NEBRASKA SOCIETY OF
Certified Public Accountants
SERVING NEBRASKA AND ITS CPAS SINCE 1928
Descriptions of Awards Given by the Nebraska Society of CPAs
Public Service Award
The purpose of the Public Service Award is to recognize Nebraska CPAs who have performed outstanding public service in their communities. To be eligible for the Public Service Award, the nominee must be a CPA, be a member of the Nebraska Society of CPAs, and be in good standing with the profession. Some examples of public service that the selection committee will consider are:
  • Participation in community, charitable, or other civic activities on an ongoing basis.

  • Participation in and responsibility for a public service project which had a significant impact on the community.

  • Service in a notable volunteer capacity in government at the local, state or national level.

  • Other volunteer service to individuals or organizations.

Distinguished Service to the Profession Award
The purpose of the Distinguished Service to the Profession Award is to recognize Nebraska CPAs who have demonstrated during their career a commitment to the accounting profession locally, nationally or internationally. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be a CPA, be a member of the Nebraska Society, and be in good standing with the profession. The selection committee will consider accomplishments in the following areas:
  • Service to the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, such as serving as an officer, member of the Board of Directors, committee member, legislative key person, or CPE discussion leader.

  • Service to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, such as serving as a member of council, committee member, or speaker.

  • Service to the Nebraska State Board of Public Accountancy, such as serving as a Board member or task force member.

  • Service to other organizations which contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession.

Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
The purpose of the Outstanding Accounting Educator Award is to recognize full-time Nebraska accounting educators for excellence in accounting education. To be eligible for this award, the nominee must be a CPA, be a member of the Nebraska Society, be a full-time accounting educator at a college or university, and be in good standing with the profession. The selection committee will consider the nominee’s accomplishments in the following areas:
  • Excellence in classroom teaching, including endorsements from students, alumni and/or colleagues.

  • Contributions to accounting education, including professional involvement, educational innovations and publications.

  • Service to the Nebraska Society of Certified Public Accountants, such as serving as an officer, member of the Board of Directors, committee member, legislative key person, or CPE discussion leader.

  • Service to other organizations which contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession.

Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award
The purpose of the Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award is to honor Nebraska CPAs who have made a significant contribution to the growth and success of their employers or who have made a notable entrepreneurial achievement. In addition, the award recognizes those CPAs working in business, industry or government who have distinguished themselves by having made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the accounting profession. To be eligible for the Outstanding CPA in Business and Industry Award, the nominee must be a CPA employed in business, industry or government and a current or former member of the Nebraska Society of CPAs. The selection committee will consider the nominee's involvement in the following areas:
  • Significant contributions to the growth and success of his or her employer.

  • Notable entrepreneurial achievement.

  • Service to organizations at the local, state and national level which contribute to the overall strength of the accounting profession.

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