2016 Practitioner Excellence Honorees Announced at Accountex USA

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Caleb Jenkins, BooXkeeping, and Jillian Smith Receive the 2016 Practitioner Excellence Awards

Practitioner Excellence Awards

This was a fantastic field which made judging tough. All the nominees should be proud of their contributions to the profession.

Accountex announced the winners of the 2016 Practitioner Excellence Awards at their annual accounting technology conference and expo. Honorees will be recognized on Thursday, November 17th at a private party in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Accountex Practitioner Excellence Awards recognize firms and accounting professionals that display excellence in service to the accounting community. Honorees are helping to shape the profession for the future. The awards are a prestigious recognition for a very small group of professionals who have displayed excellence beyond their peers in a given award category. There are only three awards being given in 2016, all reviewed and chosen by a panel of distinguished and veteran members of the accounting community. Award categories and winners include:

1. Philanthropic Excellence - This award is given to an individual or firm that has repeatedly made a difference through philanthropic work in the accounting profession, in their community and/or with causes that need attention. Winner: Caleb L. Jenkins of RLJ Financial Services.

2. Millennial Award - This award distinguishes the future of the accounting industry by showcasing millennials who are paving the way for the upcoming generation. The victor of this award is a practitioner who is client-centric and sees the needs of the future and demonstrates positive change for the profession. Their passion is contagious and leads the way toward augmented widespread technology adoption. Winner: Jillian Smith, CPA of Kuberneo CPA

3. Forward Adopting Firm Award - The firm that receives this award will not only already be adopting cloud technologies but will also be implementing them in their clients’ services, being competitive, and consistently raising the bar in the accounting industry. Winner: BooXkeeping, Corp.

Andy North, Publisher of AccountingWEB commented on all of the nominees: "This was a fantastic field which made judging tough. All the nominees should be proud of their contributions to the profession."

Accountex, the leading independent conference on accounting technology, provides a four-day schedule focused around the solutions that move accounting forward. The educational conference offers CPE with content from more than a single vendor perspective. The conference is the premier event of the year for the accounting professional and add-on developer community. Accountex is being hosted at the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 15-18, 2016.

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About Accountex
Accountex USA is the largest independent accounting technology conference and expo, leading the way for an inclusive approach to education on latest trends and technologies. Accountex USA publishes a content rich online magazine, the Accountex Report, which features daily articles to help move accounting forward and address common business process and organizational needs for SMB’s. Accountex developed the Accounting Technology Ecosystem™ which is the leading product roadmap for an expansive marketplace of accounting and business software solutions; Accountex is the parent company of the Sleeter Group, an online community of accounting professionals, and honors both vendors and practitioners with annual awards programs for excellence. http://www.accountexusa.com.

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