SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 17, 2015 -- BPM (BPMCPA.COM), one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, has been named to the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women list, released by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and American Women’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA).
"Fostering women's leadership at all levels is a central part of BPM’s culture and a pivotal part of development for our young professionals,” said Beth Baldwin, Director of Human Resources at BPM. “Over fifty percent of our client service professional staff is comprised of women. We are proud to have our female partners listed among ‘The Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business’ every year since 2011."
Companies 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
Women on the partner-track at BPM accelerate their progress by gaining trainings and individual coaching on presentation skills and personal brand strategy. Young staff get a quick start with the firm’s new skills development program. To view current career openings at BPM, click here.
BPM is one of the largest California-based accounting and consulting firms, serving the San Francisco Bay Area's emerging and mid-cap businesses, as well as high net worth individuals since 1986. BPM has extensive experience in a broad range of industries including technology, life science, manufacturing, food and wine, automotive, nonprofits, real estate and construction. The firm's highly respected Consulting Group is recognized as a leading innovator in addressing business-oriented challenges, and the international tax practice is one of the largest on the West Coast and builds value for clients across the globe. Most recently, BPM was recognized as the 10th “Best Place to Work,” in the large company category, by the San Francisco Business Times and the Silicon Valley Business Journal. For more information, please visit www.bpmcpa.com.
About the American Women’s Society of Certified Public Accounts (AWSCPA)
AWSCPA is a national organization founded in 1933 dedicated to serving all women CPAs. The AWSCPA provides a supportive environment and valuable resources for members to achieve their personal and professional goals through various opportunities including leadership, networking and education. As the only resource exclusively for women CPAs and those aspiring to become certified, the society provides information as well as scholarships to those in the profession. The society is a leader in addressing concerns such as gender equity, the glass ceiling, and work and family issues. AWSCPA members— from individual practitioners to professionals in industry, academia, and government, as well as partners in all of the largest firms—work in all segments of the accounting and financial professions. Visit the AWSCPA website at www.awscpa.org or call the society’s office at 800- AWSCPA1 (800-297-2721).
About the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)
The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance promotes the professional growth of women in accounting and finance. Members of the association benefit from opportunities to connect with colleagues, advance their careers, and become industry leaders. For 75 years, the organization has proudly upheld its mission to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential, and to contribute to the future development of their profession. Visit www.afwa.org for more information.