(From the Oklahoma Society of CPAs) - At a ceremony Saturday (November 20), the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants recognized a Cameron University Graduate for earning the highest score on the Universal CPA Examination.
Nam Hoai Do, of Oklahoma City, is a senior audit associate with Eide Bailly in Oklahoma City. She received a Gold Medal award for scoring highest over Window III of the 2009 CPA Exam. Do earned her bachelor's degree in accounting from Cameron University.
The Gold Medal is presented to exam candidates with the highest score completing all four exam sections within one window.
The CPA Exam has long been recognized as one of the most demanding professional exams in existence. For example, the pass rate for this year is less than 51 percent.
OSCPA President Elect Phil Brockhaus, CPA, a principal and shareholder with Peters & Chandler PC in Oklahoma City, spoke at the event.
"Passing the exam is a remarkable accomplishment," he said. "Earning one of the highest scores in the state is outstanding and deserves special recognition."
The exam is comprised of four sections- Auditing and Attestation, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Regulation, and Business Environment and Concepts. Candidates can sit for exam sections in any of the four windows: April-May, July-August, October-November and January-February.
The Oklahoma Society of CPAs gives every successful exam candidate a complimentary membership welcoming them to the profession.
With more than 6,600 members in public practice, industry, government and education, the OSCPA is Oklahoma's only statewide professional association of CPAs. Since 1918, the organization has continued to provide professional education, conduct quality reviews and promote and maintain high standards of integrity and competence within the accounting profession, as well as assist accounting educators and students. Visit www.oscpa.com for membership information or additional resources, like scholarships, lesson plans and more.