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Profession and thought leaders Kim Drumgo, Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, Amy Radin, Clar Rosso and Jennifer Gardner share valuable insight on exactly what skills will breed success in a time when the finance and accounting professions are being fueled by new technology.
Sharon Thorne will chair Deloitte's global board of directors beginning in June, making her the first woman to hold the position. Thorne is an advocate for inclusion, having served as executive sponsor of the LGBT+ network at Deloitte UK.
The working environment will have a significant impact on your staff's behavior, so one-time unconscious bias training may not yield lasting results. However, getting influential individuals to commit to change and addressing structural problems in the workplace can make a difference.
We've all faced roadblocks at work in which we think offering a solution is out of the question. But what happens when you push the envelope to make change happen? That's what one CPA did at Deloitte -- and she advanced her career in the process.
Multigenerational workforces are becoming more common as employees put off retirement. Leaders can use several strategies to manage across generations, such as by listening more than talking, searching for common ground and establishing shared expectations.
Realizing the benefits of diversity -- including to the bottom line -- requires ending the "illusion of inclusion" in favor of deep and intentional strategies to create an inclusive corporate culture. Senior leadership must mix with every level of the company to uncover unique viewpoints and spark innovation.
Slow turnover among corporate directors can be a stumbling block as companies look to improve diversity, so expanding board size may be a helpful step. In addition, companies should emphasize skills and experience rather than titles when recruiting board members.
Minority women may grapple with obstacles such as unconscious bias, microaggressions and a lack of managerial support in the workplace. Leaders can address these issues by highlighting the contributions of minority women, tracking data about promotions and conducting exit interviews to determine why people leave.
Modern workers want careers that let them have rewarding experiences and take on projects that align with their values. Leaders can help in several ways, such as by giving workers a degree of autonomy and by letting them innovate.
Major accounting firms in the UK, along with other businesses, are advocating for a measure that would require companies with more than 250 employees to report data about ethnicity pay gaps. PwC, EY, KPMG and Deloitte have all released pay data.
Register for the 2019 AICPA Accounting Profession Diversity Symposium
Celebrate 50 years of diversity and inclusion in the profession at the 2019 AICPA Accounting Profession Diversity Symposium occurring May 15-16, 2019, in Denver. The Symposium brings together accounting firms, state societies, colleges and universities, and other organizations to incubate fresh ideas and breakthrough strategies that will help the profession sustain a pipeline of diverse talent. Find out more and register.
PCPS George Willie Ethnically Diverse Student Scholarship & Internship
Five firms. Five students. Up to $100,000 in scholarships for our shared commitment to a diverse and forward-looking profession. Do you know an ethnically diverse student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in an accounting or accounting-related major who plans to pursue the CPA licensure? AICPA PCPS is connecting member firms with promising accounting majors of ethnically diverse backgrounds for an internship during busy season 2020. As an added measure of support, PCPS is awarding up to $20,000 of financial assistance per student to help with tuition for your final academic year. Applications are due by May 31! Learn more.
American Institute of CPAs
(AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, not-for-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers credentials for a number of specialized areas. With The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it offers the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation, which sets the global benchmark for quality and recognition in management accounting.
About the AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion
The AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion was formed to serve as champions within the accounting profession and to work toward
proposing strategies to recruit, retain, and advance minorities in the profession. The National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion
has set a new course to address best practices and develop tools to help members and firms succeed in their diversity and inclusion efforts.