AICPA Honors McGladreys Jim Sansone with Inaugural Sustained Contribution Award
CHICAGO, IL – The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), a 377,000-member professional organization, recently recognized Jim Sansone, Director for RSM McGladrey, Inc., as a recipient of the AICPA's inaugural Sustained Contribution Award. Combined, RSM McGladrey and McGladrey & Pullen LLP serve as the nation's fifth largest provider of assurance, tax and consulting services under the McGladrey brand.
The Sustained Contribution Award recognizes select institute members for their contributions to the AICPA and the CPA (certified public accountant) profession. Sansone has volunteered in various technical and standard-setting capacities for several AICPA groups for more than 20 years. He has served as vice chair of the Tax Practice Responsibilities Committee, and began serving as the chair of that committee on October 19. He is also past chair of the AICPA S Corporation Technical Resource Panel, and has served on the Tax Executive Committee, which is the senior standard-setting body for the AICPA Tax Division.
"The AICPA is the premiere organization for our profession," said Rich Caturano, incoming vice chair of the AICPA board of directors and Boston office managing partner for McGladrey & Pullen LLP. "This recognition of Jim's service is something we can all be proud of."
Sansone leads the McGladrey Washington National Tax Practice Subchapter S group, and is based out of the firm's Schaumburg, Illinois office. He is a nationally recognized expert in the tax laws governing S corporations and the structuring of family businesses.
"Jim has a long history of service to our profession," said Neal Weber, managing director in charge, for the McGladrey Washington National Tax. "We are proud to be associated with such a dedicated, outstanding professional. His contributions to the AICPA reflect well on him as well as on McGladrey."
Sansone graduated from Northern Illinois University with a B.S. in Accounting and from DePaul University with an M.S. in Accounting. In addition to his involvement with the AICPA, Sansone is a member of the Illinois CPA Society.
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