August 11, 2015 Salt Lake City, UT – The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has named Dan Griffiths, Director of Strategic Planning at Tanner LLC, as Outstanding Young CPA for 2015.
The Outstanding Young CPA Award recognizes a young CPA who personifies an unwavering commitment as demonstrated through successful practices, involvement in and contributions for the interest of the accounting profession.
“One of the defining qualities of a CPA is a willingness to give back to both the profession and their communities, lifting those around them through their volunteer service,” said Cheryl Reynolds, AICPA Vice President of Communications. “Dan’s extensive work with young CPAs and volunteer work in his community embodies the spirit of service that the award was designed to recognize.”
Griffiths was a founding board member of Financial Ready Utah, a non-profit organization affiliated with the UACPA to promote financial preparedness and currently serves on a legislative commission of the State of Utah dedicated to fiscal preparedness. He served as a board member of the Utah State Board of Education and has worked as a Hispanic Outreach Committee leader in Provo, Utah. In addition, Griffiths provides free tax assistance for the community through the Volunteer Income Tax Association.
“It is tough to grasp the extent to which all of us in the profession are standing on the shoulders of those who have come before us and worked so hard to make the profession what it is today,” said Griffiths. “Inheriting the public trust and the brand associated with being a CPA has been a great gift for me, and I’m happy to play my part by paying it forward and giving back to the profession.”