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Southern Miss Graduate Speights Becomes CPA PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
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University of Southern Mississippi graduate Scott Speights recently passed one of the nation’s more comprehensive examinations to become a Certified Public Accountant.

The CPA exam includes sections covering auditing and attestation, financial accounting and reporting, regulation and business environment and concepts.

Speights, a Wesson native, currently serves as director of the County Audit Section within the Financial and Compliance Audit Division of the state auditor’s office. The County Audit Section is responsible for performing financial and compliance audits of counties in Mississippi.

“The Office of the State Auditor is fortunate to have employees like Scott who have established a career and family but are willing to make a commitment to hundreds of hours of studying and testing to become a CPA,” said State Auditor Stacey Pickering.

Speights earned his degree in accounting from Southern Miss and a Master of Business Administration from Mississippi College. He is married to the former Sharon Hartgraves of Wesson. The couple has two daughters – Laura Jill and Anna Frances.

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