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Three Plante Moran staffers receive 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award, recognizing the nation’s top CPA exam scores

April 15, 2016 In The News 1 min read

Plante Moran is excited to announce that George Bloomfield from its Columbus office, Alex Engebretson from its Ann Arbor office and Kimberly Deyak from its Macomb office have all received the Elijah Watt Sells Award for their exceptional performance on the Certified Public Accountant, or CPA, examination.

The award, which is given by the American Institute of CPAs, is bestowed upon candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the CPA exam, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt, and completed testing in 2015. Only 75 of the 93,742 individuals who sat for the exam in 2015 received this prestigious award.

The Elijah Watt Sells Award program was established by the AICPA in 1923 — Bloomfield, Engebretson and Deyak are three of eight staff members in Plante Moran’s history to receive this honor.

About Plante Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 22 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work. For more information, visit


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