(Bellevue, WA) Clark Nuber PS, a CPA and consulting firm with headquarters located in the Seattle Metropolitan area, was recently named among the 2014 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and AWSCPA. Over 50 firms across the nation participated in the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project. The firms named to the best list share a commitment to advancing women, as demonstrated through consistent improvement in the number of women in their leadership pipeline and documented success of their MOVE programs and culture (Money = pay equity; Opportunity; Vital supports for work-life; and Entrepreneurship). Click here to read the full report.

For Candi Avery, an audit principal with Clark Nuber, confidence, influence and business development success have evolved simultaneously. She collaborates closely with the other shareholders who lead the firm’s not-for-profit practice. That, along with her enjoyment of the not-for-profit world “gives me a point of focus for my practice development, but I never feel that I have to do business development always on my own. Success most often happens when we bring a team to the table.”

Clark Nuber’s clearly spelled out performance and leadership qualification goals are especially effective at providing midlevel women with career milestones. Each partner is either a mentor or a performance manager, and in some cases both, to at least a few rising leaders, providing incremental feedback that enables women to see precisely how they are advancing. It’s working; this year, 31% of the firm’s partners and principals are women.

Clark Nuber employs more than 180 people with the expertise to provide business owners, leaders in not-for-profit organizations, as well as high net worth individuals, with a wide variety of services, including, financial statement audits, federal, state, and international tax planning and compliance, CFO/Controller/accounting services, and specialty audits including employee benefit plans and government grants.