The University of Utah School of Accounting is making a serious commitment to support women who want to enter the accounting profession. We stand with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as they call upon firms and academic programs to honor the need for gender diversity in leadership positions in the profession.
While women consistently account for 50 percent of CPAs, they account for less than 9 percent of all CFOs and only 19 percent of partners at CPA firms nationwide.
The AICPA, through extensive research, has isolated the following key barriers in women’s attainment of leadership positions:
- Lack of visible female role models in the industry
- Lack of career advocacy and advancement from senior members