Feb 3 • 3 min read

Department of Accounting at the Fox School of Business is pleased to announce the honorees of the 2020 Accounting Achievement Awards. These distinguished alumni will be recognized at the fourth annual awards ceremony at Vie on Wednesday, April 29. Hosted by the Department of Accounting, the event will recognize the six alumni with awards reflective of their professional careers and civic service:

Joshua E. Kramer​, CPA, CIPM will receive the Rising Star Award, presented to a public or private accounting professional who has demonstrated leadership skills and a commitment to the Fox School. Kramer, BBA ‘12, MAcc ‘13, is an audit manager in the Investment Industry Group of Kreischer Miller and a board member of the Fox School’s Young Accounting Alumni Group.

Raman Mahadevan, CPA, CA will receive the Public Accounting Award, presented for outstanding success in the public accounting sector. Mahadevan, MS ’91, is a partner and the Philadelphia Tax Market Leader at Ernst & Young in Philadelphia. He is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Accounting Circle.

Robert F. McCadden, CPA will receive the Corporate Award, presented to an executive-level professional who has responsibility for the financial operations of their organization and has demonstrated industry expertise. McCadden, BBA ‘79, recently retired from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Pennsylvania Real Estate Investment Trust, a position he held since May 2004. He is a trustee for Universal Health Realty Income Trust and a member of the Executive Committee of the Accounting Circle.

Jennifer Cryder, CPA, MBA will receive the Non-Profit/Government Award, presented to a professional who has achieved success in the not-for-profit or government sector. Cryder, BBA ‘03, is executive vice president and chief operating officer of the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), a professional association of more than 22,000 CPAs in Pennsylvania. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Accounting Circle.

Robert M. Tarola, CPA, CGMA will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented to a professional who has advanced the accounting profession through their sustained leadership in public accounting, business, or academic communities. Tarola, BBA ‘73, is the president of Right Advisory LLC, a firm he co-founded in 2008. He is a recipient of the 2005 Musser Award for Excellence in Alumni Leadership (2005) and is one of the Fox School of Business Centennial Honorees. Tarola is also a member of the FOx School’s Board of Visitors. 

Johnny Young will receive the Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his exceptional career accomplishments. Young, BS ‘66, served the United States State Department as a career diplomat for over 37 years. He was a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Career Ambassador. He served abroad as US Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia, the State of Bahrain, the Republic of Togo, and the Republic of Sierra Leone. From August 2007 to February 2015, Young held the position of Executive Director of Migration and Refugee Services of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. Young is also a Fox School of Business Centennial Honoree. 

The Accounting Achievement Awards honor the accomplishments of Temple University accounting alumni and recognize the impact professionals in accounting and related fields have on their communities. The net proceeds from the event are added to the Accounting Achievement Awards Term Scholarship Fund, which supports high-achieving accounting students pursuing undergraduate and Master of Accountancy (MAcc) degrees.