Local Accountant Wins Lifetime Achievement Award


DETROIT – George Johnson, managing director of George Johnson & Company, one of Southeast Michigan’s largest certified public accounting and professional services firms, recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Accountants Inc. Detroit Chapter.

A business and civic leader in Detroit and southeastern Michigan for 40 years, Johnson is a founding member of the NABA Detroit Chapter. He was nominated by his fellow NABA members for his distinguished career as an African American CPA firm owner in the city of Detroit. Johnson is only the third recipient of the award.

“I’ve spent my career dedicated to providing quality accounting services to businesses in Detroit and around the country,” said Johnson. “While I am honored and humbled to be nominated by my peers for this important award, I am more thankful that I have had the opportunity to interact with such an amazing group of individuals throughout the years. …I am extremely proud to be a part of this organization.”

The NABA Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to African American CPA’s who own their own accounting firms in the city of Detroit and have distinguished their careers by employing and developing young CPA talent while being leaders in the metropolitan Detroit business and civic community.

“George has built a strong reputation for himself and his firm, which specializes in audits of employee benefit plans, non-profit organizations and governmental organizations,” said Michael Stair, chairman of the scholarship committee. “He has been a role model, employer, mentor, and friend to many CPA’s in his career. We believe [that his accomplishments] deserve to be recognized.”

Johnson has been the recipient of several honors, including an Achievement Award from the National Association of Black Accountants and the Silver Beaver Award from the Detroit Area Council, Boy Scouts of America.

Johnson received his award at the NABA Detroit Chapter Scholarship Banquet on June 7.