CohnReznick Named Among 2019's 'Best Accounting Firms For Women'
New York, NY – June 10, 2019 – For the sixth consecutive year, CohnReznick, one of the leading advisory, assurance, and tax firms in the United States, was named to the Accounting MOVE Project's Best Accounting Firms for Women list, announced by the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA).
The 14 firms named to the Best Accounting Firms for Women list demonstrated a high proportion of women at most or all levels of firm management and proven success with the MOVE Project’s four key survey factors:
- M – Money: fair pay practices;
- O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development;
- V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers;
- E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership.
CohnReznick was recognized for its achievements in staying ahead of national pay equity trends, proactively communicating its diversity and inclusion policies firm-wide, and advocating for gender-diverse slates of speakers at events in which the firm participates. Additionally, one-third of CohnReznick’s management committee are women.
“Midcareer coaching offers the greatest return for investment in women, and the greatest opportunity for firms to drive immediate and long- term results from that investment. At CohnReznick, we are steadily capitalizing on the effects of retaining rising women,” said Risa Lavine, CohnReznick Principal and Chief of Staff.
Overall, the 2019 Accounting MOVE Report found that women comprise 27 percent of partners and principals of all firms participating in the annual survey. The report also details the power of women’s peer networks and firms’ actively cultivating women leaders in driving talent retention.
Visit the Accounting MOVE Project website to access the full report and learn more about the project.
The Accounting MOVE Project is based on surveys and interviews with thousands of employees at firms nationwide, conducted by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates. The MOVE methodology investigates the following factors:
- M – Money: fair pay practices
- O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development
- V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers
- E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership
Since 2010, the Accounting MOVE Project has measured and supported the advancement of women at accounting and consulting firms. MOVE is the only annual benchmarking project that both counts and advocates for women in the profession.
The MOVE Project advisory board includes leaders from association partner the AFWA; founding sponsor Moss Adams; and national sponsor CohnReznick.