Accounting and Financial Women's Alliance

Accounting MOVE Project

The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance is proud to sponsor the Accounting MOVE Project an annual survey of leading Financial and Accounting Firms to determine the state of women in the industry.

2017 MOVE Survey now open to public accounting firms of all sizes

The CPA profession is doing better than it ever has to advance women, but women still comprise only 23% of partners and principals. That’s a challenge for succession planning, growth and workload management. The 2017 Accounting MOVE Project, ”Pipeline to Finish Line,” will zero in on specific strategies and programs that propel that percentage past the 25% mark.

In addition to reporting findings from this survey, the MOVE Project will produce a list of the top public accounting firms for women and top equity leadership firms.

2016 MOVE Project Report ‘Sponsorship: Stepping Up Success’move_2016_cover

Women comprise 23% of the partners and principals at the 49 firms that participated in this year’s MOVE Project.

Sponsorship is one of the most powerful and overlooked, dynamics for propelling women through the talent pipeline. The 2016 Accounting MOVE Project Report, ‘Sponsorship: Stepping Up Success’ not only defines Executive Sponsorship vs Mentorship, but offers a template for how firms and women can amplify the effect of sponsorship.



2015 Best Public Accounting Firms for Women

The annual list released by the Accounting MOVE Project ranks public accounting firms by their women’s initiatives, female leadership, and driving results. Click now for the 2015 list of Best Public Accounting Firms for Women.

2015 Accounting MOVE Project
Lightbulb Moments that Show the Way: Insight into Action

lightbulb_imageAdvancing women is a complex issue that evolves along with firm growth, personal goals, economic conditions and business opportunities. That means that there are plenty of opportunities for lightbulb moments, for women and men. This year’s MOVE Project Report provides a string of lightbulb moments from leaders at top firms across the country. Find out the impact of these lightbulb moments and how you can discover your own.



Advancing Women in Business


About the Accounting MOVE Project:


The Accounting MOVE Project is an annual survey of leading Financial and Accounting Firms to determine the state of women in the industry. The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates 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; and
E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership