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Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA – 2019 40 Under 40 Honoree


Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA

Vice President – Finance & Tax
1st Financial Bank USA
Dakota Dunes, SD 

Career Highlights:

    • Graduated Gonzaga University (Go Bulldogs!)
    • CPA in 2013 (after 8 years in the profession and 3 kids!)
    • Graduated AICPA Leadership Academy (Class of 2015)
    • 2015 SDCPA Outstanding Young CPA Award
    • 2017 AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award
    • Appointed to AICPA Council (2018-2021)
    • Joined Intend2Lead team in May 2018
    • 2017, 2018 & 2019 CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 List
    • 2018 & 2019 AICPA & CPA Practice Advisor 25 Most Powerful Women in Accounting Award
    • Interviewed Simon Sinek on FB Live at AICPA ENGAGE 2019

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

We live in a time of unlimited possibilities (#DimensionOfPossible) and sharing that potential with others is a passion for me. By volunteering with the AICPA on WIEC and Council, I believe I have the ability to learn from colleagues and influence decisions impacting the entire profession in a positive and meaningful way. In my local community we are experiencing changes in the demographics of our citizens and through my work with Mary J. Treglia Community House, I believe educating and empowering each member of our community will lead to growth and innovation. This is our time…#AmazeBalls!

Favorite books/websites/speakers that you find influential

  • Infinite Game – Simon Sinek
  • Dare to Lead – Brene Brown
  • The Big Leap – Gay Hendricks
  • Speakers – Sarah Elliott, Brian Kush, Amber Setter, Donna Salter, John O’Leary, Cy Wakeman, Simon Sinek, Brene Brown

What do you see yourself doing professionally in 10 years?

Helping firms and other organizations uncover their purpose and discover innovative ways to drive success (I also hope I am facilitating Unconscious Bias workshops to help organizations seek their blind spots and embrace vulnerability)!

What accounting conferences do you normally attend?

AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit and AICPA ENGAGE (EDGE)

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

CPA Practice Advisor, Journal of Accountancy, & CPA Trendlines


See all of the “40 Under 40” honorees for 2019