feniksHouston – The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) is pleased to announce that Melody Feniks, CPA, CGMA, has been named its 2016 Woman CPA of the Year. This award recognizes an individual for outstanding contributions to the accounting profession.

Melody's passion for accounting began at nine years old when she was thrilled by the magic of the bank reconciliation. She knew then that accounting was for her and has pursued that passion energetically ever since. She became a partner at age 30 and is now the sole proprietor of Feniks & Company, LLC.
Melody is very active in many accounting associations as well as the local community. She served on the AICPA Private Company Practice Section (PCPS) Executive Committee for five years, and currently is a member of the PCPS forum. Melody also founded and chairs the PCPS Women’s Firm Owner Networking Group. She has served her State Society in a number of roles, notably as past President of the Alaska Society of CPAs, Chair of the Ethics Committee, and Liaison to the Alaska Board of Public Accountancy on behalf of the Society. The Alaska Society recognized her service with their Distinguished Service Award and Public Service Award. Melody became a Trustee for the University of Alaska Foundation in 2009 and has chaired the Foundation's Finance and Audit Committee since 2012.

AWSCPA, organized in 1933, is a national network connecting and supporting today’s women CPAs through career and personal transitions with innovative training, customized mentorship, and focused relationships. For its members, AWSCPA provides:
• Resources and support for professional and personal development
• Opportunities for leadership participation, networking, and mentoring
• Visibility and recognition for the organization and its members
• Leadership in addressing the concerns of women in the accounting profession
If you would like additional information about AWSCPA, visit the website at www.awscpa.org or contact the National Office at info@awscpa.org