NCACPA annually recognizes members for their outstanding contributions to the accounting profession, the Association, and the community. Award recipients are nominated by their peers and recognized at the association’s Recognition Dinner each spring.

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CPA Pinnacle Award

Regarded as the highest honor bestowed by NCACPA, this award recognizes an individual who has profoundly and significantly influenced the Association and/or the CPA profession.

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Deadline: March 1, 2018


Outstanding Educator Award

NCACPA established the Outstanding Educator Award to recognize a member’s outstanding performance and/or contributions to the field of accounting education. The NC CPA Foundation will award $1,000 to the winning educator’s academic department, in the name of the winning educator, as a one-time scholarship to a deserving student or students selected by the department. The member selected to receive the award is also eligible for consideration for the AICPA’s award, provided the nominee is an AICPA member.

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Deadline: March 1, 2018


Outstanding Member in Business & Industry Award

NCACPA established the Outstanding Member in Business & Industry Award to recognize a member for outstanding achievement in this area and to promote the CPA designation as the premier professional credential in financial management. The member selected will also be recognized at the Members in Business & Industry Fall Conference. The member will be NCACPA’s nominee for the AICPA’s Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award competition.

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Deadline: March 1, 2018


Outstanding Member in Government Award

NCACPA established the Outstanding Member in Government Award to recognize a member for outstanding service and leadership within governmental accounting. The individual selected will also be recognized at the Local Government Conference. The member selected to receive the award is also eligible for consideration for the AICPA’s award, provided the nominee is an AICPA member.

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Deadline: March 1, 2018


Distinguished Public Service Award

This award recognizes an NCACPA member who actively participates in, and makes substantial service contributions to, a broad scope of charitable and civic activities. The award is based on outstanding charitable, community, civic, and/or other public service activities. Professional services related to accounting organizations or the CPA profession are not considered in determining the award winner.

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Deadline: March 1, 2018


Women to Watch Awards

NCACPA, in partnership with the AICPA and its Women’s Initiative Committee, is looking for female CPAs who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that have enabled them to become leaders in the profession. Individuals may submit more than one nomination (separate forms, please) and may also nominate themselves.

To submit a nomination, fill out the form linked below and provide supporting evidence of the nominee’s contributions to the profession and her community. Specific criteria should be reviewed before submitting a nomination. Documentation should include a letter describing why the nominee should be considered. In addition, a résumé and letters of support are not required, but strongly recommended. Please note: Award recipients must be members of both NCACPA and AICPA.

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Deadline: The 2017 award deadline has passed. We will be accepting nominations for the 2018 awards soon!