HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — The National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals has selected Eliott “Eli” Wilson, CPA, of Hess, Stewart & Campbell PLLC in Huntington as one of the 2015 “Top 10 Public Accounting Professionals” in West Virginia.
“We are very pleased to recognize Mr. Wilson, whose expertise, leadership and outstanding accomplishments in the field of public accounting have earned him this significant honor,” said Paul Witte, executive director of NAPAP.
A primary charter of the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals is to recognize and distinguish the Top 10 public accounting professionals in each state. The accountants who make the NAPAP “Top 10” list demonstrate an extensive amount of knowledge, skill, experience and success in the field of accounting.
To achieve this award, the accountants must first be nominated by industry peers or satisfied clients. The nominees are reviewed by the NAPAP research committee, which evaluates each nominee’s credentials against the award criteria, and compiles a list of finalists from which the NAPAP Board of Governors selects the top 10. Selection criteria include education, years of experience, areas of expertise, certifications, publications, awards, leadership and client satisfaction.
Wilson, a 2000 graduate of Point Pleasant High School and member of Lifespring Church in Point Pleasant, W.Va., is a member at Hess, Stewart & Campbell, where he has been employed since 2007. He is a part of the firm’s taxation, valuation and forensic accounting divisions. He has extensive experience with tax research, business valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and other consulting engagements involving forensic accounting and litigation support.
Wilson attended Marshall University as a John Marshall Scholar and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting), a Master of Business Administration, and a Master of Science in Human Resource Management.
His credentials include certified public accountant, certified in financial forensics, accredited in business valuation, and certified valuation analyst.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (including the forensic and valuation services section), the West Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts. Wilson also serves as a member of the Marshall University Division of Accountancy and Legal Environment advisory board and has been an adjunct professor of accounting and taxation for the division.
Wilson is the son of John and Kathy Wilson, also of Point Pleasant.