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Senior Named Missouri’s Top Accounting Student

UMSL accounting student Benjamin Taylor was named the 2011-12 LEAP Student of the Year by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants.

Benjamin Taylor was shocked when he was notified that he’d been selected by the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants as the Lead and Enhance the Accounting Profession Student of the Month for June 2012. He was even more surprised when he learned a month later he’d been chosen as the 2011-12 LEAP Student of the Year.

“It was unexpected,” said Taylor, a senior majoring in accounting at the University of Missouri–St. Louis . “It’s an honor to be recognized by MSCPA. As a student, these are the professionals I look up to and some day hope to work with. Being recognized as not only student of the month, but student of the year is a great honor.”

He was chosen by a panel of independent judges for his involvement in the profession and UMSL community.

Taylor, a resident of St. Charles, Mo., has tutored numerous accounting students and prepared income taxed returns for clients through the IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program at UMSL.