Tucson, AZ – June 10, 2014 – BeachFleischman, Arizona’s largest locally-owned CPA firm has been named one of 2014 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA). The “Best Firms” were among the 50 that participated in the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project, which measures the status of women in the accounting profession. Firms were ranked on range, depth and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women’s success, especially at mid-level and above. A key factor in the rankings was the proportion of women partners. For the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women, firms with higher proportions of women partners had an edge in making the list. At BeachFleischman, women comprise 32% of partners and principals, reflecting an accelerated rate of promotions. Productivity is directly supported through focused work-life benefits, including sick-child care and holistic wellness programs. MOVE methodology pivots on four factors – money, opportunity, vital supports for work/life and entrepreneurship – known to advance women in the workplace.
About the 2014 Accounting Move Project
The Accounting MOVE Project research partner is Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which has been measuring and supporting the advancement of women since 1998. Through the project and its sponsoring associations, the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance and the American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants, the profession can consistently measure the status of women and collaborate on proven and promising practices that advance and retain women.