Accounting Standards

AICPA announces 2020 Elijah Watt Sells Award winners

To win the accolade, CPA candidates must obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination

The American Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants (AICPA) has announced the 89 winners of 2020’s Elijah Watt Sells Award.

In order to be in contention for the prize, CPA candidates must obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination.

The award scheme was established by the accounting body in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA Exam.

Around 75,000 students sat the CPA Exam last year, with only 89 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the award.

Mike Decker, AICPA vice president of examinations, said: “The CPA Exam is a rigorous assessment and successfully passing is an impressive accomplishment.

“This year’s Elijah Watt Sells winners are commended for an exceptional performance that very few Exam candidates achieve.”

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