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.


2016 MOVE Project Announced: Firms of all sizes are encouraged to participate

9/22/2015 – The 2016 Accounting MOVE Project has adopted the theme of “Sponsorship: Stepping Up Success.” Through surveys and interviews, the MOVE Project will assess the state of female sponsorship at CPA firms and will amplify innovations that accelerate firms’ return for their investments in rising women.  Registration is open at

  • Read the official 2016 MOVE Project Announcement here
  • Women CPAs: We want to learn about your individual experience with executive sponsorship, both as a sponsor and as a protege. Please complete this short survey to help us better understand how the CPA profession can better use sponsorship to advance women. Thank you!
  • Firms: Join here to gain all the insights and benefits of participating in the only annual research effort that is catalyzing real change for women in accounting.


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