A new study says that women are increasingly attaining leadership positions in public accounting firms, and more accountants are taking advantage of the alternative career paths offered by an increasing number of firms.

The study, "A Decade of Changes in the Accounting Profession: Workforce Trends and Human Capital Practices," was conducted with the support of the American Institute of CPAs Work/Life and Women's Initiatives Executive Committee, and explored a range of topics, including career advancement, turnover and mentoring.

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