AICPA Certificates Wall of Fame: Carolyn Giunco Kvalo

Ross Kelly

Carolyn Giunco Kvalo, CPA/CGMA, CFE

The Curchin Group, LLC
Red Bank, NJ
Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit


Motivation to take the AICPA program

I was motivated to earn the Intermediate Employee Benefits Plan Certificate because I wanted to demonstrate my technical competency and proficiency in the highly scrutinized area of employee benefit plan audits.

Value of the program

The most valuable thing I learned from this certificate program is that I have the skills and ability to meet the high level of competency expected by clients and regulators in this industry.

Reason for completing the program

I completed this certificate to assist my firm and myself in being recognized as a valuable resource for clients and potential clients seeking expertise in the employee benefit plan audit arena. Successful completion of the certificate also improved my confidence in servicing this industry.

Personal accomplishment

Having the Intermediate Employee Benefit Plans Audit certificate on my resume is great. I also look forward to earning the Advanced certificates, and possibly some other AICPA certificates, that are available.

Recommending the AICPA program

I would recommend earning an AICPA certificate to anyone wishing to demonstrate a focused commitment to providing high-quality service. The certificate programs show that you possess a keen interest in up-and-coming areas and that you desire to improve your in-depth understanding of those areas. They are also a great way to let people know that you continue to enhance your education throughout your career.