BUFFALO, N.Y. – Steven Kreit ’90, audit partner at
EisnerAmper LLP, has been named the 2014 Accountant of the Year by
the University at Buffalo School of Management.
The UB School of Management’s Department of Accounting and
Law honored Kreit at its annual awards banquet on May 1 at the
Ramada Hotel and Conference Center.
Established in 1984, the award honors a graduate who has been
successful in the accounting profession and made significant
contributions to the School of Management and its students.
“Steve loves the School of Management, and he makes
sacrifices to visit campus every year,” says Alex B. Ampadu,
associate professor of accounting and law. “In addition to
his long-term financial commitment, Steve personally recruits and
interviews students for positions at EisnerAmper, and helps mold
students through networking events and by speaking to student
organizations and classes.”
Kreit, a CPA, has 20 years of experience auditing public
companies and ensuring compliance with federal regulations. As
audit partner at EisnerAmper, he works with clients from emerging
startups to mature corporations across a variety of industries. An
internal leader, he also spearheads the firm’s annual
research report and serves as dean of its in-house Audit College of
In addition, Kreit volunteers as treasurer for the Hewlett-East
Rockaway Jewish Centre in East Rockaway and serves on the
Securities and Exchange Commission Practice Committee for the New
York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Several School of Management students also received awards at
The Narang (David) Kim Memorial Award, new this year, was given
to Sammy DiSalvo ’14 of Greece in recognition of his strong
leadership, willingness to help, outgoing nature, positive attitude
and uplifting spirit. The award is presented to an outstanding Beta
Alpha Psi member by other members of the student organization.
Louis Galarza ’14 of Hopewell Junction received the
PricewaterhouseCoopers Outstanding Service Award, another new honor
this year. The award is presented to a graduating senior who will
continue into the Master of Science program, who has provided
opportunities for development and service and encouraged a sense of
ethical, social and public responsibility among Beta Alpha Psi
members and professionals.
The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) Award of Honor
recognizes the graduating senior and graduating master’s
student with the highest average grade in all accounting courses.
The undergraduate recipient was Joshua Seward ’14 of Webster,
and three graduate students tied for the honor: Jacqueline Krajacic
’13, MS ’14, of Williamsville; Amilyn Scott ’13,
MS ’14, of Forestville; and Matthew Silver ’13, MS
’14, of Plainview.
The NYSSCPA also honored Alec Schon ’15 of Hauppauge with
the John T. Kennedy Memorial Award, given to the junior accounting
major with the highest overall scholastic average.
Jocelin Thomas ’14 of Buffalo received the Lisa Friedman
Memorial Award, given to a graduating female student from the
undergraduate program who is highly regarded by her peers as an
accountant and friend.
Thomas also accepted the Michael S. Dockery Memorial Award,
presented to the senior accounting student who has contributed in a
superior way to the Institute of Management Accountants and to the
accounting profession, fellow students and the School of
Victoria Fortman ’13, MS ’14, of Grand Island
received the Federation of Schools of Accountancy Award, given to a
master’s student in accounting for academic achievement.
Anna McCullough ’13, MS ’14, of Lockport took home
the Eddy Lin Memorial Award, given to a graduating student focusing
on a career with a mid-size public accounting firm, who has
actively mentored others, exhibited scholastic excellence and a
passion for learning, and has a caring and fun attitude.
The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on
real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global
perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also
has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, the Financial Times,
Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its
programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates.
For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.