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Why Leadership is Key in Promoting Diversity

March 23, 2022

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.

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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.

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  • 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

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Coaxing Women to Rejoin the Labor Force

March 07, 2022

Child care costs may keep the labor force participation rate of U.S. women suppressed.

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  • coronavirus
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Why Women are Critical for Your DEI Initiative

February 22, 2022

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.

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The Changing Face of the CPA Profession

February 01, 2022

Despite a decline in recent years in the number of CPA candidates, many college students still want to be accountants but are taking varied paths to prepare for the CPA exam.

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Women Need to Rise as CPA Firm Partners

February 01, 2022

As the number of women in executive and leadership roles continues to increase overall, it is more important than ever to close the gender gap in CPA firm partners. These ideas and strategies can be scaled for firms, big and small as Jina Etienne points out in her article.

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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 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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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.

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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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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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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.

  • accounting and auditing
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  • career resources
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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’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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