Bellevue, WA, June 9 – Clark Nuber PS, a CPA and consulting firm headquartered in the Seattle metropolitan area, has been named as a 2016 Accounting MOVE Project Best Public Accounting Firm for Women and a Best Firm for Leadership Equity (firms with 50 or more employees, at which women comprise at least 30% of partners and principals).
The Accounting MOVE Project is an annual survey of leading financial and accounting firms to determine the state of women in the industry. The annual list released by the Accounting MOVE Project ranks public accounting firms by their women’s initiatives/programs, female leadership, and driving results.
Best Public Accounting Firm for Women
This year’s survey focused on executive sponsorship, which is an essential factor in navigating the last few steps to partnership. The 2016 Accounting MOVE Project report outlines winning sponsorship strategies at the country’s most proactive CPA firms.
“At Clark Nuber, leadership is both ‘caught’ and ‘taught,’ which is why the firm invests heavily in training top leaders to be effective performance managers,” said Tracy White, Clark Nuber’s Senior Director of Human Resources. Among the skills top leaders must master: advocating for candidates, ferreting out the right opportunities at the right time in candidates’ careers, and never putting career goals on automatic pilot.
“We are honored to be included among the best accounting firms for women nationally for the third time. Equal opportunity and advancement based upon merit are fundamental elements of Clark Nuber’s culture and are key to the future of the firm,” said Rob Wheeler, CEO of Clark Nuber.
About Clark Nuber
Clark Nuber serves privately held and family businesses, angel and venture-backed companies, public companies, foundations, not-for-profit and public sector organizations, and high net worth individuals and their families. Our services include financial statement audits; internal audit support; risk management; internal control systems; indirect cost rate consulting; merger and acquisition services; federal, state, and international tax planning and compliance; CFO/Controller/accounting services, and specialty audits including employee benefit plans and government grants.
About the Accounting MOVE Project Partners
The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance promotes the professional growth of women in accounting and finance. Members of the association benefit from opportunities to connect with colleagues, advance their careers, and become industry leaders. For 75 years, the organization has proudly upheld its mission to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential, and to contribute to the future development of their profession. Visit www.afwa.org for more information.
AWSCPA is a national organization founded in 1933 dedicated to serving all women CPAs. The AWSCPA provides a supportive environment and valuable resources for members to achieve their personal and professional goals through various opportunities including leadership, networking and education. As the only resource exclusively for women CPAs and those aspiring to become certified, the society provides information as well as scholarships to those in the profession. The society is a leader in addressing concerns such as gender equity, the glass ceiling, and work and family issues. AWSCPA members—from individual practitioners to professionals in industry, academia, and government, as well as partners in all of the largest firms—work in all segments of the accounting and financial professions. You can learn more about the AWSCPA by visiting www.aicpa.org/career/womenintheprofession/awscpa.html.
Strategic communications firm Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., has been designing and managing national research projects that measure the progress of women in the workplace since 1998. Its methodology pivots on factors proven to remove barriers so that women can fully participate in driving business results. Led by veteran business journalist Joanne Cleaver, its existing and past clients include Women in Cable Telecommunications, the Women’s Transportation Seminar, the Alliance for Workplace Excellence, SitterCity, Ebyline.com and many others. Please see Wilson-Taylor’s portfolio of work at www.wilson-taylorassoc.com.