James Moore & Company (James Moore) has been named a Best CPA Firm for Women by the Accounting MOVE Project. The organization also named the firm to its list of Top Firms for Equity Leadership for the fourth straight year.
James Moore is one of just 16 firms nationwide to be named to the Best CPA Firm for Women list and one of only 25 named a Top Firm for Equity Leadership. The firm was selected for these national honors in recognition of their gender equality at all levels within the company.
The project recognized James Moore for having women in 50% of its partner or principal positions—the fifth-highest percentage indicated among honorees. The firm’s strong staff retention rates were also cited, proving it takes both culture and strategy to elevate women.
“We’ve always known that James Moore is a great place for women in accounting to flourish,” said firm managing partner Suzanne Forbes. “Making the Best Firms for Women list reinforces that belief and gives us another chance to shine in an area so important to our industry.”
The Accounting MOVE project is the only annual benchmarking project that both counts and advocates for women in the profession. To be included on this list, an employer must have at least 30% women partners and principals in the firm—recognizing that firms achieving this milestone have done so through a combination of culture, programs, initiatives and growth.
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;
E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership
James Moore, founded in 1964, is a regional firm with offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand, Gainesville, Ocala and Tallahassee, Florida. The firm specializes in providing tax, assurance, accounting and controllership, technology solutions, human resources, business advisory and wealth management services.