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Joshua TeBeest was one of only 30 CPA’s honored by the American Institute of CPA’s (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 12th graduating class. Josh was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held October 5-8.
Josh joined Huberty in October of 2018 as a Manager in the Sheboygan office where he specialized in tax planning, transactional advice, compliance and income tax audit defense. He has since widened his scope to include business advisory services and consulting. In addition to his manager role, Josh is currently in Huberty’s Shareholder in Training program and the Firm’s Tax Service Line Leader.
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 Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA, chairman of the American Institute of CPAs and Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO.
Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia and consulting firms.
The 2020 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies and/or volunteer organizations. 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, more than 385 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.
For more information about the AICPA Leadership Academy, visit AICPA.org/Leadership.