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AICPA Honors RSM’s Sean Kennedy with Forensic and Valuation Services Standing Ovation



RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – is pleased to announce that Sean Kennedy has been selected as a recipient of the 2018 American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation. Kennedy is a manager in RSM’s financial advisory services (FAS) practice.

The FVS program is designed to recognize professionals who are 40 or under; hold the Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) specialty credential, or both; and have made significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities.

“Sean’s dedication to our clients and his commitment to the profession is unwavering,” said Joe Decilveo, FAS partner and financial investigations and disputes national leader for RSM US LLP. “Through his deep expertise in forensic accounting and financial consulting, Sean helps our middle market clients navigate complex business challenges and achieve success. We’re proud of Sean for receiving this esteemed recognition.”  

“The CPAs receiving ‘standing ovation’ honors at this year’s FVS Conference are helping to move the profession in a positive direction,” said Jeannette Koger, CPA, CGMA, vice president of advisory services and credentialing for the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. “From serving as mentors and leading recruiting efforts within firms to guest speaking at universities and participating in mock trials at law schools, this year’s Standing Ovation honorees have helped the profession and their communities in a number of different ways.”

“It is an honor to be recognized by the AICPA alongside distinguished peers in the industry,” said Kennedy. “It’s humbling to receive this recognition, which exemplifies the firm’s commitment to strengthening our position as the first-choice advisor to middle market companies.”

Kennedy was honored, along with the other 25 AICPA FVS Standing Ovation recipients, at the 2018 AICPA Forensic & Valuation Services Conference on Tues., November 6 in Atlanta, GA.

About the American Institute of CPAs
The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 431,000 members in 137 countries and territories, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for its members and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, offers specialized credentials, builds the pipeline of future talent and drives professional competency development to advance the vitality, relevance and quality of the profession.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ.

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