Carmel, Ind. (October 3, 2017) INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) has recognized 30 firms – 10 each in the IPA 100, 200 and 300 – that have the highest percentages of female owners among the largest accounting firms in the nation. These firms have made development, advancement and retention of women a priority. The percentages range from 27% female partners to a high of 71%.
The ranking was developed after studying more than 550 responses comprised in the 28th Annual National Benchmarking Report. The honor is noteworthy, as the profession has long struggled with increasing the number of women in its partnership ranks, despite the fact that more than half of the accounting labor pool is made up of women.
The percentage of female owners this reporting year is at 18.9%, up slightly from 17.5% in 2016. But among firms above $50 million, the average is 15.9%, a small percentage increase from 2016 at 15.7%. “Investing in women pays off,” says Mike Platt, publisher of INSIDE Public Accounting. “Not only are these firms doing a good job of developing future leaders, they are also building a partnership group that is more reflective of the clients they are serving. And with the intense battle for top talent, combined with an exodus of retiring partners, firm leaders cannot afford to make anything less than a concerted financial and cultural commitment to bringing more women into the partnership ranks.”
IPA extends its congratulations to the following firms for making the development, advancement and retention of women a priority.
The IPA 100 firms are:
Raffa PC / Washington, D.C.
The Siegfried Group LLP / Wilmington, Del.
PYA / Knoxville, Tenn.
Frank Rimerman + Co. LLP / Palo Alto, Calif.
BerryDunn / Portland, Maine
K·Coe Isom LLP / Salina, Kan.
Kemper CPA Group LLP / Evansville, Ind.
Honkamp Krueger & Co. PC / Dubuque, Iowa
Kahn Litwin Renza & Co. Ltd. / Providence, R.I.
Andersen Tax / San Francisco
The IPA 200 firms are:
DZH Phillips LLP / San Francisco
Kerkering Barberio & Co. / Sarasota, Fla.
Abbott Stringham & Lynch / San Jose, Calif.
James Moore & Co. PL / Gainesville, Fla.
Anderson ZurMuehlen & Co. PC / Helena, Mont.
Henry & Horne LLP / Tempe, Ariz.
Johnson Lambert LLP / Vienna, Va.
Gursey | Schneider LLP / Los Angeles
Windham Brannon PC / Atlanta
Redwitz Inc. / Irvine, Calif.
The IPA 300 firms are:
Wall Einhorn & Chernitzer PC / Norfolk, Va.
Beene Garter LLP / Grand Rapids, Mich.
KWC CPAs / Alexandria, Va.
RBT CPAs LLP / Newburgh, N.Y.
Hood & Strong LLP / San Francisco
Melanson Heath & Company PC / Nashua, N.H.
Clayton & McKervey PC / Southfield, Mich.
Bader Martin PS / Seattle
HLB Gross Collins PC / Atlanta
Mengel Metzger Barr & Co. LLP / Rochester, N.Y.
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