Mr. Auston G. Johnson III – B.S., Accounting, 1976
The Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants (UACPA) honored 20 of its members for demonstrating exceptional service to the UACPA, the CPA profession and community at the annual awards banquet on Aug. 23 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City. The Distinguished Service award went to Auston G. Johnson, who retired from his position as state auditor in December 2013. He was elected for four terms and served in that position since 1995. Johnson is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, where he has volunteered on the auditing standard board and served on a task force that wrote the Government Accounting and Auditing Guide. He has served twice as president of the National State Auditors Association and is currently chair of the Yellow Book advisory council, where he provides guidance to the comptroller general of the United States in establishing government audit standards.