Rochester, N.Y., June 11, 2019The Bonadio Group has been designated a 2019 Best Accounting Firm for Women as well as a Best Accounting Firm for Equity Leadership by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (afwa.org) as part of the Accounting MOVE Project. This marks the fourth year on the list for The Bonadio Group, which was noted for maintaining its focus on advancing women with 39% women partners and principals.

“This recognition is particularly meaningful because it reflects our commitment to leadership advancement for women in our firm. We’re proud of these results and committed to continuously improving in terms of diversity,” said Kristen Clark, Managing Partner in Bonadio’s Syracuse Office. “Earning a spot on this list underscores our firm’s commitment to providing all of our people with opportunities for growth through initiatives such as mentoring, unlimited paid time off, and professional development programs that support each person’s unique situation.”

The Accounting MOVE Project is the only annual benchmarking project for women in the profession that showcases innovations that propel women to success and inform firm leaders about related strategies for overall diversity initiatives. In its ninth year, the Accounting MOVE Project is based on the “MOVE” methodology developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which looks at the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success:

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.

The Best CPA Firms for Women list is based on each year’s MOVE results. To earn a spot on the list, an employer must have both a proportionate number of women at most or all levels of management and proven success with the MOVE factors. The Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list is also based on MOVE survey results and recognizes firms with at least 33% women partners and principals, as 33% is widely recognized as the tipping point for members of any identity group to have individual impact. The Equity Leadership list recognizes firms that have achieved that milestone through any combination of culture, programs, and initiatives.

About The Bonadio Group

Founded in 1978, The Bonadio Group is a nationally ranked Top 40 CPA firm offering accounting, tax, and consulting services to clients of all sizes. The Firm’s professionals deliver practical, proactive, and innovative solutions to help clients reach their financial, compliance, management, and personal goals. The Bonadio Group is the largest independent provider of accounting, tax, and consulting services in upstate New York—with offices in Albany, Batavia, Buffalo, East Aurora, Rochester, Syracuse, and Utica. The Bonadio Group also has offices in New York City, Rutland, Vt., and Dallas. For more information, visit www.bonadio.com.

Kristen Clark, Managing Partner

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