Verenice Flores, CPA was one of only 41 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s tenth graduating class. Verenice was selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from October 7-11 in Durham, N.C.
Verenice Flores is a Supervisor with Fair, Anderson & Langerman, a Las Vegas based public accounting and business advisory firm. Verenice is responsible for the planning and review of assurance engagements for real estate, construction, and high-net-worth clients. Her experience includes federal and multi-state taxation as well as tax compliance for closely-held business and high-net-worth individuals. She has experience in a wide array of industries, including real estate, construction, food and beverage and professional services industries.
Verenice is passionate about the community. She was involved in the reorganization of the Clark County School District by serving on the Community Implementation Council and is a member of the Superintendent’s Budget Task Force. Previously, Verenice has served on the NVCPA Young Professional Committee.
Verenice earned her accounting degree from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
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, including Eric Hansen, CPA, CGMA, chair of the American Institute of CPAs, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO, and Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, Executive Vice President – Firm Services, Association of Certified Professional Accountants.
Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry and consulting firms.
The 2018 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally. They also wrote an essay on the topic “The future will bring significant changes to the accounting profession. What do leaders have to get right in order to successfully lead?”
To date, 310 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.
More information about the AICPA Leadership Academy is available online.
“I am very excited to join the Leadership Academy and am looking forward to the challenge and growth it will bring.” – Verenice Flores, CPA from Fair, Anderson & Langerman