Saginaw, MI: Yeo & Yeo CPAs & Business Consultants was named to the Accounting MOVE Project Best Public Accounting Firms for Women list, which recognizes firms by their women's initiatives, female leadership, and driving results.
"Since 1987 when we elected our first female partner, we have recognized the importance of promoting women to leadership roles and it has only continued to grow," said Thomas Hollerback, CEO. "Today, women comprise 71% of our senior manager group-the future leaders of our firm."
In its sixth year, the 2015 Accounting MOVE Project reports a significant boost in the proportion of women partners and principals at the 47 CPA firms participating in the project-an average of 22%, up from 17% five years ago. The Best Public Accounting Firms for Women list was released by the Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA) and American Women's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA).
"We are headed in the right direction, but we need to continue to create awareness, advocate and advance women in the accounting field," said Carol Patridge, managing principal and member of Yeo & Yeo's board of directors. "The firm's Career Advocacy Team works to provide equal access to career development and advocacy experiences, assists women in advancing to leadership positions and promotes the successful integration of personal and professional lives."
The 10 firms named to the Best CPA Firms for Women list demonstrate three characteristics:
- Consistent, measurable progress in advancing women.
- Proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women.
- Evidence that the firm's advancement of women is intrinsic to its growth and succession goals.
Career paths are not do-it-yourself at Yeo & Yeo, thanks to maps and structures that show employees multiple proven routes to success. Women leaders of Yeo & Yeo will share their stories and advice weekly through September via the firm's website and social sites.
About Yeo & Yeo
Yeo & Yeo is a leading accounting, audit, tax and business consulting firm throughout Michigan with a proven reputation for personal service, commitment to clients and community support. Growing since 1923, Yeo & Yeo ranks among the Top 100 accounting firms in the U.S. with more than 200 employees and offices in Saginaw (headquarters), Alma, Ann Arbor, Flint, Greater Detroit, Kalamazoo, Lansing. Midland and Southgate. Other Yeo & Yeo affiliates include Affiliated Medical Billing, Yeo & Yeo Computer Consulting and Yeo & Yeo Financial Services. Yeo & Yeo is a founding member of LEA Global, the second largest international professional association. Learn more at www.yeoandyeo.com.