Big Four, top firms among Working Mother's 2018 'Best Companies'

Working Mother magazine published its 2018 list of the "100 Best Companies" on Tuesday, and once again, a number of top accounting firms, including the Big Four, were included.

The list, which recognizes businesses that look to provide new mothers and parents with "expanded parental leaves, more flexibility with work hours, assistance for special needs, and opportunities for career development," was constructed using over 400 questions polling companies on their workplace benefits, leave policies, flexibility policies, childcare options, and more.

Among the findings this year, 100 percent of the companies featured on the 2018 list offer paid maternity leave, compared to just 35 percent of companies featured on the 2018 SHRIM Employee Benefits Report. 99 percent of Working Mother's 100 Best Companies also offer paid paternity leave and paid adoption leave, versus 29 percent and 28 percent, respectively, of the SHRIM companies. Eighteen percent of Working Mother companies also offer the same number of weeks for maternity and paternity leave, marking an increase of 8 percent from the same figure just three years prior.

Deloitte, EY, and PwC were recognized as "Top 10" companies on this year's list, with all Big Four firms also being highlighted as "Hall of Fame" organizations who have been featured on the Top 100 list for at least 15 years.

The full list of included accounting and finance firms, in alphabetical order, are as follows:

  • BDO USA
  • Deloitte
  • EY
  • Grant Thornton
  • KPMG
  • Moss Adams
  • PwC
  • RSM
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For the full list, head to Working Mother's site here.

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