Sarah Timmons, CPA from Atlas Van Lines Selected as one of 38 to AICPA’s 2017 Leadership Academy
AICPA Leadership Academy in to be held in October in Durham, N.C.
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (August7, 2017) – Sarah Timmons, CPA, MBA was one of only 38 individuals honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s ninth graduating class. Sarah was selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from October 1-5 in Durham, North Carolina.
As a senior accounting analyst at Atlas Van Lines, Sarah is responsible for designing, compiling and analyzing reports for Atlas World Group and subsidiaries and preparing tax documents for the corporate tax returns.
She joined Atlas’ Financial Reporting department in 2013 after graduating with a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Southern Indiana with commencement honors. Sarah received her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern Indiana in 2016, while simultaneously passing the CPA exam.
“Sarah maintains a strong commitment to excellence which drives her success within our organization and her overall professional career,” said Jason Kempf, corporate controller at Atlas Van Lines. “She’s invaluable to our team, adding immense talent and support, and we’re proud to see her accomplishments recognized with this opportunity.”
The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs.
The Leadership Academy will feature career-development workshops and sessions with some of the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers, including Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, chairman of the American Institute of CPAs and Association of Certified Professional Accountants, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO, and Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, Executive Vice President – Firm Services, Association of Certified Professional Accountants.
Participants are selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, education and government. The 2017 class contains a diverse range of ethnicities and is split evenly between females and males.
The 2017 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes which included work history, licensure information, professional volunteer activities, community service and awards and honors. Candidates also submitted a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally and wrote an essay on the topic “What leadership competencies and characteristics will be essential to successfully lead and advance the CPA profession in 2025?”
To date, more than 270 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms, businesses and volunteer organizations.
More information about the AICPA Leadership Academy is available online.
About Atlas Van Lines
Atlas Van Lines, a national moving company, is the largest subsidiary of Atlas World Group, an Evansville, Ind.-based company. Atlas World Group companies employ nearly 700 people throughout North America. Nearly 500 Atlas interstate moving agents in the United States and Canada specialize in corporate relocation, household moving services and in the transportation of high-value items such as electronics, fine art, store fixtures and furniture. For more information, visit www.atlasvanlines.com.