Press Release: Andrew Jordan Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2019 Leadership Academy
Andrew Jordan, CPA was one of only 38 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 11th graduating class. Andrew was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program in Durham, N.C.
Andrew spent eight years in Public Accounting, specializing in Tax and in helping Small Business clients with their Accounting needs. After spending four years as the Chief Financial Officer for a 75-person group of companies in Joplin, one of those years also serving as President, Andrew founded Jordan CPA Services to serve Carthage and surrounding communities.
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 features career-development workshops and sessions with some of the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers, including William (Bill) Reeb CPA, CITP, CGMA, chair of the American Institute of CPAs, 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 were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia and consulting firms.
The 2019 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally. They also wrote an essay on the topic “The future will bring significant changes to the accounting profession. What do leaders have to get right in order to successfully lead?”
To date, 351 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.