Gainesville, Fla. (August 10, 2020) – Accounting Today, the premier publication of the certified public accounting industry, has named CPAmerica member firm GRF CPAs & Advisors’ Jackie Cardello to the 2020 Managing Partner Elite list. Cardello is one of ten managing partners across the country to receive this prestigious recognition from Accounting Today.

“I recognize the important role women play in leading teams, so I have consistently supported the firm’s efforts to identify future female leaders and mentor them into leadership positions in record numbers, “ Jackie Cardello said when asked what makes her stand out as a managing partner. “Over the seven years I have served as managing partner, GRF has added 11 female leaders, but I’m not done. In 2019, the firm’s female leaders and I formalized the firm’s initiative to support women, Women on the Move. Perhaps even more important, the firm is focusing on diversity and inclusion. At a time when the industry is losing graduates with accounting degrees and seeing even fewer CPAs among people of color and other protected groups, GRF is posting some impressive results.”

Past CPAmerica members recognized as an Accounting Today MP Elite include:

  • 2012 MP Elite – David Graling, Gelman, Rosenberg & Freeman CPAs
  • 2015 MP Elite – Gregory Burbach, Honkamp Krueger & Co., P.C.
  • 2015 MP Elite – Michael Gillis, DMJ & Co., PLLC
  • 2017 MP Elite – Alton Miyashiro, N&K CPAs, Inc.
  • 2019 MP Elite – Seth McDaniel, Frazier & Deeter, LLC

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