Two Florida CPA Firms Recognized as Top Firms for Women in 2017 Accounting MOVE Project

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The Accounting MOVE Project by the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance is the profession's only annual benchmark of the status of women in the leadership pipeline.

"Innovative firms are finding that they win new clients when they clear the way for senior women to open new offices and new lines of business designed around workplace flexibility and collaborative growth strategies," said Joanne Cleaver, president of Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., the content strategy firm that designed and manages the annual MOVE Project.

In addition to highlighting the best accounting firms for women, the Accounting MOVE Project also recognizes firms with at least 50 employees where women comprise at least 30% of partners and principals. Two Florida CPA firms were recognized as 2017 Accounting MOVE Project Equity Leadership Firms:

  • Kerkering, Barberio & Co. (Sarasota, FL): 64% Part-time partners have been part of the firm, long before it was a trendy business practice or a hot topic in the industry. For over 20 years, the firm has worked with employees to design both alternative career paths and flexible work arrangements. Their efforts pay off with 64% woman partners, while 72% of all employees are women. To help overcome the challenge of identifying experienced candidates, the firm recently hired a full-time recruiter.
  • CS&L (Bradenton, FL): 50% With women comprising over half the partners and 100% of managers, CS&L has future leaders ready in the pipeline. The firm creatively uses technology to connect the firm’s three offices as well as for employees looking for flexible work options. The firm is committed to staying a locally-owned independent firm and firm leaders attribute this ingrained family environment to the firms high percentage of women in leadership positions.

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