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Plante Moran named ‘Best Accounting Firm for Women’ for sixth consecutive year

June 8, 2016 Press Release 1 min read

Southfield, Michigan — Plante Moran, one of the nation’s largest certified public accounting and business advisory firms, has been named to the Accounting MOVE Project’s “Best Public Accounting Firms for Women” list, released by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and American Women’s Society of CPAs.

The list, which has been published for the past seven years, names 10 accounting firms that demonstrate the following characteristics:

  • Consistent, measurable progress in advancing women to leadership
  • Proven and evolving programs that retain and advance women
  • Clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women

Those named to the list were selected by the Accounting MOVE Project after reviewing survey results submitted by leading financial and accounting firms. Plante Moran has been included on the list each of the six years it’s submitted.

“Progress is accelerating at MOVE firms,” said Joanne Cleaver, president of Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., the firm that designed and manages the Accounting MOVE Project. “Leading MOVE firms have figured what works, and they are re-investing in proven strategies.”

While Plante Moran has a long history of supporting women in the accounting profession, in 2012 the firm launched a formal Women in Leadership initiative with a goal of fostering equal presence, impact and influence from men and women at all levels of the firm, including partnership.

“This recognition is a testament to Plante Moran’s commitment to women at the firm and throughout the profession,” said Sue Perlin, leader of Plante Moran’s Women in Leadership initiative. “Through formal programs and supportive policies, we remain focused on attracting, retaining, developing and advancing women into leadership positions within the firm.”

About Plante Moran

Plante Moran is among the nation's largest accounting, tax and consulting firms and provides a full line of services to organizations in the following industries: manufacturing and distribution, financial institutions, service, health care, private equity, public sector and real estate and construction. Plante Moran has a staff of more than 2,000 professionals in 22 offices throughout Michigan, Ohio, and Illinois with international offices in Shanghai, China; Monterrey, Mexico; and Mumbai, India. Plante Moran has been recognized by a number of organizations, including FORTUNE magazine, as one of the country's best places to work. For more information, visit


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