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Published September 07, 2011, 07:00 AM

OMB director earns National CPA award

Pamela Sharp, director of the North Dakota Office of Management and Budget, is the 2011 recipient of a national “Outstanding CPA in Government” award by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

“Pam is very deserving of this national award which recognizes her exceptional service to the state of North Dakota,” Governor Jack Dalrymple said. “Her extensive knowledge of state finances and policy are a tremendous asset in our daily commitment to prudent fiscal management.”

Sharp received the AICPA’s sole Outstanding CPA Award for service to a state government. As director of the state’s Office of Management and Budget and a member of Gov. Dalrymple’s Cabinet, Sharp’s assistance in controlling state spending has played a key role in improving the state’s bond ratings. Sharp is carrying forward the Governor’s and the Legislature’s commitment to tax relief, the building of state reserves and better government management, which have been critical to North Dakota’s solid financial performance during the nation’s economic downturn. Sharp is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, the North Dakota Society of CPAs, the National Association of State Budget Officers (NASBO), and the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers, and Treasurers (NASACT).