What is the Accounting MOVE Project?
The Accounting MOVE Project is the only annual benchmarking research and advocacy report that equips accounting and advisory firms to detect, develop and drive competitive advantages from diversity initiatives and trends.
How Does MOVE work?
MOVE measures both demographic data and workplace culture to understand what works now, in today’s economy, to advance women and other underrepresented groups in firm leadership. Our research supports:
Advocacy for women, including women of color
In-depth reports released directly and through publishing partners
Presentations and events where women and employers can share insights
Confidential Snapshots and Scorecards that challenge participating employers to do more of what already works to advance women and diverse staff, and to address practices and culture that hold women and diverse staff back
The annual “Best CPA Firms for Women” and “Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership” lists, released each October by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance
Uncovering Best Practices from the 2023 Accounting MOVE Project Report
Listen to our Podcast, MOVE Like This!
Accounting firm leaders are justifiably concerned about recruiting and retaining the talent needed for their firm to survive, and ideally, thrive. On MOVE Like This! we feature conversations, lessons and ideas firms have used to successfully find, retain, develop and advance women and diverse talent to drive competitive advantage and stand out from the crowd.
DOWNLOAD THE 2023 MOVE REPORT
Career Sustainability: The New Essential Power Skill
Pinched between immediate capacity shortfalls and applying talent to innovation, firms are crafting new ways to recognize and reward women’s resilience. Read the results of our 2023 research and discover best practices of firms attracting and retaining women.
2023 Best CPA Firms for Women
In alphabetical order
2023 Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership
In descending order of percentage of women partners & principals. To qualify, women must comprise at least 31% of a firm’s partners and principals.
What does MOVE mean?
The MOVE methodology has been used since 1998 when Joanne Cleaver developed it to support Working Woman magazine’s first “Top 25 Companies for Executive Women” list.
Pay equity programs, analysis and measurement. MOVE is not a salary survey but does examine how employers hold managers accountable for pay equity, and how employers address equity gaps.
Leadership, management and technical training and development, especially operating positions that involve profit and loss responsibility – key for rising to top leadership.
Flexible work practices are only effective when they drive business results. MOVE examines not just the existence of programs such as telecommuting, wellness and dependent care benefits, but also how they directly support productivity and business results.
Hands-on business development and supplier diversity demonstrate a company’s investment in the business-building skills of its women employees and women-owned businesses.