The Accounting MOVE Project recently named both the 2014 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women and the Best Public Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity.
Established in 2010 as a joint project of the American Society of Women Accountants and the American Woman’s Society of CPAs, the MOVE Project ranks participating firms on the range, depth and success of their programs and workplace cultures.
The Best Firms are among the 50 that participated in the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project, made possible by charter sponsor Moss Adams, national sponsor Rothstein Kass & Co., and research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc. The MOVE methodology is based on four factors money, opportunity, vital supports for work/life and entrepreneurship known to advance women in the workplace.
The 2014 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women—firms with at least 40 employees, where women comprise about 38 percent of top leaders—in alphabetical order, are:
Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, Chicago
The Bonadio Group, Pittsford, N.Y.
Clark Nuber, Bellevue, Wash.
CohnReznick, New York
Lurie Besikof Lapidus & Company, Minneapolis
Moss Adams, Seattle
Plante Moran, Southfield, Mich.
Rehmann, Saginaw, Mich.
Rothstein Kass & Co., Roseland, N.J.
The 2014 Best Public Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity (in alphabetical order, with percentage of women leadership equity):
Frazier & Deeter, 34 percent
Hood & Strong, 39 percent
Insero & Company CPAs, 52 percent
Johanson & Yau Accountancy Corporation, 45 percent
Kerkering, Barberio & Co., 58 percent
Mahoney, Ulbrich, Christiansen & Russ, 38 percent
Marks Nelson Vohland Campbell Radetic, 36 percent
Moody, Famiglietti & Andronico, 41 percent
Mountjoy Chilton Medley, 38 percent
The complete 2014 Accounting MOVE Project Report is available to download here.