Awards

Every day Nebraska CPAs are performing many unheralded services for their community, for their profession, and for Nebraska.

Each year, the Nebraska Society of CPAs accepts the nomination of members for special awards. Below are the criteria for each of the four awards. Recipients will be selected by a special Awards Selection Committee, approved by the Society Board of Directors, and recognized during the Society’s Annual Meeting in the fall. In addition, the Society’s Foundation will present a scholarship in the name of each recipient to an accounting student attending a Nebraska university or college of the recipient’s choice.

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Public Service Award

The purpose of the Public Service Award is to recognize Nebraska CPAs who have performed outstanding public service in their communities. The nominee must be a CPA, be a member of the Nebraska Society of CPAs, and be in good standing with the profession. Examples of public service may include:

  • Participation in community, charitable, or other civic activities on an ongoing basis;
  • Participation in and responsibility for a public service project that had a significant impact on the community;
  • Service in a notable volunteer capacity in government at the local, state, or national level; or
  • Other volunteer service to individuals or organizations.

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Distinguished Service to the Profession Award

The purpose of the Distinguished Service to the Profession Award is to recognize Nebraska CPAs who have during their career demonstrated a commitment to the accounting profession locally, nationally, or internationally. The nominee must be a CPA, be a member of the Nebraska Society, and be in good standing with the profession. The selection committee will consider accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Service to the Nebraska Society, such as serving as a board or committee member, legislative key person, or CPE discussion leader;
  • Service to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, such as serving as a member of council, committee member, or speaker;
  • Service to the Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy, such as serving as a board member or task force member; or
  • Service to other organizations that contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession.

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Outstanding Accounting Educator Award

The purpose of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award is to recognize full-time Nebraska accounting educators for excellence in accounting education. The nominee must be a CPA, be a member of the Nebraska Society, be a full-time accounting educator at a college or university, and be in good standing with the profession. The selection committee will consider the nominee’s accomplishments in the following areas:

  • Excellence in classroom teaching, including endorsements from students, alumni, and/or colleagues;
  • Contributions to accounting education, including professional involvement, educational innovations, and publications;
  • Service to the Nebraska Society, such as serving as an officer, board or committee member, legislative key person, or CPE discussion leader; or
  • Service to other organizations that contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession.

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Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award

The purpose of the Outstanding CPA in Business & Industry Award is to honor Nebraska CPAs who have made a significant contribution to the growth and success of their employers or a notable entrepreneurial achievement. In addition, the award recognizes those CPAs working in business, industry, or government who have distinguished themselves by having made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the accounting profession. The nominee must be a CPA employed in business, industry, or government, and a current or former member of the Nebraska Society of CPAs. The Selection Committee will consider the nominee's involvement in the following areas:

  • Significant contributions to the growth and success of his or her employer;
  • Notable entrepreneurial achievement; or
  • Service to organizations at the local, state, and national level that contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession.

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