Member Spotlight

Our AICPA certificate achievers aim high. They are thought leaders, industry evangelists, strategists and more. They strive to stay ahead of the curve by building their knowledge, broadening their thinking and expanding their skillsets. To them, learning isn’t a task; it’s a fast track to distinguishing themselves among their peers and colleagues.

At AICPA, we think our certificate achievers deserve to be recognized. That’s why we created our AICPA Certificate Wall of Fame and our Star Spotlight, which showcase members who have successfully completed any one of our 28 certificate programs.

What drove them to push a little harder to learn a lot more? How did they balance their workloads and personal lives with their educational pursuits? And what was the payoff?

Read on to find out more about it—and how you can bring your own AICPA certificate achievements to light.

"The program filled my knowledge gaps directly and indirectly by providing me with more topics to explore on my own. It also covered some terminology I hadn’t been exposed to before, as well as some emerging blockchain capabilities we’d need to understand."

Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq.
Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Taxation (MST) Program
San Jose State University
Blockchain Certificate Program

"As the CPA profession becomes more analytic and data-driven, I believe the corporate accounting group of the future will be 50% accountants, 25% data scientists and 25% programmers. So, when I saw the Data-Driven Leadership Program was being offered, I knew it was right up my alley."

Chris Hervochon
SOAR – A Better Way CPA
Data Driven Leadership Program

"With an international focus, the IFRS certificate makes my work on convergence issues easier and my conversations with clients easier, too. It shows the client that I understand the entirety of their business; that I look at things with a global perspective."

Patricia Strawley, CPA, CGMA
Fidato Partners, LLC.
International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS) Certificate Program


Let’s celebrate – Wall of Fame

You not only just added a wealth of knowledge and enhanced your skillsets, but also you just broadened your thinking, which will help you stay ahead of the curve.

By upskilling, you have already demonstrated your determination and willing ness to learn, as well as taking the right step in future-proofing your career. Your hard work and commitment certainly shine. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

Carolyn Giunco Kvalo, CPA/CGMA, CFE
The Curchin Group, LLC
Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit
David Kaczynski
President, Kaczynski & Associates, Ltd.
IFRS Certificate Program
Ilir Binaj
International Practice Partner, TPA Albania
IFRS Certificate Program
Managing Director of Advisory Services, WithumSmith & Brown
SOC for Cybersecurity Certificate
Betsy Leahy
Director of Finance Learning & Development, Merck Pharmaceuticals
Data Driven Leadership Program
Ross Kelly, CPA, CMA, MBA
CFO, Saveria Transport Group (STG)
COSO Internal Control Certificate

Be our Wall of Fame star

By completing one of our certificates, you are already qualified to be featured on this page. All you need to do is fill out our Wall of Fame submission form and you will have a chance to shine among our stars. It only takes a few minutes.

What others are saying about AICPA Certificate Programs

I am currently in the middle of the certification process and am so glad I began. A lover of learning, I find myself building on my existing knowledge of non-profit accounting management. This certification will set me apart from my peers. I look forward to finishing the program and obtaining the certificate."


Amanda Keiffer, CFO
Not-for-Profit Certificate completer
Business and Industry

I'm new to nonprofits after having spent my entire career on the for-profit side. This course strikes a good balance between providing an introduction but also a decent depth of coverage.


Paul Hilger
Not-for-Profit Certificate Completer
Business and Industry

The material is thorough and in depth but since it is self-paced, allows the student to skip the parts that are known and to concentrate on the new learning points. The materials are an enjoyable mix of audio, text, and interactive pieces that hold your interest. The tests at the end of each module cement the learning. Nicely done!


James Pflasterer, CFO
Not-for-Profit Certificate Completer
Business and Industry

Case studies


Case Study: Proven Success. Employee benefit plans audit certificate programs in action
Calvin Martin, Managing Partner of Calvin Martin & Company P.L.LC. said, “I saw the certificate as a must for us or any other CPA firm that wants to continue auditing retirement plans.”


Case Study for NFPs
Meet Cheryl. After years of experience as a large- firm auditor, she changed her career trajectory by joining a nonprofit. That meant expanding her skill set with the AICPA Not-for-Profit Certificates. The result? She stays current on all aspects of NFP accounting. She advises fellow NFPs on financial matters. And that’s just the beginning.