The Department of Accounting at Canisius University is proud to announce the 66th Annual Accounting Banquet on Thursday, April 27, 2023. The banquet will be held at Salvatore's Italian Gardens, 6461 Transit Road, Depew, NY, with cocktails starting at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are limited, so please RSVP by Friday, April 14, 2023. If you have any questions, contact Kimberly Walkow at 716-888-2160 or email @email.
The Bradley J. Shelp Memorial Award
The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Awards
John T. Kennedy Memorial Award
Tala Abu-Ghazaleh International Award for Excellence in Graduate Accounting Programs
Accounting Society Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Undergraduate Accounting Program
Accounting Society Award for Excellence in Scholarship in the Undergraduate Accounting Information Systems Program
The Dr. Joseph R. Coppola ’40 Award
Michael A. Ervolina, Jr. '79
Accounting Society Award to an Outstanding Accountant in Western New York
Angel Beiter '88
The Dr. Joseph R. Coppola '40 Award
The Accountant of the Year Award
Angel Beiter '88, CPA
Principal, Kirisits and Associates CPA's PLLC
Angel (Guercio) Beiter ‘88 is a principal at Kirisits & Associates CPAs PLLC, where she provides CFO services to various non-profit organizations throughout Western New York. She began her career at Arthur Young as both a tax and audit associate. In 1991, she joined the privately held bio-medical start up AirSep Corporation, as corporate controller. Angel then spent the next 22 years as part of AirSep’s leadership team, which culminated in the role of vice president of finance. After the sale of AirSep to Chart Industries, Angel spent the next five years as the division controller for the Bio Med Division of Chart.
A member of the Di Gamma Honor Society and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society, Angel has served on the Canisius University Council on Accountancy since 1997. She served as chair of the Council from 2020-22 and is past chair of the Council’s committees on Student Recruitment and Diversity, as well as Accounting Experience.
Angel actively volunteers her time as a lector, member of the Endowment Board and as chair of the Finance Committee at St. Amelia Church. She serves on the Board of the Catholic Cemeteries, where she is a past Board Chair. She has also served as the Board Chair for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and as chair of the Western New York Race for the Cure. She was a member of the Crisis Services Board, as well as a member of the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts Audit Committee.
Angel’s volunteer leadership has been recognized by the Susan G. Komen organization with multiple awards: Cameo, Love, and Volunteer of the Year. Angel has been recognized by St. Amelia as Volunteer of the Year, and earned a place on Business First’s lists of “40 Under 40” and Women of Influence.
Angel and her husband Sean ‘88 were married at Christ the King Chapel at Canisius University just two weeks after graduation. They live in Amherst and have four sons: Patrick, Andy ’15, Ryan and Daniel. The family enjoys doting on their husky, Ruth, attending the theater and traveling, especially to Hawaii.