Phoenix CPA Honored with AICPA Scholarship for Information Management and Technology Assurance

An audit associate from Phoenix, Ariz., is the recipient of this year’s Young CPA Scholarship from the American Institute of CPAs’ Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Section. The scholarship covers the registration fee and travel expenses to AICPA ENGAGE, currently underway in Las Vegas.

Corbin Smith, 26, is a CPA with Sarvas, Coleman, Edgell and Tobin, P.C., a full-service accounting firm in Phoenix. He obtained his CPA license in Arizona in 2014, holds a master’s degree in accountancy from Arizona State University and is a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society. 

Nominees for the IMTA Young CPA Scholarship must:

  • Be a licensed CPA
  • Be a member in good standing with the AICPA
  • Have one to five years of experience as a CPA
  • Have spent less than five years in an IMTA-related field, such as security and privacy, data analytics, service organization control engagement or IT risk and assurance.

“Corbin is one of many young and talented CPAs doing noteworthy work in information management and technology assurance,” said Susan Pierce, CPA, CITP, CGMA, associate director of the IMTA division.  “We’re glad he’s able to join us at this event to be recognized.”

To learn more about the IMTA section, visit the section’s home page.

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.