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Neal F. Burk

Masters of Accountancy student Neal F. Burk Receives Elijah Watt Sells AwardNeal Burk, CSU Alum and winner of Elijah Watt Sells Award

Neal F. Burk, a Spring 2013 Master's of Accountancy graduate from Cleveland State University's Monte Ahuja College of Business received the Elijah Watt Sells Award in March of 2015.

The award is bestowed upon candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the Examination on their first attempt and completed testing in 2014. A total of 91,384 individuals sat for the Examination in 2014, with 60 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.

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

The Elijah Watt Sells Award program was established by the AICPA in 1923 to recognize outstanding performance on the CPA Examination.

Sells, one of the first CPAs in the United States, was active in the establishment of the AICPA and played a key role advancing professional education within the profession.


For more information on the Uniform CPA Examination, visit http://www.aicpa.org/cpaexam.

Neal Burk was also featured on CSU's main Engaged Blog.