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Thomson Reuters Announces Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards Finalists

Terrilyn Brumfield  

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Terrilyn Brumfield  

· 5 minute read

The Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards, formerly known as the Customer Superstar Awards, are named in honor of Luca Pacioli – known as the “father of accounting.”

Winners to be announced at the SYNERGY Users’ Conference 2019.

Nominations were accepted for the following categories through Aug. 30: Firm of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Trailblazing Woman. Thomson Reuters will also recognize a member of the Thomson Reuters online customer Community for their diligent and generous help towards their peer tax practitioners via the Community platform. The Community Peer-Support recognition were nominated by the Thomson Reuters selection committee.

“I’m proud to recognize the following group of finalists who combine their technological and tax and accounting industry expertise to further the profession,” said Charlotte Rushton, president, Tax & Accounting Professionals at Thomson Reuters. “We look forward to celebrating the finalists and their accomplishments in Denver at SYNERGY next month.”

The finalists for each category are:

  • Firm of the Year:
    • Harper & Company CPAs Plus
    • John A Sanchez & Co
    • Marin & Montanye LLP
    • Rotz & Stonesifer, P.C.
  • Rookie of the Year:
    • Jannisse Hull CPAs
    • May & Company, LLP
    • Gruenloh, Hardy & Associates, P.C.
    • Rick Bowlin CPA PC
  • Trailblazing Woman:
    • Ying Sa, Community CPA
    • Laura Johnson, Railsback Johnson, PC
    • Lorena Dodge, Ronald J. Amirault, CPA Ltd. and Apponaug Business Services Inc.
  • Community Peer-Support:
    • Roxann Mayo, TCS & Associates CPAs
    • Melissa Allen, MB Allen, LLC
    • Shawn Blom, Woltman Group, PC

The Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards, formerly known as the Customer Superstar Awards, are named in honor of Luca Pacioli – known as the “father of accounting” – and his contributions to the profession. Pacioli was a monk, magician, and lover of numbers. He was also a domain expert who recognized the opportunity to harness new technologies.

Thanks to the newly invented printing press, Pacioli’s book, Summa de arithmetica, was mass produced in 1494, and his ideas spread widely. The book set the precedent for the modern accounting system used today, introducing the concepts of ledgers, journals, and bookkeeping. Winners of the Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards embody Pacioli’s spirit of invention and innovation and demonstrate a mastery of accounting and technology.

Thomson Reuters will announce winners of the Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards at the annual SYNERGY users’ conference to be held in Denver, Colo., Nov. 6-9, 2019.

For more information about the Luca Pacioli Accounting Awards, visit

SYNERGY is Thomson Reuters users’ conference for tax and accounting professionals. The 2019 annual users conference will take place Nov. 6-9 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center in Denver, Colo. Participants share expertise, network with peers, and gain practical knowledge, while spending four days earning CPE credit. Attendees benefit from hands-on training, learning about technology updates, and being inspired by nationally recognized accounting, technology, and motivational experts.

For more information about the Thomson Reuters SYNERGY Users’ Conference 2019, visit

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