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Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA – 2018 40 Under 40 Honoree

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Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA

Pannell Kerr Forster, P.C. (PKF Texas)
Houston, TX

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Professional Associations/Memberships:

  • Incoming Chair AICPA PCPS Technical Issues Committee
  • TIC Representative to AICPA PCPS Executive Committee
  • Houston Society of CPAs Board of Directors
  • Texas Society of CPAs Board of Directors
  • AICPA Women in Profession Summit Conference Planning Committee

Career Highlights:

  • 2016, 2017, 2018, “Most Powerful Women in Accounting” List, CPA Practice Advisor
  • 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, “40 under 40,” CPA Practice Advisor
  • 1st woman to receive Maximo “Outstanding Young CPA Award,” AICPA
  • 2018, Significant Contribution by Member in Education, HCPAS,
  • 2014, Rising Star, TSCPA
  • 2015, “40 Under 40,” NACVA
  • Rice University Business School Part-Time Faculty

What are you doing to make a difference in the profession, your community, the world?

One of the most important outreaches I do for the profession is serving on the AICPA PCPS Technical Issues Committee (TIC). TIC provides feedback and comment letters to standard setters that impact private entities and their CPAs. The common misconception is that standard setters don’t care about {insert common complaint here}. However, I have personally found that is the furthest from the truth. The standard setters do read your letters and take them into account when drafting final guidance. I encourage you to write a letter when a standard impacts you (or your client, if applicable). You don’t have to be overly technical in your response or even answer all the questions; your voice is important.

Favorite books/websites/speakers:

I am currently reading Daniel Pink’s A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future.

In short, it is no longer going to be enough to be technical, per Pink, we are past the information age and into the conceptual age. In the space I work in, it is a forgone conclusion you will have the technical skill set to be able to perform analysis of data. The differentiator will be the ability to interpret and communicate that analysis.

What do you see yourself doing professionally in 10 years?

Accounting!!! :0)

What accounting conferences do you normally attend?

Engage, Women in Profession Summit, ACFE National

What websites/magazines do you use to keep up on news of the accounting profession?

CPA Daily News, CPA Practice Advisor, Accounting Today, Journal of Accountancy, Fraud Magazine


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