Indiana CPA Honored for Long Service to AICPA and the Profession

The AICPA announced that James Brown has been honored with its Sustained Contribution Award, which recognizes members who have contributed measurably to the AICPA and accounting profession with a long and exemplary record of volunteer service.

Brown, a partner at Crowe Horwath before his retirement in 2009, served on four AICPA senior technical committees, including the auditing standards board, the accounting standards executive committee, the CPA examination board of examiners, and the SEC practice section/center for public company audit firms executive committee. He also served on or chaired more than 20 AICPA task forces and subcommittees, which covered a wide range of matters such as computerizing the CPA exam, codifying auditing standards, internal-use software, auditor independence, reporting on internal control and other topics.

“Volunteers are a critical component of the AICPA and we salute all CPAs who take time out of their busy schedules to give back to the profession,” says James Curry, chair of the AICPA’s awards committee. “But there are some candidates, such as Jim Brown, who deserve special recognition for efforts over many years. Such continued commitment to the profession goes above and beyond the usual definition of service. That’s the guiding principle behind the Sustained Contribution Award.”