Seth Serhienko from Widmer Roel
Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2020 Leadership Academy
Seth Serhienko, CPA was one of only 30 CPAs honored by
the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 12th
graduating class. Seth was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills
and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which
will be held October 5-8.
Seth is a manager in the audit department of Widmer
Roel, a local public accounting and business advisory firm in Fargo, ND. Serhienko provides audit and accounting
services to a wide range of clients.
Seth is a native of Bottineau, ND and earned a bachelor’s degree from
Iowa State University and an associate’s degree from Dakota College at
Bottineau. He joined Widmer Roel in
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 Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA, chairman of the American
Institute of CPAs and Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs
president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO.
were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry,
academia and consulting firms.
The 2020 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. 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
date, more than 385 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, visit AICPA.org/Leadership