AICPA names 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients

The American Institute of CPAs announced on Thursday the 110 winners of the 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award.

The award recognizes those who scored a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and have completed all their testing in 2018. Some 86,000 individuals sat for the CPA Exam in 2018.

“Winning the Sells Award is an extremely impressive accomplishment for any CPA candidate,” stated Mike Decker, American Institute of CPAs vice president of examinations. “The CPA Exam is a rigorous assessment and these candidates are commended for an exceptional performance that very few individuals achieve.”

Founded in 1923, the Elijah Watt Sells Award program annually recognizes those with top CPA Exam scores. Sells was one of the first CPAs in the U.S., and was key to the founding of the AICPA as well as education programs within the profession.

AICPA building in Durham, N.C.

For the full list of 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners, head to the AICPA's site here.

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