Lee Business School Grad Among Top CPA Examination Performers

Christopher Pumo
Apr. 14, 2015

Christopher Thomas Pumo, a Lee Business School accounting graduate, is among 60 people nationwide to receive the 2014 Elijah Watt Sells Award for being a top performer on the CPA exam.

The award is given annually by the American Institute of CPAs to candidates who obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and completed testing in 2014. A total of 91,384 individuals sat for the exam in 2014.

“The CPA Examination, along with education and experience requirements, ensures that only qualified individuals with the knowledge and skills to play a role in protecting the public interest earn the CPA license,” said Michael Decker, AICPA vice president of examinations.

“I would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s Elijah Watt Sells Award for their exceptional performance on the CPA exam.”

The Sells Award was established by the AICPA in 1923. Sells, one of the first CPAs in the United States, was active in the establishment of the AICPA and played a key role in advancing professional education in accounting.

Pumo, who earned a master of science in accounting from UNLV in 2013, works for Ernst & Young in Boca Raton, Fla. To learn more about the Lee Business School’s accounting graduate program, visit this site.

The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession with more than 400,000 members in 145 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business, public practice, government, education and consulting.