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Elijah Watt Sells Award winners

Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners: Simandhar

The AICPA established the Elijah Watt Sells Award in 1923 to recognise 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 achieve a cumulative average score of 95.50 or higher on each of the four portions of the Uniform CPA Examination, complete testing during the calendar year, and pass all four sections on their first try.

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Elijah Watt Sells Award Winners at Simandhar Education

Simandhar Education is India that has gained the honour of the Watt Sells Award. We congratulate the winner on successfully obtaining his CPA certificate with the highest scores in the country.

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Our CPA Alumnus, Khushbu Mittal a B.Com graduate who embarked on her US CPA journey while excelling at Deloitte. With exceptional scores of 99 in FAR, 99 in REG, 96 in BEC, and 94 in AUD, she secured an impressive 97% total. Khushbu's relentless effort, coupled with Simandhar's guidance, earned her the prestigious Elijah Watts Sells Award in 2023—an extraordinary accomplishment on the US CPA examinations.

Our US CPA alumnus, Sachin Mall is a B.Com graduate. After completing his graduation, he got himself enrolled for US CPA. Sachin achieved an outstanding 99 in FAR, 99 in REG, 97 in BEC, and 93 in AUD which got him a total score of 97%. Thanks to his tireless work and Simandhar's coaching. He received the Elijah Watts Sells Award in 2023 as an honorary recipient for his remarkable achievement on the US CPA examinations.

US CPA Alumnus, Trishla Maniar has maintained the legacy of Simandhar Education by winning the Elijah Watt Award for 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.

Our US CPA alumnus, 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.

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 for 2021 as an honorary recipient for his remarkable achievement on the CPA examinations.

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The Pride of Simandhar – Our Students/Alumni

We always take pride in the achievements of our students.

Our students, Khushbu Mittal, Sachin Mall, Trishla Maniar, Kavneet Hanspal and Dhruv Patel, have not just made Simandhar proud but our whole country by being the only Indians to win the Elijah Watt Sells award. Many of our students have been placed at the Big 4 and other major accounting firms and top MNCs. They have gone on to hold key positions in major corporations and have made significant contributions to their growth.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ's)

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.

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 recognise his contributions.

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

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 recognising talent by presenting the Elijah Watt Sells Award to candidates.

Khushbu Mittal, Sachin Mall, Trishla Mnaiar, Dhruv Patel, Kavneet Hanspal, Simandhar alumni, are the only candidates to bag the Elijah Watt Sells Award from India.

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.

You must fulfill sizes='100vw' 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.

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

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.