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40 Under 40 Honoree: Robert L. Lewis, Jr., CPA.CITP – 36

Sr. Marketing Manager, Accounting Professionals, Microsoft Business Division, Redmond, WA

Education – BSC Accounting, Santa Clara University
Family – Wife Krista; daughter Addison 2; son Spencer
7 months.
Hobbies & Interests – Competitive ski racing, travel
and being a dad.
Professional Affiliations – Washington Society of CPAs.

What peers, clients and friends say about Bob:
Bob is an accessible leader within Microsoft who actively listens to and understands
the needs of the profession. He understands the business of accounting, sees
emerging trends and works to help the profession take advantage of those opportunities.

What technology or business process does Bob see affecting the tax
and accounting profession in the next five years?

“Technology is becoming more central to the role that the accountant plays
with their client, and in my role with Microsoft I’m in a unique position
to help accounting professionals recognize and capitalize on these huge opportunities.
I am a CPA.CITP, strategist, marketer and spokesperson for Microsoft, which
allows me to guide efforts to deliver products and programs that improve the
way small businesses and their accountants manage their businesses and work
together more effectively. Accountants play the role of most trusted advisor,
and there are great opportunities to expand the footprint of services delivered
by the profession.” Bob has written an article on the topic at

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