CalCPA Names San Jose CPA Top Young Emerging Professional

          CalCPA Names San Jose CPA Top Young Emerging Professional

PR Newswire

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For her volunteer
efforts that have helped increase outreach to students and young accountants,
Megan Thompson, CPA, of San Jose has been named statewide Young Emerging
Professional (YEP) of the Year by the California Society of CPAs (CalCPA).

CalCPA recognized Thompson's achievements at today's meeting of its council of
statewide leaders of the 40,000-member organization. She receives a plaque and
a year's free membership in CalCPA.

The owner of her own accounting firm, Thompson was one of six nominees for the
YEP honor. "I'm happy to say we had a difficult time selecting the final
honoree," said Johanna Sweaney Salt, CalCPA chair. "All the candidates
demonstrated excellent leadership skills and commitment to organizing
activities that will help students and fellow young professionals become

The other finalists are Megan Bolizsar of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Irvine;
Nicole Bueno of Kern Machinery, Bakersfield; Charles Burak of Glenn, Dawson &
Burak LLP, Walnut Creek; Nick Leach of Torosian & Walter LLP, Fresno; and
Kelly Wallace of Illumina Inc., San Diego.

In nominating Thompson for the award, Philip Hume, Silicon Valley San Jose
Chapter president, said, "Her leadership is well recognized, evidenced by the
fact that she quickly elevates to managing, planning or running any event she
becomes involved with."

Thompson's activities include organizing mixers and a speed mentoring program
for young professionals as well as recruiting student and CPA candidate
members for her chapter. She also serves on her chapter's board and is the
chapter's forensics committee chair.

In addition to being a certified public accountant, Thompson is a qualified
expert witness and a certified valuation analyst. She is certified in
financial forensics by the American Institute of CPAs and is also an associate
member of the State Bar of California.

About CalCPA

Headquartered in San Mateo, Calif., the California Society of Certified Public
Accountants (CalCPA) ( is the nation's largest state accounting
organization and the largest CPA association in California. It serves 40,000
members in public practice, private industry, education and government.
Through CalCPA Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, CalCPA members provide
financial literacy programs to high schools and community groups.

SOURCE California Society of CPAs

Contact: Bill Spaniel, +1-818-546-3552,
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