How Accounting Leaders Can Start Acting on DEI Initiatives
The importance of diversity and its value is not a new topic, rather the accounting profession has spent significant time and financial resources on diversity, equity and inclusion programs that have failed to meet the desired outcome or met expectations. Things changed in 2020, which brought new energy and hope.
BPM CEO Jim Wallace, BPM Principal/COO Scharrell Jackson and BPM CPO Rob Blasi teamed up to write an article in Allinial Global’s Briefing Spring 2021 publication that touches on the firm’s upcoming diversity and inclusion initiatives and best practices to help guide other accounting firms.
BPM for IN!
Founded in 1986, BPM is one of the largest California-based public accounting and advisory firms, ranked as one of the 50 largest firms in the country. For five years in a row, the Firm has been listed as one of the Best CPA Firms for Women by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA). The Firm has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work by the San Francisco Business Times, North Bay Business Journal, Silicon Valley Business Journal and Accounting Today.
Through its Inclusion Now! (IN!) program, BPM provides various platforms to ensure a culture that enhances the retention and recruitment of women and supports and encourages colleagues of all genders, ethnicities and those who identify as LGBTQIA+ to feel comfortable expressing their authentic self. Learn more on BPM’s Inclusion Now! webpage.
About Allinial Global
Allinial Global is a member-based association dedicated to the success of independent accounting and consulting firms. Founded in 1969, this strategic affiliation of legally independent accounting firms has a mission to foster the independence, profitability, and continuous improvement of its members. Allinial Global is two hundred and thirty-eight members strong and growing, with locations throughout the world generating over $4 billion in collective revenues. With dedicated regional liaisons who have extensive connections throughout the Americas, EMEIA (Europe, the Middle East, India, and Africa), and the Asia Pacific region, members of Allinial Global are committed to providing the most agile, flexible, and client-centric solutions anywhere, anytime.