Indianapolis – Blue & Co., LLC is proud to announce that Gavin Fox and Jill Hanson are serving as mentors in the Indiana CPA Society (INCPAS) Scholar Program.
The INCPAS Scholars Program was created when members observed the diversity of the CPA profession in Indiana has not been reflective of the diversity of the general population. INCPAS formed a series of initiatives, aimed at increasing awareness of the need for diversity throughout the profession, along with programs designed to encourage students of diverse backgrounds to consider accounting, including INCPAS Scholars. INCPAS hopes that these advances in diversity will not only increase the talent pool of future CPAs, but it will also enable the profession to better serve clients and employers, and strengthen the CPAs role as an objective expert.
Fox joined Blue & Co. in 2009, and is currently a manager in the Carmel office. He says he hopes to introduce someone who may have never considered a career in public accounting to how rewarding it can be.
“A career in public accounting can provide amazing benefits to the community in which we live, and to you personally,” he said. “I appreciate the opportunity to mentor and invest time in the future of our profession.”
Hanson joined Blue & Co.’s Indianapolis office in 2013, and she currently serves as a senior accountant in the tax department. Hanson says she’s excited to see the emphasis placed on increasing diversity within the accounting profession.
“The INCPAS Scholars Program is set up with monthly meetings and discussion prompts so that the scholars can gain insight into the many facets of accounting,” she said. “It was encouraging to see the program already has a success story of a scholar who went through the high school program, graduated college, and is now an exam candidate.”
About Indiana CPA Society
The Indiana CPA Society is a statewide professional association representing more than 7,000 CPAs in the public practice, business and industry, government, and education. INCPAS serves the public as well as its members. The organization functions as an advocate for the profession through education, public awareness, government relations, and promotion of high ethical standards. Programs and services offered by the Society are designed to meet the needs that have been identified for its diverse membership.
About Blue and Co.
Blue & Co., LLC is an independent accounting and advisory firm with 400 people in 13 offices across Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and Texas. With over 45 years of experience, Blue & Co.’s public accounting expertise includes the practice areas of assurance, tax compliance and consulting, healthcare consulting, benefit plan services, valuation and litigation support, and business services. Its industry specializations include healthcare, construction, nonprofit, manufacturing & distribution, technology, financial services organizations, and agribusiness.
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