2018 Accounting MOVE Project Report Outlines New Modes of Investing in Women and Defining Success – BPM Recognized for Fourth Consecutive Year


San Francisco, CA – BPM LLP, one of the 50 largest public accounting and advisory firms in the country, has been named among the list of Best Public Accounting Firms for Women and Best Firms for Leadership Equity, based on the 2018 Accounting MOVE Project report.


The Best CPA Firms for Women list, sponsored by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), is based on each year’s MOVE results. The firms named to the list demonstrate three characteristics:

  • Consistent, measurable progress in advancing women to leadership
  • Proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women
  • Clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women with business results

“We are proud to be recognized on this list,” commented Michelle Ausburn, BPM Women’s Initiative Now! (WIN!) Partner Champion. “This award reflects BPM’s commitment to our community, clients and colleagues.”

The 2018 Accounting MOVE Project found that women comprise 25% of the management committees at participating firms—a huge advance from the 19% reported in the 2014 report. Still, progress is incremental overall, with women remaining at 24% of partners and principals at CPA firms.

“BPM recognizes that a win for women, is a win for the firm,” said AFWA Executive Director, Cindy Stanley. “Their women’s initiatives are inclusive of the entire firm, creating a supportive culture and reinforcing a common goal.”

Earlier this year, Vault Accounting 50 ranked BPM as the number one accounting firm for women and the second best accounting firm for promotion policies.