The Santa Monica CPA firm chooses a University of Southern California (USC) student as the recipient.

Gumbiner Savett Inc., a full-service certified public accounting firm in Southern California, is pleased to announce that USC accounting student Hiroko Kubo has been awarded the BKR International Scholarship Award.

As the host firm of the BKR International Worldwide meeting this month, Gumbiner Savett was given the honor of choosing a recipient for the organization’s $3,000 scholarship to be given to a student pursuing an accounting degree. BKR International, a leading association of independent accounting and business advisory firms is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and is holding their worldwide meeting in Los Angeles.

“We are proud to have taken part in awarding this scholarship to a very deserving student, who will become a future accounting professional,” said Rick Parent, Managing Director at Gumbiner Savett. “California has the largest group of licensed accounting practitioners in the nation, as a Los Angeles based firm, giving back to the profession is extremely important.”

GS chose the scholarship recipient from student applicants in accounting programs throughout Los Angeles County.  Requirements for the scholarship applicants included students with strong grades, who had involvement in extra-curricular activities, and relevant work experience. Those qualified where invited to in-person interviews in order to find the most well-deserved student for the $3,000 prize.

“As an organization supporting accountants around the world, we take pride in our ability to give thousands of dollars in scholarships to incoming practitioners,” stated Howard Rosen, CEO of BKR International. “It establishes how BKR International gives back in real ways to the industry.”

Kubo will receive her award at BKR International’s Gala at the Loew’s Hollywood hotel. The gala is part of the Worldwide Meeting which brings together member firms from all over the world for professional learning, networking and discussions about the future of the accounting field.

About Gumbiner Savett Inc. –
Gumbiner Savett Inc. is a full-service certified public accounting (CPA) firm headquartered in Santa Monica. Founded in 1950, its purpose is to enrich its clients’ lives by facilitating the achievement of their financial objectives and providing career fulfillment for its employees.

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is dedicated to being a preeminent assurance, tax and business advisory firm for growth oriented businesses, middle market enterprises and high-net worth individuals in Southern California. In addition to traditional private and public company accounting and tax services, it specializes in general business consulting, business management, business services, bookkeeping, litigation support, estate & trust planning and fraud examination studies.

Gumbiner Savett Inc. is an independent member firm of BKR International.

About BKR International –

BKR International represents the combined strength and market exclusivity of more than 160 independent accounting and business advisory firms in over 500 offices and 80 countries. BKR’s biggest event, the Annual Worldwide Meeting for all members, will be held in Los Angeles, CA, October 25-29, 2019. To learn more about the BKR difference, visit

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