LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, July 8, 2020 – Chase Haynes, CPA, CFE, was one of only 30 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 12th graduating class. Chase was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held in October.
Chase Haynes is an audit manager at the Little Rock office of Landmark CPAs and has more than eight years of public accounting and auditing experience. Chase serves a variety of clients including not-for-profits, governments, schools and banks. Chase graduated with cum laude honors from Harding University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. He earned his Certified Public Accountant license in 2015 and his Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) certification in 2020. He is a member of the AICPA and the Arkansas Society of CPAs.
“Each time I hire someone, I hope that person has what it takes to make it in our profession and has the skills to one day lead our firm as a partner. Without a doubt, Chase has those skills,” said Landmark’s Co-Managing Member Randy Milligan. “Our staff members look up to Chase not only because of his knowledge, but also because of his outstanding leadership style and the fact that he takes the time to listen. We are proud of Chase for this accomplishment.”
The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs. The Leadership Academy features career-development workshops and sessions with some of the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers.
Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia and consulting firms and were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies and/or volunteer organizations. To date, more than 385 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms, businesses and volunteer organizations.
For more information about the AICPA Leadership Academy, visit AICPA.org/Leadership.