Gumbiner Savett Inc. (Los Angeles) and BKR International Award Scholarship to Accounting Student

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is pleased to announce that USC accounting student Hiroko Kubo has been awarded the BKR International Scholarship Award.

As the host firm of the BKR International Worldwide meeting this month, Gumbiner Savett was given the honor of choosing a recipient for the organization’s $3,000 scholarship to be given to a student pursuing an accounting degree. BKR International, a leading association of independent accounting and business advisory firms is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is holding their worldwide meeting in Los Angeles.

“We are proud to have taken part in awarding this scholarship to a very deserving student, who will become a future accounting professional,” said Rick Parent, Managing Director at Gumbiner Savett. “California has the largest group of licensed accounting practitioners in the nation, as a Los Angeles based firm, giving back to the profession is extremely important.”

GS chose the scholarship recipient from student applicants in accounting programs throughout Los Angeles County.  Requirements for the scholarship applicants included students with strong grades, who had involvement in extra-curricular activities, and relevant work experience. Those qualified where invited to in-person interviews in order to find the most well-deserved student for the $3,000 prize.

“As an organization supporting accountants around the world, we take pride in our ability to give thousands of dollars in scholarships to incoming practitioners,” stated Howard Rosen, CEO of BKR International. “It establishes how BKR International gives back in real ways to the industry.”

Kubo will receive her award at BKR International’s Gala at the Loew’s Hollywood hotel. The gala is part of the Worldwide Meeting which brings together member firms from all over the world for professional learning, networking and discussions about the future of the accounting field.   

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