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Home Federal Bank’s Paul Arab earns Elijah Scott Sells Award

April 21, 2016

Prestigious award recognizes top CPA exam performance

Paul Arab Home Federal Bank

Paul Arab
Home Federal Bank

Paul Arab, Home Federal Bank assistant vice president and internal audit department manager, is a winner of the 2015 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award is given by the American Institute of CPAs to CPA candidates who have obtained a cumulative average score above 95.50 across all four sections of the Uniform CPA Examination, passed all four sections of the exam on their first attempt and completed testing in 2015.

A total of 93,742 individuals sat for the exam in 2015, with 75 candidates meeting the criteria to receive the Elijah Watt Sells Award.

Arab joined Home Federal Bank in 2008 and works in the bank’s downtown Knoxville headquarters. He resides in South Knoxville.

About Home Federal Bank of Tennessee

Founded in 1924, Home Federal Bank of Tennessee is a locally owned, full-service bank serving East Tennesseans through 23 offices in Knox, Anderson, Blount and Sevier counties. Every quarter since 1991, the bank has earned a 5-Star Superior rating – the highest possible – by independent authority BauerFinancial. For more information, visit