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Inside Corporate Accounting: Accounting firms embrace the future
At many firms, adopting technology such as VPN lines and videoconferencing tools that make it easy to work from home has helped with retention. “We have technology that helps women work from home, grow and advance,” said Terry Pissi, CPA, an accounting and audit partner at Anchin, Block & Anchin, who leads the firm’s Women’s Initiative Network.
But the real test of such initiatives is whether firms actually promote diverse professionals, notes Russell Shinsky, CPA, co-managing partner at Anchin. Out of 16 recent management promotions at the firm, six were women, including two of the three partners, said Shinsky. “People don’t want to hear that it happens—they want to see that it does,” said Shinsky.
Read the complete article by Crain’s New York Business.