounting as a career, financial aid and more. As part of the program, students tour local accounting firms and businesses to see accountants at work.
Niemotko authored the book, Accounting Basics: A Survival Guide for Students, and conducts research in business ethics and international business.
She is scheduled to lecture in Russia at the University of Volgograd’s intercultural exchange in April, where she will be a presenter at the university’s Jubilee celebration on the topic, "Business Ethics, Culture and the Economy.”
About the NYSSCPA
Representing more than 28,000 CPAs, the NYSSCPA was the first state accounting organization in the nation. Incorporated in 1897, the Society is a not-for-profit organization that seeks to establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among certified public accountants.
The New York State Society of CPAs is located at 3 Park Avenue in New York City. To learn more about the Society call 800-633-6320 or visit the Society’s website at