GREAT SCORES: Two Tulsa accountants recently received awards for their outstanding scores on the CPA exams. From left are Melissa Hull and Lori Ann Morris.
Two Tulsa, Okla., accountants recently received Silver and Gold Medal Awards from the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Lori Morris of Oklahoma City, Okla., achieved the highest score in the state over window four on the 2008 Exam, earning her an OSCPA Gold Medal Award. Morris received her Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She is an assurance associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers inTulsa and is currently a provisional member with the OSCPA, awaiting her experience requirement for full certification.
Melissa Hull, , of Tulsa, achieved the highest score in the state over windows three and four on the 2008 Exam, earning her an OSCPA Silver Medal Award. Hull earned Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Accounting degrees from OU and is an audit associate with Grant Thornton in Tulsa.
The exam was developed in the early 1900s to ensure the competence of s entering the field, much as the bar exam evaluates lawyers and the medical boards test doctors. Additionally, almost every state in the country has passed legislation that requires accounting graduates to complete 150 hours of course credits before taking the exam.
The winners received their awards at the spring New Ceremony at the State Capitol on April 18 in Oklahoma City.
With more than 6,600 members in public practice, industry, government and education, the OSCPA is Oklahoma’s only statewide professional association of s. 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. Visit Know What Counts for a free referral and 30-minute consultation, or to place free job listings.