Caleb Jenkins recognized as Top 40 under 40 in Accounting Profession by CPA Practice Advisor

September 15, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
September 15, 2016 - CPA Practice Advisor has announced the recipients of its annual 40 Under 40 Awards, a program designed to recognize and honor young leaders who are helping to positively shape the accounting and tax profession. CPA Practice Advisor also recognizes 20 Professional Partners, who are young leaders helping advance the profession through their roles in technology, education, consulting and firm development.

"I'm humbled and extremely honored to be recognized as 2016 '40 Under 40' in the accounting and tax profession by CPA Practice Advisor," said Caleb Jenkins, Leader of Cloud Accounting at RLJ Financial Services, Inc. "This new honor further symbolizes the commitment I have to excellence and innovation within the accounting profession. I'm honored with the responsibility and privilege to take up the baton from the past generation. I look forward to working with brightest and best minds in the accounting profession to innovate and serve our clientele with excellence. One of my greatest delights is the opportunity to implement these innovative technologies and ideas in developing countries for those in material poverty through initiatives like the SALT program."

This year's 40 Under 40 honorees are among the best and brightest talent in the accounting profession. They are all active in the professional community, as well as in their local communities, where many are small business owners and employers. Many are also frequently seen at industry trade shows, such as AICPA PS/Tech and state CPA society events, giving seminars or participating in roundtable discussions on evolving practices and technologies.

"Caleb Jenkins and these other young professionals are blazing a trail for their peers to follow, and are dedicated to enhancing firm management and client service through innovative technologies and workflow practices," said Gail Perry, CPA, Editor-in-Chief of CPA Practice Advisor. "They are leading the way in firms of all sizes as the profession evolves to meet changing demands. We are proud to honor these professionals as 2016 '40 Under 40' Honorees."

Randy Jenkins, President & CEO of RLJ Financial Services, Inc. said, "Caleb has an aptitude for learning and implementing new technologies that assist our clients' business operate more effectively. This is a real blessing to both our clients and our firm."

Here is what some of Caleb's app partners had to say about his recognition as 2016 Top 40 Under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor:

"It's no surprise to me that Caleb Jenkins is a 40 under 40 honoree," said Kelly Bistriceanu, Accountant Program Director at "He's ambitious, passionate about saving his clients time and money, and an incredible ambassador for cloud technology. And not only that, but he uses his talents to give back to others. The field of accounting is lucky to have him."

"Caleb is one of those special business partners that comes out of the blue, is thoroughly enjoyable to work with, and is also suddenly embraced on social media and getting attention from all quarters," said Brian Austin, Industry Relations at Avalara. "He's as recognized for his volunteer work and giving spirit as he is for his leadership and inquisitive spirit in helping his clients move to the cloud. We couldn't think of a more fitting business partner and friend of Avalara to be included on CPA Practice Advisor's prestigious 40 Under 40 list for 2016, and expect to see him collecting additional honors in the years ahead."

"Caleb is truly deserving of being recognized as one of the 40 under 40 in the accounting profession," said Ian Vacin, Product Marketing at Karbon. "Caleb has all the qualities of not just a future leader of the profession, but a current leader, and has already achieved an amazing amount in a short career. At Karbon, we are proud to partner with a trailblazer like Caleb-his passion, ambition, and energy is unrivaled. We're looking forward to working closely with him for many years to come."

"We were thrilled to hear that Caleb was selected for the Top 40 under 40 by CPA Practice Advisor," said Barb Anderson, Chief Revenue Officer at Method. "Caleb definitely personifies the new generation of accounting professionals, as evidenced by his support of app developers (like Method) and his presence on social media. Congratulations Caleb!"

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"Caleb is a great example of the new generation of financial professionals," said Damien Greathead, VP of North America at Receipt Bank. "He's passionate about technology, but not at the expense of providing value to his clients. On social media, at events and in philanthropic work abroad, he is a champion for the good the industry can do. This recognition is well deserved."

About RLJ Financial Services, Inc.
At RLJ Financial Services, We equip individuals and small businesses with vision and resources to proactively and effectively impact the world. We do this by helping individuals and small businesses meet their goals through cloud accounting services, retirement planning, estate planning, business profitability, tax planning and preparation, payroll services, cash flow management, and business succession planning.
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