Juan Martinez from Widmer Roel Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2022 Leadership Academy

Fargo, ND, November 2022 – Juan Martinez, CPA was one of only 36 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 14th graduating class.  Juan was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which was held October 23-27th.

Juan Martinez is a Senior Manager at Widmer Roel, a Fargo, ND public accounting firm.  His responsibilities include providing audit and advisory services to a wide range of clients while maintaining a focus in the construction and employee benefit plan industries.

Juan is a native of Grafton, ND and earned a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from The University of North Dakota. Juan has been in public accounting since 2016 and obtained his ND CPA License in October of 2018.

Additionally, Juan has had the opportunity to serve as a Board Member for the North Dakota CPA Society since 2020.

The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs. 

The Leadership Academy features career-development workshops and sessions with some of the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers. Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, government, and consulting firms. 

The 2022 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies, and/or volunteer organizations. Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally. 

To date, more than 445 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms, businesses, and volunteer organizations.

For more information about the AICPA Leadership Academy, visit AICPA.org/Leadership.