May 18, 2022
Anoop Mehta, AMA Chief Strategist Elected to Lead American Institute of CPAs
Hampton, VA: Anoop Natwar Mehta, chief strategist at Analytical Mechanical Associates (AMA), is the new chair of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world’s largest member organization representing the Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) profession. He also will serve as chair of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, which combines the strengths of the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
As chief strategist, Anoop provides long-range planning for new projects and markets, performs business strategy, carries out strategic planning, and works with new and existing clients to create opportunities as AMA continues to grow in numbers and capabilities.
Anoop is a CPA who also holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation. He was elected to the one-year AICPA volunteer post by the organization’s governing Council, which concluded its Spring Council session today. Okorie Ramsey, CPA, CGMA, vice president of Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, was voted in as the AICPA’s vice chair.
Anoop's family immigrated to the United States when he was 12. Initially drawn to the profession by the example of his father, a chartered accountant whose work took him to three different continents, his enthusiasm was further bolstered by a high school teacher who mentored him in accounting studies.
“The CPA is a foundation to open doors, broaden horizons and build career journeys,” Anoop said in his acceptance speech. “It was true when I passed the exam in 1991, and it’s just as true now, if not more.”
Anoop served for the past year as the AICPA’s vice chair and has held several other volunteer posts, including roles as a member of the AICPA Board of Directors, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants Board of Directors, the AICPA Business and Industry Executive Committee, the AICPA Political Action Committee and AICPA Council. He is a previous chair of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA), and a former board member and past president of the Maryland Space Business Roundtable. Visit the AICPA to learn more about Anoop's areas of focus for his term.
AMA's CEO Emeritus Renji Kumar, Chief Scientist Mauricio Peredo, and CEO John Abrams represented AMA at Anoop's inauguration today in Austin, Tex. John says, “Anoop’s breadth of knowledge and experience has been invaluable to AMA. His unassuming demeanor, sociable personality, integrity, and character has quickly endeared him to AMA personnel. I can state without hesitation that everyone at AMA congratulates him on this well-deserved honor.”
Since 1962, AMA has worked with government and commercial organizations solving tough engineering, math, and business problems. AMA builds innovative solutions by combining the best of engineering, mathematics, and scientific capabilities with the latest in analytics, information technology, and visualization.