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WOODBRIDGE, NJ October 15, 2015– The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced that Angela Ho, Vice President and Controller of Northfield Bank, was part of the 2015 Leadership Academy graduating class. Angela was part of 37 future leaders of the accounting profession who participated in an intensive four day program in Durham, N.C., which concluded last week.
This year’s class discussed important issues facing the profession and participated in leadership development sessions with some of the profession’s most influential leaders, including AICPA Chair (2014-2015) Tommye Barie, CPA, and Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, the Institute’s president and CEO.
“Leadership Academy is a commitment from the AICPA to develop the next generation of CPAs to lead the profession and ensure that it continues to thrive. This year’s class is an extremely talented and diverse group that will continue to make impressive contributions to the accounting profession for years to come,” said Tommye Barie, AICPA chair.
The AICPA Leadership Academy was established to inspire, nurture and empower the next generation of CPA leaders by providing them with advanced leadership training, access to well-connected professional networks and opportunities to exercise leadership within the profession. Having just graduated its seventh class, more than 200 CPAs have graduated from the Leadership Academy.
About Northfield Bank
Northfield Bank, founded in 1887, operates 30 full service banking offices in Staten Island and Brooklyn, New York and Middlesex and Union counties, New Jersey. For more information about Northfield Bank, please visit www.eNorthfield.com.
About the AICPA
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world's largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.
The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.
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