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Nearly 60 new CPAs honored at MNCPA’s Spring CPA Recognition Dinner

MINNEAPOLIS (May 30, 2019) — The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants (MNCPA) honored nearly 60 recently certified CPAs at its annual Spring CPA Recognition Dinner.

The MNCPA’s Recognition Dinners — held in the spring and fall — are premier events that recognize the hard work and dedication it takes to become a certified public accountant. To become certified, candidates must pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, complete the self-study ethics examination and meet certain education and experience requirements before applying for the CPA certificate through the Minnesota Board of Accountancy. The Spring CPA Recognition Dinner celebrates new CPAs initially certified between October 2018 and April 2019.

This year, Matthew Sorensen, a graduate of the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities with a B.S.B. in Accounting and Finance, and Kyle Sassenberg, a graduate from Gustavus Adolphus College with a B.A. in Public Accounting, were recognized during the program as Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients. The Elijah Watt Sells Award was established in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA examination. It is awarded to CPA candidates who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the exam, and who passed each exam section on their first attempt in one calendar year. Sorensen is a tax associate with KPMG LLP in Minneapolis. Sassenberg is a tax associate with Olsen Thielen & Co., Ltd.

The MNCPA's Fall Recognition Dinner is scheduled for Oct. 24, 2019, at the Metropolitan Ballroom in Golden Valley.

The Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants serves the public interest by advancing the highest standards of ethics and practices within the CPA profession. The MNCPA delivers on that promise by offering extensive continuing professional education and resources; advocating for members and the public with regulatory agencies and boards; and mentoring and encouraging the CPAs and business leaders of tomorrow. Founded in 1904, the MNCPA has 8,500 members who work in public accounting, business and industry, government and education.

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