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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IT Considerations in M&A
July 8, 2021

IT Considerations in M&A

Are you looking at a merge? How does your firm look? Information technology impacts every aspect of accounting firm production yet is often an afterthought when considering a merger or acquisition. Roman will share real-world examples of successful and unsuccessful merger integrations including “gotcha” spoilers that could have easily been avoided. 

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Michigan Chapter Meeting: Social Media Best Practices
July 15, 2021

Michigan Chapter Meeting: Social Media Best Practices

Please join us for the Michigan Chapter's first in-person meeting in over a year, Social Media Best Practices! The meeting will feature social media expert and CEO of Digital Mitten, Jeff DeHaven, as the guest speaker. Participants will learn how to effectively utilize social media platforms, and get to enjoy a delicious grilled lunch, drinks, and appetizers after the event. About the Speaker: Jeff's passion for digital marketing began right ...

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