Roger Booth, chief audit executive, Indiana Family and Social Services Administration(FSSA), has been named recipient of this year's CPA Advocacy Award.
The announcement came during the Indiana CPA Society's (INCPAS) Celebration event Nov. 18th at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in Indianapolis. Each year, the CPA Advocacy Award recognizes the contributions of an INCPAS member for advocating the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) profession through government relations in the legislative and regulatory arenas.
Booth - a regular at the Indiana Board of Accountancy meetings – was lauded for his broad understanding of the regulatory arm of CPAs and for correlating concerns of the INCPAS ethics committee to the Accountancy Board. "I've long advocated that the CPA designation is more than just passing a test,” explained Booth. “It also signifies the character and ethics of the person.”
At FSSA, Booth oversees a team of 13 auditors, three supervisors and a computer information specialist who have recovered more than $600,000 in misappropriated funds from vendors and providers. Those monies have since been returned to the State.
The Society has approximately 8,000 members statewide whose occupations range from strategic business advisors to financial consultants to chief financial officers to controllers in business and corporations.