Ethan Lee was one of 32 CPAs age 40 and under honored by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) for their contributions to the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation with the first annual Standing Ovation award, which recognizes the best young CPAs throughout the nation in various specialty credential areas. Ethan was honored at the AICPA’s Forensic & Valuation Services (FVS) Conference in Las Vegas in early November.
The Standing Ovation program which launched this year, recognizes young CPAs who exhibit outstanding professional achievement in specialization areas. Requirements for nomination for the Standing Ovation program in the FVS specialty area include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing and holding the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and/or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential. Nominees must also be 40 years old or younger.
“The AICPA created the Standing Ovation program to recognize the rising stars who have gone above and beyond in the specialty areas,” said Jeannette Koger, CPA, CGMA, AICPA’s vice president of member specialization and credentialing. “These accomplished young professionals in the areas of forensic accounting and business valuation are well on their way to becoming leaders in our profession.”
In addition to receiving the 2015 Standing Ovation award, Ethan was appointed to serve on the FVS Executive Committee which is the AICPA’s national standard-setting body for the FVS specialty area.