Peer-Nominated Awards

Team members are empowered to recognize and reward their peers through these peer-nominated awards.

Joel Aronson Character Award

The Joel Aronson Character Award is given annually to the AAFCPAs team member, nominated by the partner group, who best epitomizes the honorable character, work ethic, and client dedication of Joel Aronson, the Founder of AAFCPAs Wealth Management. Joel retired from the firm at the end of 2019 and with this prestigious award, we encourage the passing of the torch of Joel Aronson’s legacy of caring and selflessness.

Past Recipients include Julius Wakaba, CPA (2019), Nichole Reilly, CPA, MBA (2020), and Richard O’Neil, CPA (2021).

Team Spirit Award

The Team Spirit Award is given annually to the team member who best exemplifies the firm’s core value of teamwork. This team member exhibits excellence in leadership, collaboration, building relationships, training, coaching, & motivating others, supervision, delegation, utilization of staff, positive team attitude, and conflict management.

Client Service Excellence Awards

The Client Service Excellence awards are given to those team members who best exemplify the firm’s core value of client service. Excellence in client service is the hallmark of the AAFCPAs client experience. We are in business to serve, and strive to not just meet, but exceed our clients’ expectations. We achieve this by building meaningful relationships and trust, by being responsive and meeting deadlines, and by actively listening to needs and proactively offering solutions. This person is their clients’ first call!

Michael Oliveira Kindness Award

AAFCPAs introduced the Michael Oliveira Kindness Award in 2021 in memorial to a remarkable colleague and outstanding young man who positively impacted everyone around him. The annual recipient exemplifies Michael’s traits of unconditional care and concern for others and selfless kindness.


All team members are empowered to recognize and reward their peers by issuing an our Accolade Program, which allows all team members to recognize a peer’s performance that goes well beyond the expectations of the role the person performs for the firm. These on-the-spot rewards are recognized publicly and convert to Amazon Gift Cards.

Milestone Service Awards

Annually, we recognize and thank our dedicated team members for their contributions and celebrate their milestone anniversaries, starting at their 5-year milestone anniversary.

AAFCPAs Culture

AAFCPAs’ Partner Group identified three strategic pillars as the foundation to achieve our long-term vision: People, Culture, and Profitable Growth Mindset.​

Without the first two, we cannot achieve the third.

We remain focused on developing our people faster and providing opportunities for growth. We want our people to feel a genuine sense of being cared about, and to feel they are constantly learning, advancing, and contributing positively to the firm. We ensure our leadership portrays consistency in our commitment to our culture statement. We are a place where AAFCPAs’ team members can create their own career development path through intentional experiences. We are focused on increasing efficiency with automation and innovation—and training our professionals to be advisors rather than just practitioners.​

We have a culture of gratitude and value the unique strengths & contributions from each team member.

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