Shannon Costello

Fisher graduate receives prestigious CPA award

Shannon Costello (BSAc ’15, MAcc ’16) received the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.5 across four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and completed testing in 2016.

With 103,323 individuals taking the exam in 2016, Costello was one of 58 candidates to meet the criteria for the award.

“The CPA Examination, along with the education and experience required, sets a high bar for entry into the profession. This serves to protect the public interest by ensuring that only qualified individuals earn a CPA license,” American Institute of CPAS Vice President of Examinations Michael Decker said. “On behalf of the AICPA, I’d like to congratulate this year’s winners of the Elijah Watt Sells award on their outstanding accomplishment and wish them the best of luck in their careers.”

The award program was established by AICPA in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA examination.