Lucretia L. Mattson, CPA, DBA, an associate professor in the Department of Accounting at UW-Eau Claire, has been appointed as a professional accounting member to the Wisconsin Accounting Examining Board by Gov. Jim Doyle. The State Senate confirmed the appointment on March 4, 2004, for a term expiring July 1, 2007. The Wisconsin Institute of CPAs (WICPA) was instrumental in her appointment.
Mattson is well-known nationally and in Wisconsin as a leader in the accounting profession. Most recently, she served on the Governing Council of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) from 2001 to 2003. She served as president of the Wisconsin Institute of CPAs in 1998-1999.
Mattson has received numerous awards from UW-Eau Claire and the accounting profession. In 2000, she was honored with both the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Teaching Award and the UW-Eau Claire Excellence in Service Award. It was the first time in the history of the university that an individual won both awards in one year. The recipient of the teaching award is chosen by the three prior years’ graduating classes. The service award is presented by the faculty committee. She also received the UW-Eau Claire Peat Marwick Professor of the Year Award in both 1997 and 1989.
In addition, Mattson received the Educator of the Year Award from the American Woman’s Society of CPAs in 2001. An active member of the WICPA since 1984, Mattson received the WICPA Achievement Award in 1998 for her role in the statewide component of the CPA Vision Project, a national grassroots effort designed to give CPAs input into forging the future of their own profession. Mattson was a member of the AICPA Vision Task Force. She also was awarded the WICPA Spirit Award in 1995 and the WICPA Teacher of the Year Award in 1993.
Additionally, Mattson has served as chairperson of the WICPA Nominations Committee, Leadership Committee, and Continuing Professional Education Committee, and has been a member of the CPE Council, Strategic Planning Task Force and CPE Task Force.
Besides teaching at UWEC, Mattson works for Bernicke & Associates, Ltd. in Eau Claire, where she serves both tax and financial planning clients.
The Accounting Examining Board licenses and regulates certified public accountants, public accountants and firms. The Board is composed of professional and public members who are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the Senate. The Board is overseen by the Department of Regulation and Licensing is an umbrella agency providing administrative services to the various professional boards.
The Wisconsin Institute of CPAs is the premier professional organization for Wisconsin CPAs, with more than 8,300 members in public accounting, industry, government and education.
- UW-Eau Claire News Bureau