Elijah Watt Sells Award- Simandhar

The AICPA established the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 1923 to recognize exceptional performance on the CPA Exam. Sells, one of the first CPAs in the United States, was instrumental in establishing the AICPA and advancing professional education within the field. The Watt Sells award, named after CPA pioneer Elijah Watt Sells, is granted to candidates who achieved a cumulative average score of 95.50 or higher on each of the four portions of the Uniform CPA Examination, completed testing during the calendar year, and passed all four sections of on their first try.

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Elijah Watt Sells Award Winner at Simandhar Education

Simandhar Education is India’s only institute that has gained the honor of the Watt Sells Award. We congratulate the winner on successfully accomplishing his CPA certificate with the highest scores in the country.

Know the CPA Topper

Kavneet Hanspal is a CA-inter and a B.Com graduate. After passing CA-inter, he took a break from CA training and opted to focus on US CPA. Kavneet scored 99 in BEC, 97 in REG, 96 in FAR, and 93 in AUD, for a total score of 96.25, thanks to his tireless work and Simandhar's coaching. He received the Elijah Watts Sells Award 2021 as an honorary recipient for his remarkable achievement on the CPA examinations.

Our US CPA alumni, Dhruv Patel has set a new benchmark by winning the Elijah Watt Sells Award - An award for excellent performance in the US CPA. He scored in BEC 98, REG 97, FAR 98, and AUD 91 respectively, and was placed in EY by Simandhar in 4 days as an Advanced Analyst.

US CPA Alumni, Trishla Maniar has maintained the legacy of Simandhar Education by winning the Elijah Watt Award 2022. Her exceptional performance in the US CPA exams has made us extremely proud. She scored 97 in BEC, 97 in REG, 98 in FAR, and 96 in AUD.

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The Pride of Simandhar – Our Students/Alumni

We always take pride in the achievements of our students.

Our Students Kavneet Hanspal and Dhruv Patel have not just made Simandhar proud but our whole country by being the only Indian to win the Elijah Watt Sells award. Many of our students have been placed in the Big 4s and other major accounting firms and top MNCs. They have gone on to occupy key positions in major corporations and contribute to the growth significantly.

No matter how high they reach in their careers, they will always be our alumni and a part of the Simandhar family.

Our Students Are Placed In The Following Companies

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US CPA - Delhi, India
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Dhruv Patel
US CPA -Gujarat, India
EY
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Akshita Surana
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Deloitte
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SPA Associates
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Frequently asked questions

What is the Elijah Watt Sells Award?

The Watt Sells award, named after CPA pioneer Elijah Watt Sells, is presented to candidates who score a cumulative average score of 95.50 or higher in all four subjects of the CPA Course. Also, the candidates must have completed testing during one calendar year and passed all four sections on their first try.

Who is Elijah Watt Sells?

Sells, one of the first CPAs in the United States, was instrumental in establishing the AICPA and advancing professional education within the field. AICPA coined the award in his name to recognize his contributions.

When and why was the Elijah Watt Sells Award program established?

The AICPA established the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 1923 to recognize the exceptional performance of the candidates in the CPA course.

Who grants the Elijah Watt Sells Award?

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the United States' primary professional association for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs). It is the regulatory body that monitors the CPA course globally and is responsible for recognizing the talent by presenting the Elijah Watt Sells Award to candidates.

How many aspirants in India have received the Elijah Watt Sells Award so far?

Kavneet Hanspal, an alumnus of Simandhar Education, is the only candidate to bag the Elijah Watt Sells Award from India.

What is the process for receiving the Elijah Watt Sells Award?

The Watt Sells Award does not need an application. If you are eligible, you will be notified in the spring of the year following your testing.

What are the qualifications for the Elijah Watt Sells Award?

You must fulfill both of the following conditions to be considered for the Elijah Watt Sells Award:

  • Obtain a cumulative average score of 95.50 on the CPA Exam in all four parts.
  • Pass the CPA Exam in all four parts on the first try.

What are the advantages of being awarded the Elijah Watt Sells Award?

The Elijah Watt Sells Award honors exceptional CPA Exam achievement. This accomplishment can help applicants stand out from other accounting resumes and boost their confidence as registered CPAs.

What is the number of Elijah Watt Sells Award winners annually?

The number of Elijah Watt Sells Award recipients is determined by the number of candidates who pass the CPA course and complete the qualifying requirements. The AICPA just announced that 57 candidates for the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 2021 have qualified.

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