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MAF Scholarships, Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners, ACA Update and more

by MICPA | Apr 19, 2016   ()

Michigan Accountancy Foundation Awards 21 Scholarships
Thanks to the profession’s generous support of the Michigan Accountancy Foundation, Fifth/Graduate Year Scholarships were awarded recently to 21 top-notch candidates from 11 different Michigan schools. Each scholarship is $3,000 and will help the student complete the education requirements to become a Michigan CPA. Since the program began, $1,141,000 has been given in scholarships to 336 students. Congratulations to this year’s recipients:

Aquinas College – Darcee Veldhouse

Baker College – Kelly Hewitt

Central Michigan University – Blake Dagenais

Eastern Michigan University – Sabrena Carter, Dylan Mulder

Grand Valley State University – Gregory Binder, Reed Taylor

Michigan State University ­– Abigail Andrews, Crystal Kromberg, Courtney March, Rachel Swartz, Alexandra Tisdale, Derek Veltema, Nicholas West, Joslyn Wilcox

Northwood University – Alexis Foster

Oakland University – Daniel Dorsey, Mary Sheena

University of Michigan-Flint – Jawan Simpson

Walsh College – Jelani Nantamu

Wayne State University – Mrudhula Tankasala

2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners
The 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners were announced last week. A total of 75 candidates, out of nearly 94,000, qualified for the prestigious award. We’re proud that Michigan has five winners. READ MORE

Michigan Receives A+ for Spending Transparency
Michigan’s efforts to make its spending more transparent have been recognized, as the state is only one of five to receive an A+ in the ‘Following the Money 2016’ report. READ MORE

Voting Begins This Week on AICPA Proposal
This week, AICPA members began receiving their electronic ballots to vote on the proposal to create a new accounting association with The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) that would advance the entire accounting profession while preserving the existing AICPA and CIMA membership bodies. READ MORE

ACA Update
Are clients having tax issues with the ACA Premium Tax Credit? These links may provide the answers you need:

PCAOB Proposes Strengthening Rules for Auditors' Supervision of Other Auditors
The Journal of Accountancy explores how the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board's standards for a lead auditor's supervision of other auditors would be strengthened under a proposal the board recently voted to issue. READ MORE

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