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Ryan LaRue, CPA, CFE was one of 38 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 11th graduating class. Ryan, a manager at global advisory firm StoneTurn, was selected based on his exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from October 6-10 in Durham, North Carolina.

As a CPA and Certified Fraud Examiner at StoneTurn, Ryan assists and advises clients and counsel with forensic accounting, complex litigation, and compliance and monitoring matters. He has experience leading and performing forensic accounting investigations, assisting counsel and organizations with accounting and auditing matters, and performing assessments of internal controls and remediation initiatives. He also has experience assisting clients with matters involving SEC enforcement inquiries and internal investigations. As StoneTurn continues to expand across the globe, Ryan takes an active role in mentoring up and coming professionals. Previously Ryan was an Audit Senior in the external audit practice at a Big Four accounting firm. Ryan graduated from the University at Albany with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Forensic Accounting.

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, including William (Bill) Reeb CPA, CITP, CGMA, chair of the American Institute of CPAs, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO and Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, Executive Vice President – Firm Services, Association of Certified Professional Accountants.

Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia and consulting firms.

The 2019 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally. They also wrote an essay on the topic “The future will bring significant changes to the accounting profession. What do leaders have to get right in order to successfully lead?”

To date, 351 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy — including Toby Ralston (2013 Leadership Academy graduate) — many of whom have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms, businesses and volunteer organizations.

More information about the AICPA Leadership Academy is available online.

Meet Ryan

Ryan LaRue

Ryan LaRue, a Manager with StoneTurn, has experience in forensic accounting and auditing, litigation advisory, and compliance and monitoring. Ryan’s experience includes performing forensic accounting investigations and assisting counsel with […]