Award Honors Excellence in Reporting

The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is now accepting submissions for its second annual Truth in Finances Award. The award was created by the PICPA’s Forensics and Litigation Committee to honor excellent and balanced reporting that clarifies financial issues in or around Pennsylvania. Three categories are considered for awards: small newspapers, which have a circulation of 49,000 or less; large newspapers, which have a circulation of more than 49,000; and TV and radio. Materials must have been published or broadcast between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2012. The deadline for submission is Aug. 16, 2012.

Submissions are judged by CPAs, journalism professionals, and media educators. Winners of the award receive a cash prize and certificate from the PICPA during the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association’s annual conference held Nov.7-9 in Scranton, Pa.

Winners of the 2011 inaugural award were Tracy Davidson and Alexis Leonard of NBC 10 for their report on faulty gas pumps, Chris Mondics of The Philadelphia Inquirer for his report on fraud against the elderly, and Howard Frank of the Pocono Record for his report on a local government worker fraudulently reporting overtime.
For more information about the Truth in Finances Award, to submit your story, or to learn more about the 2011 winners, visit www.picpa.org/tifa.


The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) is a premiere statewide association of more than 20,000 members working in public accounting, industry, government, and education. Founded in 1897, the PICPA is the second-oldest state CPA organization in the United States. To learn more about the PICPA and find resources and story ideas, visit our Press Room at www.picpa.org/pressroom