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Inclusion in accounting: By the numbers

November 26, 2023

The accounting profession is suffering from serious talent shortages, caused by both a slowing pipeline of entry-level accountants and the ongoing leakage of experienced professionals to other industries or to retirement. And yet firms remain slow to grasp the value of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for tapping new sources of talent and boosting retention rates.

  • diversity
  • practice management

Changing the narrative for black accountants

October 31, 2023

In honour of Black History Month, Will Cole chats with Deloitte director Ololade Adesanya on how her experiences in accountancy have helped her to be successful in the profession and how firms can better support those from underrepresented backgrounds.

  • diversity
  • practice management

Inclusion advice: Start with allyship

June 28, 2023

A new report shows "disproportionate challenges” for LGBT+ employees, shares inclusion advice for organisations.

  • business and industry
  • diversity
  • practice management

5 DE&I Strategies for Small Businesses

May 26, 2023

Here’s how small businesses can implement diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to strengthen their culture and continue to evolve.

  • business and industry
  • diversity
  • practice management

Black CPAs: IRS must end higher audit rates for Black taxpayers

May 08, 2023

Black CPAs were not surprised at the results of a study showing that the IRS is up to 4.7 times more likely to audit Black taxpayers than non-Black ones. They already knew that from their work with clients.

  • diversity
  • federal tax

The number of CFOs who are women hits an all-time high

February 02, 2023

Women and racial and ethnic minorities continue their rise to executive roles, although the percentages remain low. The percentage of CFOs who are women hit an all-time high last year, and the number of female CFOs has almost doubled over the past 10 years, according to the Crist Kolder Volatility Report.

  • business and industry
  • diversity

Illinois CPA Society Releases 'A CPA Diversity Report: Uncovering the Barriers to Success'

November 10, 2022

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. These three words—and the efforts required to realize them—have become increasingly important as demographic and social shifts transform our country. In turn, the actions organizations take across these fronts are coming under more scrutiny than ever before as employees, consumers, and investors increasingly aim to align their individual values with those of the organizations they choose to work for, do business with, and support.

  • diversity
  • practice management

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Kendalynn Morales Shares Her Puerto Rican Roots

September 21, 2022

We asked two of our team members to share their families and histories with us.

  • diversity
  • member news

Bill Alvarez, Executive Member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association, Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

September 20, 2022

Earlier the summer, William Alvarez was appointed as an executive member to the Latino Corporate Directors Association. Who better to chat with during Hispanic Heritage Month?

  • diversity
  • member news

24 Fun Pride Month Ideas for the Office in 2022

June 01, 2022

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.

  • diversity

What is the Juneteenth Holiday? Everything You Need to Know

May 23, 2022

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.

  • diversity

How Women are Overcoming Bias in Bookkeeping

May 17, 2022

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.

  • diversity

Here’s how some CT small businesses, nonprofits are tackling diversity, equity and inclusion efforts

March 28, 2022

For nearly two years, the push to improve diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and the pandemic have been dominant issues in the workplace.

  • diversity
  • not-for-profit
  • advocacy - state

Why Female Leadership and Innovation Matter

March 25, 2022

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.

  • diversity
  • practice management

Embracing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

March 21, 2022

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.

  • business and industry
  • diversity
  • practice management

CT aims to build disability workforce ‘pipeline’

March 08, 2022

Advocates say businesses that claim ‘labor shortage’ have overlooked thousands of potential employees

  • business and industry
  • diversity

Connecticut CPA Magazine Excerpt - To Thrive in the Future, Finance and Accounting Must Embrace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

September 28, 2021

America is changing. According to the 2020 Census, the proportion of the population identifying as white alone has fallen below 60%. The future of our workforce will be more racially and ethnically diverse. This demographic shift coincides with greater consciousness around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) and extends to women and persons of other underrepresented demographic groups.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • diversity
  • practice management

Cynthia Calderon Speaks on National Panel About Barriers for Minority Accounting Students: Watch the Video

December 09, 2020

Cynthia Calderón, a tax senior at CohnReznick in Hartford, was one of three featured panelists in the CPA/SEA’s December 7 “Panel Discussion on Understanding Barriers for Minority Students in Accounting.” Cynthia, who serves as the co-chair of the CTCPA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, shared her story with CPA society executives to open their eyes toward the struggles and challenges facing minority accounting students in their quest toward becoming a CPA.

  • diversity
  • member news