Bryan Davis, a 2012 alumnus of Freed-Hardeman University, has been named one of 133 winners of the 2019 Elijah Watt Sells Award, according to an announcement from the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Davis earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from FHU and a Master of Public Accountancy from The University of Texas at Austin. He is employed by Verizon Communications, Inc. in Lake Mary, Fla.
To qualify for the award, CPA candidates must obtain a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, pass all four sections on their first attempt and have completed testing in 2019. Nearly 75,000 individuals sat for the CPA Exam in 2019 with 133 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.
“On behalf of the AICPA, I’d like to commend the 2019 Sells Award winners for their impressive accomplishment,” Mike Decker, American Institute of CPAs vice president of examinations, said. “The CPA Exam is a rigorous assessment and these candidates should be proud of their exceptional performance.”
The Elijah Watt Sells Award program was established by the AICPA in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA Exam.
Sells, one of the first CPAs in the U.S., was active in the establishment of the AICPA and played a key role advancing professional education within the profession.