CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
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Release: Oct. 4, 2001
Johnson scores high in national CPA exam
DES MOINES, Iowa -- University of Iowa business alumna and current UI law
student Amanda Johnson scored the second highest grade on the national uniform
CPA exam given last May.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants presented the Elijah
Watts Sells Silver Medal honoring Johnson's achievement at a banquet Sept.
29 in Des Moines hosted by Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants (ISCPA),
where she also received the ISCPA Gold Medal Award for having the top score
More than 48,000 people sat for the May exam, with approximately 15,000
candidates sitting for the first time. The exam is given over a two-day period
and covers four areas -- auditing, financial accounting and reporting, accounting
and reporting (which includes topics on managerial accounting, taxation and
governmental/not-for-profit accounting) and law and professional responsibilities.
Johnson, who is from Cedar Rapids, majored in accounting and graduated from
the UI in May 2001 with highest distinction. She was named as one of two Outstanding
Junior Accounting Majors in 2000 and received the Outstanding Senior Accounting
Award in 2001. She is a first year law student at the UI and serves as a teaching
assistant for the department of accounting in the UI Tippie College of Business.