Carr, Riggs, & Ingram (CRI) CPAs and Advisors announced that Montgomery Partner-in-Charge and Founding Firm Partner, Phyllis Ingram, was named to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor’s2020-2021 Most Powerful Women in Accounting” list.

Nominations for this award are open to the public, and 2020-2021 year nominations saw substantial growth from previous years, according to the AICPA and CPA Practice Advisor. Independent judges review the nominations and select 25 of those who help define and enhance the profession while embodying a list of specific characteristics and qualifications.

“Phyllis truly is an inspiration not only to the women of CRI, but to the firm as a whole. Her strong leadership is constant, and she is a key contributor to the success of the firm,” stated CRI Managing Partner, Bill Carr. “She gives freely of her time to mentor and motivate those around her while pouring into her community as well. We at CRI know that she is the best of the best, and we are grateful for what she brings to our firm and the accounting profession.”

Phyllis Ingram, CPA, also serves as CRI’s Financial Services Industry Line Leader and uses her more than 30 years of experience to deliver accounting, auditing, and taxation series to insurance companies, captives, workers’ compensation self-insurance funds, closely-held businesses, and nonprofit organizations throughout the United States.

The 2020-2021 winners of the “Most Powerful Women in Accounting” award were recognized virtually at the 2020 Women’s Global Leadership Summit and in person at the 2021 AICPA ENGAGE conference in July 2021.