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Ernie Almonte, CGFM received the AICPA’s 2016 Gold
Medal Award for Distinguished Service. The Gold Medal
is the highest honor awarded by the AICPA and is given
to CPAs whose influence on the accounting profession is
particularly notable.

Ernie has a lengthy history of serving as a volunteer
leader with the AICPA. From 2009-2010, Almonte served
as chair of the AICPA’s Board of Directors. He has
previously chaired the Institute’s Finance, Audit,
Nominations and Government Performance and
Accountability committees. Recently, he served as chair
of the AICPA’s National Financial Literacy Commission
from 2013-2015, promoting better financial decision
making among all Americans through his frequent media
and public speaking appearances.

He has also served as President of the Boston Chapter
of the AGA, the New England Intergovernmental Audit
Forum, the National State Auditors Association and the
Rhode Island Society of CPAs (RISCPA).

He is also active in his community, volunteering his time
with Operation Stand Down Rhode Island, Boy Scouts of
America, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce,
Elizabeth Buffam Chace House – a shelter for battered
women and abused children – and the Salvation Army.  
Boston Chapter
AGA National Awards
2015 – 2016 Program Year

Chapter Recognition Award
Platinum Level
2016 Winner - Boston Chapter
Dan Bonnette, CPA, President

Einhorn-Gary Award
Massachusetts Office of the State

Frank Greathouse Distinguished
Leadership Award
Ernest Almonte, CGFM, CPA,

AGA National Chapter
Service Award
Jane Gustowski, CPA