The goal of the CPA Center of Excellence® is to enhance vital business skills for the success of CPAs and other professionals, by cultivating resources, advocating for effective learning and facilitating knowledge sharing. 

Why it’s important

It’s no longer enough to be a CPA. We have to reach beyond past expectations of technical knowledge in order to succeed in this new, global, technology-driven environment. We must cultivate our core competencies (“soft skills” or business skills like critical thinking and decision making) that transcend the profession and set us apart from colleagues and make us stand out to clients. The CPA Center of Excellence® is for CPAs and other professionals who don’t settle for compliance, but strive for the highest level of excellence. 


  • eLearning and Live Training, Association Trends Magazine, 2017
  • Government Affairs Program, Indiana Society of Association Executives, 2016
  • Outstanding Newsletter, Indiana Society of Association Executives, 2016
  • Summit Award, American Society of Association Executives, 2016
  • Top Product, Accounting Today, 2016
  • Top Management Article, Chartered Management Institute, 2016, to advisor David Griffiths
  • Top Summer Reading, Accounting Today, 2015
  • Outstanding Program, Indiana Society of Association Executives, 2014

Press & News

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Download the CPA Center of Excellence Press Kit by clicking the cover image. Please contact Stephanie Parton for all media requests at (317) 726-5026.

CPA Center of Excellence® Receives Association Honor for eLearning & Live Training

February 27, 2017

Indianapolis, IN – The CPA Center of Excellence® was presented with the Silver Award for “eLearning and Live Training” by Association Trends at a ceremony on February, 23, in Washington, D.C. Association Trends, a provider of news and information for association leaders, annually recognizes association excellence across the country through its TRENDS All Media Contest. The award-winning CPA … Read More

Competency-Based Education Gaining Momentum; Supported by Indiana CPA Society

February 8, 2017

The movement toward a new learning model for professionals in the state of Indiana continues to gain momentum. Today, draft enabling legislation supported by the Indiana CPA Society, the statewide professional association for CPAs, was introduced in the Indiana General Assembly as HB 1467. It has the potential to add competency-based education to the current … Read More