Assistant Professor of Accounting Philip Sookram Receives New Jersey Society of CPAs 2020 Ovation Award

Philip Sookram, assistant professor of accounting at Saint Peter’s University.

Jersey City, N.J. – July 6, 2020 – The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJCPA) has named Philip Sookram, assistant professor of accounting at Saint Peter’s University, an Ovation Award winner in the Emerging Leader category. The Ovation Awards were announced at the recent NJCPA Annual Business Meeting and distributed in seven categories: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Emerging Leader; Exceptional Educator; Impact; Innovation; Lifetime Leader and Woman to Watch.

The Emerging Leader category recognized savvy superstars who have been working in the accounting profession 10 years or less and have had noteworthy professional accomplishments; combined personal and professional achievements that merit special recognition; and/or actively participated in the advancement of the profession or NJCPA. The individuals stand out in the areas of professional knowledge, skill, integrity and leadership.

Sookram was specifically recognized for having a significant impact on the accounting program at Saint Peter’s and the University’s students. The University’s 2019 accounting majors achieved a placement rate of 100 percent in the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Report. Sookram assisted in the development and instruction of a new capstone course as part of the accounting curriculum called “Pathway to the CPA.” He also regularly speaks to students about their careers and is active in the NJCPA Emerging Leaders Council.

The NJCPA, with more than 14,500 members, represents the interests of the accounting profession and advances the financial well-being of the people of New Jersey. The NJCPA plays a leadership role in supporting the profession by providing members with educational resources, access to shared knowledge and a continuing effort to create and expand professional opportunities.

To view all of the Ovation Award winners, please visit the NJCPA website. Learn more about the Saint Peter’s accountancy and business law undergraduate program or the Master of Science in Accountancy on the University’s website.

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