Business awards earned in Tucson and Southern Arizona | Business
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R&A CPAs: R&A CPAs has been named a Top 500 Firm for 2022 by Inside Public Accounting. The annual ranking gathers surveys and analytical data from firms across the United States. R&A helps clients achieve their financial goals with strategic solutions that improve their tax position, mitigate financial risks and optimize accounting operations.
University of Arizona: The University of Arizona Eller College of Management is the recipient of a commitment from The Deloitte Foundation of more than $170,000. The funds will be used to help the college develop and implement the First Generation Together initiative in the Dhaliwal Reidy School of Accountancy’s Introduction to Financial Accounting class. The First Generation Together initiative plans to reach up to 300 students in the Eller College of Management per year. The initiative will provide opportunities for guest speakers, including Deloitte professionals, to share information and knowledge about the professional services industry, specifically accounting, with an aim toward helping students build awareness and develop skills to be successful.
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Tucson Airport Authority: The Tucson Airport Authority Police Department’s K9 unit earned recertification through the Transportation Security Administration National Explosives Detection Canine Program. The recertification process is an annual test that covers every aspect of both the handler’s and the canine’s skillsets. It takes K9 teams through various scenarios on and off site. The Tucson Airport Authority unit consists of Corporal Nicholas Thompson and K9 Blek, Officer Daniel Mesa and K9 Ficko, and Officer Gordon Beyer and K9 Yewa. Together, the three law enforcement officers have more than 24 years of experience as K9 handlers.
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