A Legacy of Leadership Must Extend to Diversity

Latina businesswoman using earpiece with businessmen in backgroundOpportunity needs to be available to everyone.

By Liz Gold
in From Success to Significance: The Radical CPA Guide

Though it is slowly changing, most accounting firms are traditional in the sense that they are still owned and managed by white, Baby Boomer-aged men wearing nice suits and ties. It’s been the go-to standard for decades. Slowly, I would argue, more hoodies and hip sneakers are taking over the suits, as is common in startup culture, but this obviously depends on the firm and its customers.

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And while technology may be changing at the speed of light, firm processes are getting more streamlined and even more firms are looking to value pricing because they just understand the limitations of timesheets, change also needs to be happening from a talent and business development perspective.

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Liz Gold

Liz Gold

About the Author

Liz Gold, CPA Trendlines expert author on CannaBizCPA.pro, has been writing about the accounting profession for over a decade. Her specialty areas include radical people, ideas, and progressive social change. A former senior editor at Accounting Today, she is the founder and CEO of Rhino Girl Media, a media company that helps accounting firms, companies, and individuals evolve their brand voice and advance their mission. She can be reached at rhinogirlmedia.com

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