Harold Monk Jr. received the American Institute of CPAs’ 2010 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service here during the last day of Fall Meeting of Council.

The gold medal is the highest award granted by the AICPA and is given to individuals who have made major contributions to the CPA profession. Kathy Eddy, a member of the awards committee, presented the award.

Monk is a partner with Carr Riggs & Ingram in Gainesville, Fla. He has served as a member of the Institute’s governing board and its board of directors. He was chairman of the Auditing Standards Board and the Private Companies Practice Section Executive Committee and president of the Accounting Research Association.

“When Barry called me that the Awards Committee had selected me for this great honor I was dumbfounded,” Monk said. “I was humbled and honored and I still am.”

Monk has also served on the Florida Institute of CPAs’ board of governors and has taught as an adjunct faculty member of the University of Florida’s School of Accounting. He has been recognized by the AICPA as one of the top 20 instructors of accounting and auditing.

He has also been named one of Accounting Today’s Top 100 Most Influential People for four consecutive years.

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