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.
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.
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.
Finance leaders should be watching for these diversity, equity and inclusion trends as the global economy enters the third year of the pandemic.
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.
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.
Racial bias and discrimination are still prevalent in the accounting industry, namely among audit partners, according to new research.
“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.
CliftonLarsonAllen is teaming up with the National Association of Black Accountants to encourage more diversity, equity and inclusion in the accounting profession.
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.
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!
The SEC on Friday approved Nasdaq’s move to increase board diversity in companies listed on the stock exchange.
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.
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.
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).
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.