Methodology & Fees

Comprehensive diversity benchmarks for cpa firms

MOVE measures both demographic data and workplace culture to understand what works now, in today’s economy, to advance women and diverse staff.

Methodology

The MOVE survey collects both quantitative and qualitative data.

Quantitative Data based on employer demographics:

  • How many women/men and women/men of color are employed at your workplace?

  • How many women/men and women/men of color hold key positions, from entry-level to partner? This includes operating positions that provide an experience essential for promotion to the leadership level.

Qualitative Data based on the MOVE factors:

  • M – Money: 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.
  • O – Opportunity: Leadership, management and technical training and development, especially operating positions that involve profit and loss responsibility which are key for rising to top leadership.
  • V – Vital supports for work/life: 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.
  • E – Entrepreneurship: Hands-on business development and supplier diversity demonstrate a company’s investment in the business-building skills of its women employees and partners.

Pricing

Pricing

Firms with fewer than 300 employees

Firms with 301-600 employees

Firms with more than 600 employees

Snapshot*

Receive confidential top-line gender and diversity benchmarks with recommendations.

Firms with fewer than 300 employees

$1,500

Firms with 301-600 employees

$1,500

Firms with more than 600 employees

$1,500

Scorecard*

Receive in-depth insight, case studies and recommendations with the comprehensive, confidential Scorecard customized for your firm and its goals. Only the Scorecard includes comprehensive diversity benchmarks and analysis for gender, ethnic diversity and additional identities and affiliations.

Firms with fewer than 300 employees

$2,600

Firms with 301-600 employees

$4,400

Firms with more than 600 employees

$5,900

Should my firm get a Snapshot or Scorecard?

Both are confidential and based on aggregate MOVE research as well as your firm’s data and interviews with select employees. This data is not available anywhere else, and equips your firm with invaluable trend data and benchmarks. Here’s how the snapshot and scorecard differ and how you can decide which will best equip your firm to understand how diversity and inclusion can drive results.

About the Snapshot

The Snapshot is covered in your firm’s administrative fee. It includes gender benchmarks and two pages of custom analysis. The Snapshot includes the demographic categories of women employees, managers, senior managers, directors, principals/partners and management committee for:

  • Your firm for all years of MOVE participation
  • The averages for this year’s MOVE cohort Project
  • Your firm’s quartile by number of employees
Choose the Snapshot if:
  • Your firm has fewer than 150 employees
  • Women already comprise at least 31%* of your firm’s partners and principals
  • You are confident that your firm has a strong and growing reputation for diversity
  • Your firm already publicly reports diversity results in a consistent format
  • Your firm’s diverse professionals already drive a measurable competitive advantage

 

* Why 31%? That is the “tipping point” where, typically, women and diverse staff are viewed on their own merits, not as spokespeople for their “group.”

About the Scorecard

The Scorecard is comprehensive. It includes at least four pages of custom analysis, additional benchmarks on all data points in the MOVE survey, along with detailed how-to’s and recommendations relevant to your firm’s size, growth challenges, recruiting goals, and progress in advancing women.

Choose the Scorecard if:
  • Your firm has more than 150 employees
  • Your firm has fewer than 31%* women partners and principals
  • Your firm’s proportion of women senior managers is about 50% lower than your firm’s proportion of women partners and principals
  • Your firm is investing in diversity initiatives and needs competitive benchmarks
  • Diversity-based reputation and competitive advantage are key for your firm’s growth

The Scorecard includes the demographic categories of women employees, managers, senior managers, directors, principals/partners and management committee members for:

  • Your firm for all years of MOVE participation
  • The average for that year’s MOVE cohort
  • Your firm’s quartile
  • The averages for the current year’s “Best CPA Firms” list
  • Racial/minority demographics/all employees – for your firm and the MOVE aggregate
  • Racial/minority demographics/women – for your firm and the MOVE aggregate
  • Employee resource/affinity groups that your firm offers compared to the percent of firms that offer each affinity group
  • Additional benchmarks are available on a custom basis, when the comparative breakout comprises at least 10 firms and will preserve the confidentiality of MOVE firms

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