Jones & Roth Recognized as one of the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership
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Jones & Roth CPAs and Business Advisors has been named to the Accounting MOVE Project’s 2020 Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list for the third consecutive year.
The Accounting MOVE Project, an annual survey of leading Financial and Accounting Firms, is sponsored by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance.
Jones & Roth received this distinction based on the firm’s 50% women in Partner roles. A family focus and an emphasis on flex scheduling for all genders has helped buoy the number of women in leadership roles and on staff throughout Jones & Roth.
Tricia Duncan, CPA, Partner & Director of Operations at Jones & Roth relayed, “We are excited to be recognized by the MOVE Survey. In my 25 years at Jones & Roth, I have felt fortunate to work with partners and leaders that value every employee as an individual. The focus on individual career planning and development, while also understanding the challenges of managing life and work throughout a career has moved the firm to where it is today. By providing equal opportunity to all employees, we have seen the management, leadership and partner makeup change to better reflect the demographics of the people entering public accounting out of the college. I’m proud to be part of a firm with such a large number of women leaders and partners, with more to come in the future.”
In its tenth year, the 2020 Accounting MOVE Project found that women comprise 32% of the management committees at participating firms – a huge advance from the 19% reported in the 2014 report. Still, progress is incremental overall, with women remaining at 29% of partners and principals at CPA firms.
“Women are perfectly positioned to chart new ways to win new types of business, because they take encouragement and direction from incremental wins,” says Joanne Cleaver, President of Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., the content strategy firm that manages the Accounting MOVE Project. “In an unpredictable business environment, firms can rely on the deep loyalty that many women earn with ongoing clients, and that create footholds for new practices.”