Accounting Competition

Judges

If there is anyone you’ll want to impress, it’s our panel of awesome judges. These industry-leading heavyweights have crafted illustrious accounting careers for themselves and—as judges for this year’s competition—could help you do the same. Play your cards right and you’ll be rubbing elbows with some of these accounting elites at the finals.

 

First Round Judges


Mohamad Al-kawafha CPA, CGMA, MBA
PKF Texas
Audit Manager
David Almonte CPA, CGMA
LGC+D
Audit Senior
Tessa Carr CPA, CFP, CGMA
Arnett Foster Toothman, PLLC
Senior Manager, Tax
Amy Cooper CPA
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Professor
Roseleen Dello Russo CPA, MST, CGMA
Rucci, Bardaro & Falzone PC
Senior Accountant, Tax
Marisa Doras CPA, CGMA
KPMG
Audit Associate
Julian Dozier CPA, ABV, CFF, CFE
Thomas Howell Ferguson, PA
Senior Manager
Kathryn Fletcher CPA, MBA
Draffin & Tucker, LLP
Manager
Melisa Galasso CPA
Cherry Bekaert LLP
Senior Manager, Audit Professional Practices
Misty Geer CPA, CGMA
Halliburton Operations Division
Accounting Supervisor
Hillary Harding CPA
Excelsior College
Controller
Dena Harrison CPA
Darden
Senior Auditor
Alexis Hassell CPA
PwC
Manager, Tax
Heather Husman CPA
The Granite Peak Group
Corporate Controller
Kevin Koven CPA
L. M. Henderson & Company, LLP
Audit Mananger
Robert Maya CPA
Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
Senior Accountant
Katherine McNair CPA, MSA
O'Connor Davies, LLP
Supervisor
Stephanie Pickering CPA
McGee, Hearne & Paiz, LLP
Audit Manager
Iralma Pozo CPA
Baruch College
Adjunct Lecturer
Joseph Rugger CPA, CGMA, MPA
Jonesboro Prosthetic & Orthotic Lab
Chief Financial Officer
Katherine Sedgwick CPA, CIA, CGMA
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Director, Strategic Risk Management
David Shibli CPA
Uniregistry
Senior Financial Analyst
Scott Thomas CPA
Intel Corporation
M&A Technical Accounting Manager
Will Titera CPA
United States University
Chief Financial Officer
Chris Tkach CPA
RubinBrown
Assurance Manager
Kelly Ward CPA, CGMA, EA, MBA
Robinson & Associates, PC
Principal
Ryan Warren CPA
BerryDunn
Senior Auditor
Preston Willcox CPA
AICPA
Manager - Forensic & Valuation Services
Mary Yeager CPA, CFE, CIA
University of Cincinnati
Internal Auditor

 

Semi-final Judges


Sarah Brack CPA, CGMA, CGFM
Atkinson & Company, LTD
Audit Manager
Chris Ekimoff CPA, CFE
FTI Consulting
Investigative Accountant
Brett Jordan CPA, CGMA, CIA, CFSA
Russell Investments
Senior Internal Auditor
Tim Lyons CPA, CGMA
Mauldin & Jenkins, LLC
Manager
Trisha Nomura CPA
Hawaii Human Resources
Vice President of Strategic Services
Jeremy Sanders
Ideator, Inc.
Co-Founder and VP of Finance & Operations
Bobby Schroeder CPA
Ericksen, Krentel & LaPorte, LLP
Tax Manager
Natalie Steverson CPA
KPMG
Senior Associate, Audit
Jeff Wilson, II CPA, CGMA, CFE, AFC
The WII Group, LLC
Principal

 

Finals Judges


Sheila Ahler CPA
Cherry Bekaert
Partner
Tommye Barie CPA
AICPA Board of Directors
Chair
Zachary Donahue CPA
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Chief Audit Officer
Genevia Gee Fulbright CPA, CGMA
Fulbright & Fulbright, CPA, PA
President & Chief Operating Officer
Kevin James CPA, Ph.D.
North Carolina A&T State University
Chairman, Department of Accounting and Finance
Shawana Karkouki CPA, MSA
Thomas & Gibbs CPA, PLLC
Partner
Heather Linton CPA, MBA, CFP, CDFA
Linton & Associates, PA
Owner
Carey Mitchell CPA
American Institute of CPAs
Senior Technical Manager, Portfolios and Product Management
Ash Noah CPA, FCMA, CGMA
American Institute of CPAs
Vice President, CGMA External Relations
Beth Wood CPA
North Carolina State Auditor's Office
State Auditor

Drumroll, please.

They scored $10,000 for themselves. Went to North Carolina to compete for even more money for their schools. Pitched their proposed plans to a panel of professionals. And now, after the judges conferred, a single team is bringing home $5,000 for their college and ultimate victory in the competition. Congrats to our 2015 champs for successfully sharing their CGMA smarts!