The Illinois CPA Modern society (ICPAS) has introduced the winners of its 2020 Females to Watch Awards.The awards are offered in partnership with the ICPAS Women’s Committee and Association of Global Licensed Specialists Accountants.
Each individual year, the Girls to Check out Awards are introduced in two classes, Experienced Chief and Emerging Chief, to understand exceptional gals who are committed to earning major contributions to the CPA career, their businesses, and to the increased progress of ladies as leaders in the business entire world.
“It’s an honor and privilege to recognize the inspiring actions and achievements of these remarkable girls,” states Todd Shapiro, ICPAS president and CEO. “We are privileged to have these types of devoted leaders striving to improve gender equality in the CPA profession and paving the way for upcoming generations of women of all ages in accounting and finance.”
The adhering to honorees will be formally acknowledged at ICPAS’ Management Recognition and Awards Celebration on Sept. 17, 2020 and will be showcased guests at ICPAS’ Women’s Management Discussion board on Oct. 23, 2020—both occasions will be held virtually this year.
Professional Leader Award
To honor the seasoned gurus positively impacting the accounting and finance occupation, the Knowledgeable Chief Award acknowledges gals dedicated to mentoring other professionals, earning important and/or unique contributions to the job, having leadership in place of work advancement, keeping included in group assistance and/or experienced organizations, and authoring skilled articles or blog posts and/or speaking at engagements. This year’s winner is:
- Carol M. Jessup, Ph.D., MBA, CPA, CFE – Jessup is a professor of accountancy and accounting section chair at the University of Illinois Springfield the place she largely teaches auditing and governmental and nonprofit accounting. Her analysis pursuits incorporate fraud and on line finding out, and she has also composed issues for the Uniform CPA Test. In addition to her academic positions, Jessup serves on the Local community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln’s audit committee, is the editor-in-main of The North American Accounting Studies investigation journal, and chairs the editorial board for the Journal of Authorities Financial Management of the Association of Federal government Accountants. Jessup is also a frequent speaker and lecturer at national, regional, and state conferences. Previously, Jessup held numerous positions in state and community govt, served on the crew that applied GAAP in Illinois, and provided expert witness testimony in utility regulatory proceedings. Jessup gained her Ph.D. in business administration from Saint Louis College and her master’s and bachelor’s degrees in accounting from the former Sangamon Point out University, which is now section of the College of Illinois process. She is a licensed CPA in Illinois and a Accredited Fraud Examiner.
Rising Leader Award
Bestowed on experts beneath the age of 40 and with considerably less than 15 many years of working experience in the accounting and finance profession, the Rising Chief Award acknowledges women of all ages demonstrating outstanding management, contributions to the career, development and implementation of one of a kind initiatives in the workplace, involvement in local community company and/or qualified companies, and involvement with their Alma Mater or large university or college or university-level finance and accounting pupils. This year’s winners are:
- Lauren Bruce, CPA, CIA – Bruce is a senior manager at Grant Thornton LLP with 13 decades of internal audit and business possibility consulting working experience. She has gained achievements overseeing Sarbanes-Oxley 404 compliance and internal audit plans that give successful risk administration for organizations, which include acquiring and deploying new methodology and facts analytics initiatives throughout the organization. Bruce also potential customers the Gals at Grant Thornton Business Useful resource Group for the Chicago workplace and is passionate about advancing females in the accounting profession. As element of her position, she serves as a mentor to females throughout Grant Thornton, which includes to new mothers returning to perform and individuals wanting to advance their occupations in inner audit. Bruce also serves as the treasurer for the Institute of Inside Auditors’ Northwest Metro Chicago Chapter. Previously, she was an inner audit supervisor at TransUnion. She is a licensed CPA in Illinois and a Accredited Internal Auditor.
- Hollis A. Hanson-Pollock, CPA – Hanson-Pollock is an associate observe fellow with the Governmental Accounting Expectations Board (GASB) in Connecticut, main the undertaking on substitute of interbank made available costs, which is intended to suggest steerage to deal with relevant accounting and economical reporting implications. She also is now operating on GASB jobs linked to revenue and expenditure recognition and other pre-agenda exploration. Previously, she labored on Statement No. 92, Omnibus 2020, and the implementation guidebook for Statement No. 87, Leases. Exterior of her two-calendar year GASB fellowship, Hanson-Pollock is an audit manager at Crowe LLP in Oak Brook, Unwell. wherever she provides audit and consulting services to municipalities, neighborhood schools, college districts, and transportation businesses. Hanson-Pollock received her bachelor’s diploma in accounting from Iowa’s Wartburg School. She is a licensed CPA in Illinois.