Moore Colson CPAs Advisors Jon Powell AICPA Standing Ovation Award Winner Atlanta Georgia

August 18, 2020

Atlanta, Georgia

Moore Colson, an award-winning accounting, consulting, and advisory firm in Atlanta, recently announced Partner Jon Powell, CPA/CITP, CISA, as the recipient of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) 2020 Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Standing Ovation award.

AICPA honored eleven young CPAs for contributions to their specialty area with the fifth annual Standing Ovation award. The recipients, all talented CPAs age 40 and under, were acknowledged during AICPA’s ENGAGE 2020 conference. The AICPA’s Standing Ovation program recognizes young CPAs who exhibit exemplary professional achievement in personal financial planning, business valuation and forensic accounting, and information management and technology assurance. Beyond making a notable contribution to the profession, nomination requirements include maintaining an active CPA license, being an AICPA member in good standing and holding either the Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) or Accredited in Business Valuation (ABV) credential.

In the Information Management and Technology Assurance Standing Ovation Honors category, Powell was one of six award CPA recipients who all hold the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) specialty credential and have been recognized for their contributions in the area of information management and technology assurance.

Powell is a Partner in Moore Colson’s Risk Advisory & Compliance Services (RACS) Practice. His responsibilities at Moore Colson include leadership of IT engagements within the RACS practice consisting of Cybersecurity Services, Information Technology Risk Services, Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) initiatives, internal audit co-sourcing partnerships, System and Organization Controls (SOC) attestations and other compliance and consulting engagements. Powell also leads Moore Colson’s data analytics initiatives by utilizing tools such as IDEA, ACL and Monarch. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting degree and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Georgia. Powell serves as a board member and is actively involved with the Atlanta Chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA). He is a member of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA), where he is on the IT Advisory Council and also a member of the AICPA, where he regularly contributes to CITP exam questions. Additionally, Powell participates in Terry College alumni events, including Terry Third Thursday, the MIS Advisory Board and the Terry Mentoring Program for current students at the University of Georgia.

“I am humbled and incredibly honored to be recognized as an AICPA Standing Ovation award recipient,” noted Powell. “As a longtime member of the AICPA, it is truly special to be recognized alongside other young, accomplished professionals who are at the forefront of information management and technology assurance.”

View more information about the 2020 AICPA Standing Ovation program and recipients here.

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