The American Institute of CPAs presented awards to 10 budding CPAs who achieved the highest cumulative scores last year on the four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.

The CPA candidates who won the 2006 Elijah Watt Sells Awards had to complete testing during the previous calendar year and pass each exam section on their first attempt.

The award winners were Irene Altman of KPMG, Jeffrey P. Barrows of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Jonathan Patrick Booth of KPMG, Lina Ginan Dimachkieh of Harvard Law School, Robert W. Hybiak of Deloitte & Touche, Jason B. Jiskoot of Pella Corp., Keith A. Piwko and Kurt B. Piwko of Plante & Moran, Svetlana Rodinskaya of Ernst & Young, and Wendee Mariko Shinsato of the Defense Contract Audit Agency.

The Elijah Watt Sells Awards were created in 1923 to honor one of the country’s first CPAs.


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