June 7, 2017 - Frazier & Deeter has been named a 2017 Best Public Accounting Firm for Women as the result of a study of firms across the United States. The list is compiled annually by the Accounting MOVE Project, a joint effort cosponsored by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASWCPA). Frazier & Deeter was also named to the list of Top Firms for Women in 2016 and was recognized for Leadership Equity in 2015 and 2016.
The MOVE Project is the profession’s only annual benchmark of the status of women in the leadership pipeline of public accounting firms. The Accounting MOVE Project evaluates CPA firms across the U.S. based on the percentage of women in leadership roles of various levels. The MOVE methodology indexes the proportion of women in the leadership pipeline to the proportion of women employees.
“Frazier & Deeter is excited to be recognized as a leading firm for women,” said Seth McDaniel, Managing Partner of Frazier & Deeter. “We believe strongly in supporting women business leaders within our firm and all of the markets that we serve.”
The list of Best Public Accounting Firms for Women recognizes firms that have demonstrated three characteristics:
• consistent, measurable progress in advancing women to leadership,
• proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women and
• clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women with business results.
Frazier & Deeter was well above the norm, with females representing 32% of partners and principals.
In addition to supporting the careers of women within the firm, Frazier & Deeter has a Women Business Leadership program, which recently marked its 7th anniversary. The FD Women Business Leadership program offers women business owners and senior executives support designed to help grow their businesses, such as live events, entrepreneur mentoring and digital content regarding leadership and other topics of interest to women executives.
“With this year’s MOVE report, AFWA is thrilled to have data and information about women moving through the pipeline in firms. We know this report will be essential in every firm’s support of women among senior and c-suite ranks,” said Ericka Harney, executive director of Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance.
ABOUT FRAZIER & DEETER
Frazier & Deeter is a nationally recognized CPA and advisory firm headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The firm provides a wide range of tax, audit, accounting and advisory services to help clients reach their unique financial goals.
Frazier & Deeter has been named one of the 2015 top Accounting Firms to Work For, the 56th largest CPA firm and one of the Fastest Growing CPA firms among the top 100 firms in the U.S. by Accounting Today magazine. Frazier & Deeter has also been named a Best of the Best CPA firm by INSIDE Public Accounting nine times and in 2016 was named a Top Ten Firm for Women by The MOVE project.