Awards Programs

  • Expanding Knowledge
  • Sharing Experiences
  • Achiving Through Collaboration
  • Influencing Leadership
  • Envisioning Possibilities

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

2021 National Practice Management Conference at ENGAGE
July 27 - 29, 2021

2021 National Practice Management Conference at ENGAGE

What’s on the horizon for the profession? That’s the multimillion-dollar question, and it’s one that our thought leaders think about nonstop. Tap into their answers, insights and forecast during the CPAFMA National Practice Management Conference. You will learn precise next steps to push your business forward and emerge as an indispensable part of your firm’s practice management. Your advantage during our collaboration with the AICPA ENGAGE: In-depth coverage of firm managers’ top challenges; Take-home deliverables that make your time worthwhile; and Conversations with fellow CPAFMA members and accounting firm management peers.

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How Realization Can Be a False-Positive
April 28, 2021

How Realization Can Be a False-Positive

Trending thought leaders today dismiss realization as something non-important, yet so many firms still use the metric as central to their firm's management and compensation. In this 60-minute MAPCast led by a nationally recognized consultant, Guy Gage of PartnersCoach and Alan Alexander, Chief Operating Officer of Jackson Thornton, participants will hear about an approach that uses realization differently. Instead of it being a measure of ...

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Technology Series with Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM
April 29 - July 30, 2021

Technology Series with Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM

SAVE THESE DATES: 4/29/2021- 7/30/2021 The age of technology in accounting has truly arrived and impacts every aspect of an accounting firm. Don't miss this Technology Series that will include SIX educational 60-minute sessions presented by Roman Kepczyk, CPA.CITP, CGMA, PAFM, Director of Firm Technology Strategy with Right Networks. Topics include Your Tax Season Debrief, Strategic Technology Outlook, Remote Work / Collaboration, CAAS Transformation, IT Considerations in M&A, and an Annual Security Update.

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