In April 2019, the California Society of CPAs brought together prominent industry professionals at their Women Leadership Forum in San Francisco to celebrate outstanding women who have made significant contributions in accounting.
Green Hasson Janks (GHJ) Senior Manager Frances Ellington, DBA, CPA, won the CalCPA’s 2019 “Women to Watch” Award in the Emerging Leader category. The annual award recognizes female CPAs for leadership, community and public service, advocacy, mentoring and overall contributions to the accounting profession.
Dr. Ellington is the go-to technical specialist at GHJ on many state and local tax issues and is also a member of the Firm’s Food and Beverage and Health and Wellness Practices along with assisting clients in other industries with their state and local tax needs. Dr. Ellington’s strong technical skills, leadership within the Firm and community involvement, as well as her focus on delivering value to clients and mentorship of Firm members, made her an ideal match for this award. Dr. Ellington is not only a Woman to Watch but a woman who motivates and inspires other future leaders.