State Auditor Beth Wood is being recognized as one of the 25 most powerful women in accounting.
CPA Practice Advisor magazine lists Wood, a Democrat, among company chief executives, authors and top private sector officials. She is the only elected official on the list, which is the first of its kind from the industry publication.
The magazine said it “realized that women were not receiving the recognition they deserved despite their enormous influence on the accounting profession. We became committed to honoring the women who are making the greatest impact in this profession.”
From the write up: “During her tenure in the State Auditor’s Office, Beth was instrumental in bringing the state’s compliance supplements up to federal standards, ensuring that federal grants are being used as intended. She was a leader in redesigning the Auditor’s Office training program to make training more relevant to state auditors’ work. And she helped develop employee evaluations that better reflected the job performance of Auditor’s Office employees.”