Awards Programs

Education and Knowledge

The CPA Firm Management Association leads CPA firm management by not only empowering CPA firms to thrive but individual professionals as well. The Association’s awards programs provide opportunities for recognition by CPA firm leaders and the accounting profession while building awareness of the dedication of CPAFMA members and their service to their respective firms, the profession and the Association.

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Applications Accepted:
Beginning July 1

The CPAFMA Firm Manager of the Year award is presented by the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA) and has been awarded to some of North America’s most experienced and respected firm management professionals since its inception in 1989.

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Applications Accepted:
Beginning July 1

The CPAFMA Emerging Leader of the Year Award honors an individual who demonstrates a dedication to the CPA firm management profession through strong leadership, teamwork, and integrity, while continually developing their knowledge and experience, necessary in this ever-changing business.

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Service Awards are presented to individuals for those who have made an outstanding contribution to CPAFMA and the profession and have served as a resource and example to CPAFMA members. The award is awarded at the discretion of the board of directors and can be awarded to one or more individuals but does not have to be awarded each year.

Upcoming Events

Michigan Chapter: Cybersecurity Update
November 7, 2023

Michigan Chapter: Cybersecurity Update

Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM is Director of Firm Technology Strategy for Right Networks and partners exclusively with accounting firms on production automation, application optimization and practice transformation. He has been consistently listed as one of INSIDE Public Accounting’s Most Recommended Consultants, Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People, and CPA Practice Advisor’s Top Thought ...

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Join CPAFMA at Connections 2024 in Savannah, GA!
June 18 - 21, 2024

Join CPAFMA at Connections 2024 in Savannah, GA!

CPAFMA is hosting our standalone conference from June 18-21, 2024 in Savannah, Georgia.  Our Education Committee is hard at work planning a conference you won’t want to miss!  Who should attend??  Firm Managers, Director of Operations, HR Directors, COOs, and Partners.

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2023 Technology MAPCast Series
April 25 - December 19, 2023

2023 Technology MAPCast Series

The accounting profession is quickly transforming due to technological innovation. However, this shift requires both accountants and firm managers to acquire new skill sets. The 2023 Technology Series will include FOUR educational sessions presented by Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM, and will explore topics essential to optimizing your firm's productivity and efficiency. Topics include: Tax Season Debrief, Lean Firm, Security Update, and IT Update. 

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