AICPA honors two with Special Recognition Award

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The American Institute of CPAs announced on Tuesday that it has honored Gerard “Jerry” Schreiber Jr., a partner with Schreiber & Schreiber in Metairie, Louisiana, and John “Jack” Dailey Jr., a retired partner and consultant for Bowman & Company in New Jersey, with its Special Recognition Award, which highlights professionals who have demonstrated significant "influence, commitment and length of service to the CPA profession."

Since its inception in 1999, the Special Recognition Award has honored professionals who have committed themselves to the success of a particular CPA project or subject matter. Schreiber received his award at the Society of Louisiana CPAs’ Leadership Conference in New Orleans on June 21, and Dailey received his award at the NJCPA’s Annual Convention on June 14.

Schreiber was recognized for his career in disaster tax relief with CPAs and state CPA societies. A Louisiana resident, Schreiber has utilized his knowledge of individual income taxation and disaster relief provisions with CPAs across the United States throughout his career. Schreiber has previously appeared on the IRS’ Tax Talk Today, the IRS Nationwide Tax Forums and authored continuing education courses on subjects such as individual income taxes, IRS practice and procedure, and the ramifications of Hurricane Katrina, among others. Schreiber previously received the Arthur J. Dixon Memorial Award in 2018, the highest honor bestowed by the accounting profession in taxation.

Dailey has spent much of his career leading the New Jersey Society of CPAs' New Jersey Law and Ethics course, created in the wake of the Enron and Worldcom scandals. Dailey has also made significant contributions to the NJCPA Scholarship Fund, which helps more minorities and women enter the CPA profession. Dailey previously served as the NJCPA president, vice president, treasurer and as a member of its Board of Trustees. He also received the NJCPA’s 2009-10 Distinguished Service Award and served on the AICPA's Governing Council from 2001 to 2008.

“Jerry and Jack exemplify the term ‘servant leader’ and we are thankful for their commitment to the profession,” stated Barry Melancon, president and CEO of the AICPA. “When Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana, Jerry did not hesitate to help his fellow CPAs by sharing news and FAQs from the IRS and working with the AICPA to address catastrophe-related questions. He did this while displaced from his home and office and as he assisted his clients. Jerry’s ongoing passion, expertise and commitment to teaching others has made a significant difference in how CPAs manage disasters.”

“Jack has been instrumental in helping strengthen the diversity and ethical leadership of the CPA profession," Melancon added. "Through his involvement in the NJCPA’s Law and Ethics course, Jack has provided financial and other support to the society’s Scholarship Fund, which has helped more than 2,000 New Jersey students over the past 60 years. Jack has also tirelessly contributed as a NJCPA volunteer leader, a member of the AICPA Governing Council and the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee.”

For more on the Special Recognition Award, head to the AICPA's site here.

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