Best Firms -  McKonly & Asbury
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With the number of women entering accounting at near-record highs, but the number of those progressing to leadership in the profession rising much more slowly, if at all, Accounting Today introduces its first-ever list of the Best Firms for Women.

Based on our Best Firms to Work For list, the new ranking highlights those firms that: have at least 25 women in the organization or representing 25 percent of staff, whichever is higher, and have female response rates to the Best Firms employee survey of over 50 percent. The list is then ranked by the percent of positive female responses.

The full Best Firms for Women report, sponsored by ADP, is available in a digital edition.
Best Firms - Anders
15. Anders CPAs + Advisors
St. Louis
No. of employees: 170
Percent of female employees: 52
Percent of female leaders: 17
Chief executive: Robert Minkler
Best Firms - CCK Strategies
14. CCK Strategies
Tulsa, Okla.
No. of employees: 81
Percent of female employees: 64
Percent of female leaders: 20
Chief executive: Terry Cumbey
Best Firms - Berntson Porter
13. Berntson Porter & Co.
Bellevue, Wash.
No. of employees: 91
Percent of female employees: 55
Percent of female leaders: 30
Chief executive: Mary Actor
Berntson Porter was also the No. 1 Best Firm to Work For for 2017 in the Midsized Firm Category.
Best Firms - Wilkin & Guttenplan
12. Wilkin & Guttenplan
East Brunswick, N.J.
No. of employees: 84
Percent of female employees: 63
Percent of female leaders: 50
Chief executive: Edward Guttenplan
Best Firms - Sansiveri, Kimball & Co.
11. Sansiveri, Kimball & Co.
Providence, R.I.
No. of employees: 46
Percent of female employees: 60
Percent of female leaders: 40
Chief executive: Michael DeCataldo
Best Firms - ATKG
10. ATKG
San Antonio
No. of employees: 39
Percent of female employees: 74
Percent of female leaders: 60
Chief executive: Melanie Kirk
Best Firms - Wilkins Miller
9. Wilkins Miller
Mobile, Ala.
No. of employees: 54
Percent of female employees: 60
Percent of female leaders: 13
Chief executive: W. Allen Carroll
Best Firms - Haskell & White
8. Haskell & White
Irvine, Calif.
No. of employees: 70
Percent of female employees: 49
Percent of female leaders: 30
Chief executive: Wayne Pinnell
Best Firms -  Berlin, Ramos & Co.
7. Berlin, Ramos & Co.
North Bethesda, Md.
No. of employees: 55
Percent of female employees: 58
Percent of female leaders: 50
Chief executive: R. Bruce Buchanan
Berlin Ramos recently announced a merger with Cherry Bekaert.
Best Firms - Hughes Pittman & Gupton
6. Hughes Pittman & Gupton
Raleigh, N.C.
No. of employees: 83
Percent of female employees: 60
Percent of female leaders: 43
Chief executives: A. Kent Pittman, J. Mark Livingston, and R. Brooks Malone
Best Firms - PSK LLP
5. PSK
Arlington, Texas
No. of employees: 51
Percent of female employees: 69
Percent of female leaders: 40
Chief executive: Casey Campbell
Best Firms - Maxwell Locke & Ritter
4. Maxwell Locke & Ritter
Austin, Texas
No. of employees: 98
Percent of female employees: 72
Percent of female leaders: 30
Chief executive: Steven Knebel
Best Firms -  McKonly & Asbury
3. McKonly & Asbury
Camp Hill, Pa.
No. of employees: 71
Percent of female employees: 56
Percent of female leaders: 22
Chief executive: Kurt Trimarchi
Best Firm - Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson
2. Homes, Lowry, Horn & Johnson
Fairfax, Va.
No. of employees: 34
Percent of female employees: 76
Percent of female leaders: 80
Chief executive: Kathleen Poorbaugh
Best Firms - Porter Keadle Moore
1. Porter Keadle Moore
Atlanta
No. of employees: 75
Percent of female employees: 45
Percent of female leaders: 28
Chief executive: H. Phillip Moore