The Accounting MOVE Project has released its annual list of the Best CPA Firms for women.

The listed firms demonstrate consistent, measurable progress in advancing women to leadership, have proven and evolving programs that retain and advance women, and show clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women

This year’s list includes (in alphabetical order):


  • The Bonadio Group (Pittsford, N.Y.)
  • Burr Pilger Mayer (San Francisco)
  • Clark Nuber (Bellevue, Wash.) 
  • CohnReznick (New York)
  • Frazier & Deeter (Atlanta) 
  • Lurie (Minneapolis)
  • MCM CPAs and Advisors (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Moss Adams (Seattle)
  • Plante Moran (Southfield, Mich.)
  • Rehmann (Troy, Mich.)


Among the 49 firms that participated in this year’s MOVE Project, women comprised 23 percent of partners and principals, up from 2012’s 17 percent. For most of the top 10, the average was above 30 percent.

The Accounting MOVE Project also recognized firms with 50 or more employees, at which women comprise at least 30 percent of partners and principals, with its 2016 Equity Leadership Firms list:

  • RoseRyan (Newark, Calif.): 100 percent 
  • Kositzka, Wicks and Co. (Alexandria, Va.): 66.7 percent 
  • Kerkering, Barberio & Co. (Sarasota, Fla.): 58.3 percent
  • Hood & Strong (San Francisco): 50 percent 
  • HBE Becker Meyer Love LLP (Lincoln, Neb.): 42.9 percent
  • MCM CPAs and Advisors: 40.4 percent
  • Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corp. (San Jose, Calif.): 40 percent 
  • Clark Nuber: 38.2 percent
  • The Bonadio Group: 36.3 percent
  • BeachFleischman PC (Tucson, Ariz.): 32 percent
  • Frazier & Deeter: 31.4 percent

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