Bell & Company, PA was selected by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as the recepient of the 2011 Public Service award where we traveled to Ameila Island Florida to receive.
Here is the press release from the award.
Amelia Island, Fla. (Oct. 22, 2012) – The American Institute of CPAs is pleased to announce that Johnny K. Hudson, CPA is the 2011 recipient of the Institute’s Public Service Award for Individuals. Bell & Company, North Little Rock, Ark. and the Reznick Group, Bethesda, Md. have received the 2011 Public Service Award for Firms. The annual awards honor members and firms of the AICPA who have made significant contributions to their communities. The recipients received their awards at the fall meeting of the Institute’s governing Council in Amelia Island, Fla.
Kathy G. Eddy, chair of the awards committee presented the awards.
“The many strong candidates for these awards make it difficult to select individuals and firms. So many make significant contributions to their communities,” said Kathy Eddy, chair of the AICPA’s awards committee, “It is our belief that all of compassionate and tireless volunteers should be recognized. But this year’s winners, Johnny K. Hudson, Bell & Company and the Reznick Group clearly stand out.”
Bell & Company’s partners and employees have served in pivotal roles in community organizations throughout North Little Rock, Ark. and Haiti. Following the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, the firm raised much needed funds for school supplies for children residing a remote village. The firm gathered, sorted and packed the supplies into 400 individual containers per child. In the same village, Bell & Company supported a medical clinic by providing Internet service and funding a full-time nurse. The firms sent two employees to the location to personally distribute the school supplies and help set up the clinic.
In Arkansas, Bell& amp; Company supports the Arkansas State Mental Hospital through volunteerism and donations, staff members serve meals for the homeless at the Salvation Army the first Wed. of each month and is actively involved in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and Hearts and Hooves, a therapeutic horse riding and teaching facility for those with disabilities.