Leadership means taking a direct role in shaping the industries we serve and the accounting practices we follow. Whether communicating our viewpoint on proposed governmental policies, providing guidance to address new accounting pronouncements, or serving on a panel of experts at a national industry conference, CohnReznick takes a leadership role in creating the pathway that moves our client businesses ahead.
CohnReznick on Capitol Hill
With a long legacy in affordable housing and tax credits, we regularly meet with Members of Congress and the Administration to advocate for fair housing policies, provide insights into current issues, and share our opinions on the impact of existing regulations or proposed legislation.
Shaping our industry – and the industries we serve
We are frequently called upon by the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and other accounting industry organizations to serve on boards and advisory committees, participate in select task forces, and provide commentary on proposed changes to U.S. accounting standards and guidelines.
We are active members of coalitions and associations that serve our clients’ industries, moderate and participate in discussion groups at industry events and roundtables, serve on editorial boards for leading industry publications, and meet with the press to comment on critical issues impacting our industries – from cybersecurity to international tax policy to renewable energy legislation.
Professional development: Financial Managers Learning Forum (FMLF)
FMLF is a premier resource for CFOs and financial managers to keep up with changing regulations, emerging trends, and best practices. For more than 20 years, this membership-based program has provided CPE-accredited courses on a range of timely business and financial issues while providing opportunities for attendees to network and exchange ideas with their peers.
Professional development: CPA training initiatives
Founded by one of the accounting industry’s very first CPAs, CohnReznick is dedicated to ongoing professional development, investing in a varied platform of programs to promote leadership and further practical accounting knowledge. In addition, the firm is represented on the board of Nexia International, a global organization involved with training and the creation of unified standards for accounting, tax, and business services around the world. Programs include:
- Formal mentoring program
- Learning and Development Department that works with all of the firm’s offices to offer management skills and technical training to employees
- Training program for managers that includes client services and networking
- Women’s leadership initiative (WomenCAN)
- Partner Candidate Development Academy – a three-year program that prepares exceptional managers for succession and transition to leadership roles through coaching by current partners
CohnReznick's Financial Managers