Dayna Simon earned the Elijah Watt Sells Award

Fisher School alumna wins respected award

Fisher School of Accounting alumna Dayna Simon earned the Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to CPA candidates who obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Exam, pass all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and have completed all testing in 2019.

There were only 133 recipients out of almost 75,000 candidates who sat for the CPA exam in 2019.

Simon earned her Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Master of Accounting in 2019. She works as a Tax Associate at KPMG in Orlando, Fla.

“I was happy to see that my hard work paid off and felt honored to have received this recognition,” Simon said. “I am thankful for the high-quality education I received from the Fisher School. The challenging curriculum and excellent professors were absolutely contributors to my success.”

Founded in 1923, the Elijah Watt Sells Award program annually recognizes those with top CPA Exam scores. Sells was one of the first CPAs in the U.S. and was key to the founding of the AICPA, as well as education programs within the profession.