NEW YORK - Berdon auditor Christina Seymour has been named a winner of the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award, which recognizes the top scorers nationwide across all four sections of the CPA exam.
Seymour was one of only 60 candidates to win the award this year of the 91,384 individuals who sat for the Examination. She joined Berdon as an audit associate upon her graduation from the State University of New York College at Geneseo with a BS in Accounting.
Established by the AICPA in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA Examination, a relatively few number of candidates achieve this honor each year. In order to be named a winner, the candidate must have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, completed testing during the 2014 calendar year, and passed all four sections of the Examination on their first attempt.
"We are delighted to have someone of Christina's caliber select Berdon as her professional home," said Berdon Managing Partner Mark Bosswick, CPA, J.D., LLM. "We consistently look for the best and the brightest to join our outstanding team of professionals."
Sells was one of the country's first CPAs. He was active in the establishment of the AICPA and played a key role helping to advance professional education in the profession.