As the accounting profession struggles to recruit, retain and advance Black accountants, recognizing and eliminating barriers to entry is a crucial initial step, said Guylaine Saint Juste, CEO of the National Association of Black Accountants, during NABA’s national convention last week in Hollywood, Florida.
June may be over, but, as AccountingWEB UK Community and Editorial Assistant Will Cole points out, Pride doesn't end on June 30. Here, he talks with Jay Wilson, the managing director of Newcastle-based firm Jaccounatancy, about how firms can show support throughout the year.
A survey of 600 members of the LGBT+ community found that most employers appear to be on the right track when it comes to inclusion, but room for improvement remains.
For 2022 Pride, with all the chaos of the legal and political environment in the U.S., it is important to get perspective on the past, present, and future of the LGBTQIA+ community’s progress for equality in the tax law. Some actions that are now the norm were fought over not very long ago, and there is continued work to be done with each passing year.
Pride Month is a time of celebration, but it's also a good reminder that the financial issues people in the LGBTQIA+ community face are quite different from those of their cisgender counterparts. The accounting profession has a responsibility to ensure they can meet the needs of all their clients, and that starts with understanding diverse communities. Whether you're an accountant or a regular taxpayer, below, we've compiled a list of financial resources specifically for LGBTQ individuals.
Celebrants in the US, Canada, Brazil, Hungary, Australia, and Greenland observe Pride month in June. Examples of Pride Month ideas for the office include LGBTQ+ historic sites and landmark visits, charity donations, and office decorations. These activities aim to help teams reflect on sexual orientation inequities. Pride Month office activities will also help your workforce make meaningful actions in eliminating workplace discrimination.
Sino Varghese, CPA, had plenty of diverse role models as she sought to become a partner at Moss Adams in a profession that's seeing more women and ethnic minorities promoted to leadership roles.
After leaving the labor force 11 years ago to care for her two children, Marin Ranta wanted to return to work last fall.
Beginning in 1866, people have held annual celebrations commemorating the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Some states and cities have officially recognized Juneteenth, the name by which the date is most referred, for many years. However, it was not until 2021 that Juneteenth became a federal holiday and either officially recognized or made a state holiday in almost all states.
Women in bookkeeping often face bias due to misconceptions about the work that they do and clients undervaluing bookkeeping in general. Here, Tanya Hilts of Cloud Business Services and Kelly Gonsalves of Totally Booked explain why bookkeeping as a brand needs to change in order to overcome bias.
Women are still far behind where they should be in terms of business and accounting leadership, sitting in less than a quarter of C-suite executive offices. Women of color are in only 4% of those positions.
Caitlyn O'Neil, CPA, wasn't always open about being on the autism spectrum. It took a couple of years before the senior tax accountant at CBIZ MHM in Denver told most of her colleagues she's autistic. "Before that I really struggled trying to explain some of my behaviors. I just called it 'busy season brain,'" she said. "Then I just decided it was too much stress, and just acknowledging this is why I'm different, that lifted a huge weight off my shoulders."
The diversity of accounting graduates hired by U.S. CPA firms increased almost five percentage points, from 30.1% in 2018 to 34.8% in 2020, according to a new report from the AICPA.
For nearly two years, the push to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and the pandemic have been dominant issues in the workplace.
The changing face of the accounting industry means more professionals are seeking out jobs where the firm partners are diverse and the approach to tech is innovative. This is especially true for Rachel Fisch, chief growth officer at High Rock Accounting. Here, she discusses why she made a career change last year and what she values most about her new firm.
In the first part of this series on why managers are key in fostering diversity in accounting and finance firms, Nikki Watson of Becker Professional Education explains how and why support for diversity, equity, belonging and inclusion (DEBI) initiatives in the workplace must start at the top.
AccountingWEB is proud to recognize Neurodiversity Celebration Week 2022 (March 21-27) by highlighting how accounting and finance professionals can embrace neurodiversity at their firms by fine-tuning the interview process and improving workplace culture. This will allow you to attract and retain the untapped talent of neurodiverse job seekers.
Advocates say businesses that claim ‘labor shortage’ have overlooked thousands of potential employees
Child care costs may keep the labor force participation rate of U.S. women suppressed.
It has been over 120 years since Christine Ross broke barriers and became the first female CPA in the country. Times have dramatically changed for women in the workforce since Ross’s 1899 CPA certification, and women are continuing to make moves in the accounting and financial sector.