Society Awards 2020: Call for Nominations

Keith Lazarus
Published Date:
Oct 22, 2019
Certified public accountants throughout New York state give generously of their free time to better their profession and to assist with community causes and projects in the public interest. The NYSSCPA recognizes these volunteer and professional commitments through an awards program designed to highlight outstanding service and to recognize professional development. The following awards are presented each year to qualified CPAs who are Society members:

Arthur J. Dixon Public Service Award

Recognizes CPAs who have a demonstrated history of public service and volunteerism for a charitable, community or civic organization. This award celebrates the quality of, and dedication to, philanthropic service and the CPA’s overall contribution to building and fostering community.

NYSSCPA Distinguished Service Award

Salutes CPA members who have distinguished themselves as Society leaders through model service within the NYSSCPA and the profession. The award celebrates those who have demonstrated outstanding dedication to and have made a remarkable impact upon the Society and the profession through endeavors such as inspirational service in leadership positions in the NYSSCPA, the development of future leaders of the Society and the profession, educational or publication efforts, public service and other activities.

Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award

Pays tribute to the outstanding contribution by CPAs who have dedicated their life’s work to accounting education. These individuals have demonstrated a passion for and commitment to the profession by providing an educational foundation for future generations of CPAs. This award acknowledges excellence in teaching and a contribution to and promotion of the accounting profession.

Outstanding CPA in Government Award

Applauds outstanding service by CPAs who have dedicated their professional careers to government assignments. As public servants, these CPAs have distinguished themselves by their exemplary contribution to the increased effectiveness of their government organization or agency, as well as by creating value, leading by example, championing new solutions, inspiring others and promoting the CPA as the premier professional designation in government.

Outstanding CPA in Industry Award

Commends outstanding service and professional development in industry. This award recognizes industry CPAs who have made significant contributions to their business or industry by creating value, leading by example, championing new solutions, inspiring others and promoting the CPA as the benchmark of professional designations in industry.


This form can be used to nominate a CPA Society member for any of the above awards. Please indicate on the form the award you are nominating an individual for. A separate sheet should be attached to adequately highlight the qualifications and contributions of the nominee, particularly as they pertain to the specific award. An effective nomination should be complete and sufficiently detailed. Individuals cannot nominate themselves.

Nomination forms can be found here.

All completed nomination packages should be postmarked or delivered to the NYSSCPA, 14 Wall Street, 19th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10005, Attn: Keith Lazarus, by Jan. 24, 2020. For the Arthur J. Dixon Public Service Award only, highlight the nominee’s contribution to the community.

Award winners will be announced at the Society's Evening of Celebration with Edward L. Arcara in May 2020. The Awards Committee will notify the winners and their nominators so that they can make arrangements to be present at the dinner.


For more information, please contact Keith Lazarus at 212-719-8378, 800-697-7272 or

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