Annually, the Society presents awards to individuals — a.k.a. real-life "Service Superheroes" — whose contributions to the profession and/or community merit recognition. Do you know an LCPA member who is dedicated to protecting the profession, fighting to make their communities better for everyone, sharing time and exceptional talents whenever needed to do good things? Help us recognize those extraordinary individuals who deserve it the most and expect it the least.
All nominations are due January 31, 2018.
The following awards require the completion of a nomination form specific to its award, reference letters outlining how the candidate(s) meets the award criteria and why the candidate is deserving of the honor, supporting documentation, along with the candidate’s bio/resume.
LCPA Distinguished Public Service Award
The award is the highest honor for public service leadership, impact, involvement and innovation of a Louisiana CPA. The award focuses on community service and not service to the LCPA or profession. This award is selected by the Society’s Communications and Public Relations Committee. A $1,000 donation shall be awarded in honor of the award recipient to the charity of his/her choice.
Distinguished Public Service Award Nomination Form
Send PSA Nominations to Ann Lupo.
AICPA/LCPA Women to Watch Award
Awards are given in two categories, Established Leaders and Emerging Leaders. These awards are selected by the Women’s Initiatives Committee and recognized at the 2018 Women’s Conference in May.
Defined as one who has advanced to a higher level or leadership position within the organization. Titles include, but are not limited to, partner, owner, elected official or appointee, executive, etc.
Defined as a professional who has made significant contributions to the profession and her community, but who has not yet reached the highest levels of advancement.
Women to Watch Award Nomination Form
Send W2W Nominations to Misean Reed.
The following awards require a nomination letter(s) outlining how the candidate(s) meet the award criteria and why he/she is deserving of the honor, along with the candidate’s bio/resume to Laura Murray.
Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry
This is an award presented to an individual, employed in industry, who has contributed significantly to the growth and success of his/her employer organization and contributed significantly to the growth and enhancement of the profession.
Distinguished Achievement in Accounting Education Award
This is a joint AICPA/LCPA award. It is aimed at recognizing outstanding full-time accounting educators, whose professional contributions deserve commendation. Candidates must:
The Departments of Accountancy at Louisiana's colleges and universities will be asked to submit candidates in addition to those received through the Society. Nominations must include comprehensive resume on the candidate's qualifications and additional evidence presented by colleagues, alumni, students and other qualified individuals.
- Distinguish themselves as an outstanding educator in classroom teaching and accounting,
- Establish a record of scholarly research and publication in accounting and
- Demonstrate a record of participation in professional organizations as well as public service activities.
Special Recognition Award
This award is presented to CPAs who have demonstrated outstanding, unselfish service in a special area or field within the CPA profession.
Distinguished Service Award
This award is presented to CPAs who have consistently rendered distinguished service to the Society over a long period of time.
Life Membership Award
This award, subject to board approval, is presented to long-standing CPAs who have serviced the profession in an outstanding way and are in or near retirement.
Awarded to a non-CPA, non-LCPA member for outstanding service that enhances the field of accounting and the CPA profession.