New York (April 10, 2003) - Women have embraced the accounting profession over the past 20 years in record numbers, but you wouldn’t know it from looking at the top posts at accounting firms.

Accounting professor Nancy Baldiga discovered that women account for only 38 percent of the new hires at firms, and just 14 percent hold the position of partner, shareholder, or owner of the firm.

In Baldiga’s new book, Promoting Your Talent, she offers accounting firms advice and best practices from more than 50 successful women to help correct this imbalance.

“Women’s advancement is an extremely important issue for the Institute and for all of our member firms and companies,” said AICPA Chairman William Ezzell. “We all benefit from having the best and brightest in this profession. Addressing these issues is not only the right thing to do; it is the smart thing to do.”

-- WebCPA Staff

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