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

Making M&A Easier - Broadening and Accelerating the Role of the Firm Manager in M&A Series
July 12 - August 23, 2022

Making M&A Easier - Broadening and Accelerating the Role of the Firm Manager in M&A Series

In this three-session series, learn about a preferred method in getting firm managers involved early in negotiations and discover ways firm they can balance M&A with their daily responsibilities.

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What Does the 2024 Exam Evolution Mean to Me?
August 30, 2022

What Does the 2024 Exam Evolution Mean to Me?

This 60-minute MAPCast will arm participants with tips and best practices that can be brought into their firms to better support a flexible workforce along with the knowledge and understanding of what the CPA exam in 2024 will look like and offer.

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Ohio Chapter Meeting: Sensitivity and Harassment in the Workplace Featuring Jeff Patter
September 16, 2022

Ohio Chapter Meeting: Sensitivity and Harassment in the Workplace Featuring Jeff Patter

This meeting will include an interactive and educational presentation regarding “Sensitivity and Harassment in the Workplace” and an open forum for Q & A regarding attendees’ HR issues and matters featuring guest speaker Jeff Patter! Lunch is included and free for all attendees! The schedule at a glance:  9:30 am - 10:00 am - Networking/Continental Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speaker Presentation (2 Hours ...

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