The Accountex Practitioner Excellence Awards recognize firms and accounting professionals that display excellence in service to the accounting community. Honorees are helping to shape the profession for the future. The awards are a prestigious recognition for a very small group of professionals who have displayed excellence beyond their peers in a given award category. There are only 3 awards being given in 2016, all reviewed and chosen by a panel of distinguished and veteran members of the accounting community. The limited number of awards set the Practitioner Excellence Awards apart as there is no recognition for 2nd place or runner up. The 2016 award winners have been chosen, and we are delighted to recognize each of them here.
Caleb L. Jenkins
Caleb has been blessed with the opportunity to travel internationally to help set up and maintain a specialized QuickBooks accounting system for Christian Aid Ministries’ SALT micro-finance program. Caleb loves to read books about church history, doctrine, leadership, and practical business; and enjoys working with state of the art technology and software that uses the best methods for saving time and money.
Jillian Smith, CPA, MBA
Since an early age, Jillian has always loved math and problem solving and this influenced her to select a career where she could help people by using her analytical skills. She earned her undergraduate degree in Accounting from Wilmington College in Ohio, and her Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati. Jillian has been a Certified Public Accountant since 2013, and has a diverse background in business management. Her real passion is helping SMBs with tax and accounting problems to free them up to drive their vision.
BooXkeeping® is a cutting edge bookkeeping corporation that provides white-label services to CPA firms that want to offer client accounting services without the overhead and stress of employing a new department. The firm is 100% cloud based, their clients are 95% cloud based, and they are moving to become 100% paperless in 2017. Utilizing technologies such as BooXDesk, SmartVault, Bill.com and Skype as well as supporting all of the major accounting software solutions, BooXkeeping is implementing what everyone else is talking about.