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DEI trends that can boost performance in 2022

January 24, 2022

Finance leaders should be watching for these diversity, equity and inclusion trends as the global economy enters the third year of the pandemic.

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  • diversity

Diversity continues to rise among CFOs and CEOs, survey shows

January 14, 2022

The number of female CFOs and CEOs at large U.S. companies is at an all-time high, according to new survey data from executive recruiting firm Crist | Kolder Associates.

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  • diversity

The federal government is making a new investment in women-owned small businesses

December 11, 2021

The Small Business Administration, the federal agency that supports entrepreneurs, is putting a greater focus on women business owners than ever before in the agency’s history, following two years that have decimated small businesses and brought into stark relief the barriers still facing the fastest-growing group of owners.

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Minority audit partners face discrimination, research finds

November 09, 2021

Racial bias and discrimination are still prevalent in the accounting industry, namely among audit partners, according to new research.

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Advocate for diversity in accounting: 'It's really a relationship business’

October 15, 2021

“I'm interested in helping people that actually want to learn about diverse cultures. I want to help racially diverse people get themselves into interviews for these jobs and getting exposed to these jobs," said the partner at Schofer Dillberg and Co.

  • accounting and auditing
  • diversity

CLA partners with NABA to increase diversity in accounting

October 06, 2021

CliftonLarsonAllen is teaming up with the National Association of Black Accountants to encourage more diversity, equity and inclusion in the accounting profession.

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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.

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Early Black-owned CPA firms spurred diversity efforts

September 24, 2021

Firms established by pioneering Black CPAs decades ago created an indelible legacy within the accounting profession. Built by Black CPAs who succeeded despite adversity, the firms continue to play an important role in the profession's recruitment and advancement initiatives, and with the clients they serve. Here are a few examples.

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Diversity in Accounting? Seeing is Believing

September 10, 2021

A recent statement by the AICPA, verbalizing its commitment to creating equal opportunities for the black community in the accounting profession, was both heartfelt and compassionate. Yet, while it is beautiful and worthy of framing on a wall, the question that must be asked is this: Has the AICPA (and other leaders in the profession) done enough to truly create opportunities for black accountants to have equitable opportunities?

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Driving DEI change in the states

August 20, 2021

A number of Black CPAs have risen to the leadership level at several state CPA societies, either as board chairs or chief staff officers. Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) is also at the top of many state societies’ agendas. Here’s a look at just a few of the many people in state CPA societies helping to promote the recruitment and advancement of Black CPAs.

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Cynthia Calderón, Shanita Booker Honored by Yard Goats for CTCPA's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts

August 18, 2021

Cynthia Calderón of CohnReznick and Shanita Booker of The Hartford have been the driving forces behind CTCPA's diversity, equity, and inclusion committee - and now, they've been named as Community Kindness Heroes for their efforts!

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Board diversity disclosures mandated for Nasdaq-listed companies

August 09, 2021

The SEC on Friday approved Nasdaq’s move to increase board diversity in companies listed on the stock exchange.

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Deloitte Partner Defies Accounting’s Diversity Gap

August 02, 2021

Thalia Smith, a partner at Deloitte, is using her experience as a Black woman in the Big Four to help students looking to break into accounting.

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Risk-taking is critical for women in accounting: Engage

July 29, 2021

Drawn in by an ad for SAP consultants that read, “Astronauts wanted,” Melanie Kanaka left her comfortable job in accounting at a major conglomerate in Sri Lanka — and almost immediately began questioning the decision.

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  • diversity
  • practice management

Robert Half Named To Forbes' List Of Best Employers For Women 2021

July 28, 2021

Global talent solutions firm Robert Half (NYSE: RHI) announced today it has been recognized by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women 2021. This is the company's third consecutive year on the list.

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  • member news

The roadblocks to diversity in accounting

July 02, 2021

Lara Abrash, the CEO of the U.S. audit and assurance business of Deloitte, and Deloitte partner Thalia Smith discuss why so many of the accounting profession's diversity, equity and inclusion efforts have met with little success, and what needs to happen going forward, as the Big Four firm rolls out a major initiative.

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Women in Advisory: How to Increase Your Confidence

June 14, 2021

The research is clear: Despite there being little difference between male and female accounting professionals in terms of skills and capabilities, women tend to be far less confident than men. However, a key component in successfully offering advisory services is being confident in yourself.

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  • practice management

Deloitte commits $75M toward diverse CPAs

June 03, 2021

As a new decade gets underway, some efforts in the accounting profession remain unchanged — one of which being the desire to boost diversity and representation in an overwhelmingly white profession.

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  • practice management

Deloitte’s MADE Commits $75 Million to Fuel Greater Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Tax and Accounting

June 02, 2021

Deloitte announced today the establishment of Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable (MADE), a commitment to generate more advisory, auditing, and tax career opportunities and leadership pathways for the next generation of certified public accountants (CPAs).

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Accounting profession continues to zero in on DEI issues

May 24, 2021

Leaders of the accounting profession have demonstrated a heightened commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as this issue has grown exponentially in prominence over the past year.

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