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Society Awards 2023: Call for Nominations

By:
Keith Lazarus, NYSSCPA Manager, Committees and Technical Resources
Published Date:
Nov 18, 2022

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. Eight awards will be presented in 2023 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.

The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Champion Award 
Recognizes an NYSSCPA individual member who demonstrates a commitment to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. The award celebrates members who work to ensure that the NYSSCPA and the profession are positioned to attract, retain and advance all current and aspiring professionals; and who believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive profession is one that better reflects and is better able to serve a global public of many varying perspectives and cultures.  

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.

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.

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

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.

Outstanding CPA in Public Practice Award
Highlights outstanding service and professional development in public practice. This award recognizes public practice CPAs who have made significant contributions to their firms and the profession by creating value, leading by example, championing new solutions, inspiring others and promoting the CPA as the premier professional designation in accountancy.



Nominations
This nomination 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.

The nomination form can be found on the Society’s website at nysscpa.org/awards23.

All completed nomination packages should be emailed to Keith Lazarus at klazarus@nysscpa.org by Jan. 31, 2023. 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 annual meeting, tentatively scheduled in May 2023. The Awards Committee will notify the winners and their nominators so that they can make arrangements to be present at the event.

Questions
For more information, please contact Keith Lazarus at 212-719-8378, 800-697-7272 or klazarus@nysscpa.org.

 

 

 

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