SARASOTA – Kerkering, Barberio & Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected as one of the Best Public Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity as determined by the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project which recognizes the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women. Leadership Equity is comprised of firms with at least 40 employees, where women comprise about 38% of top leaders – about twice the 19% that is the average for all firms participating the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project.
Firms were ranked on the range, depth and success of programs and workplace culture proven to remove barriers to women's success, especially at mid-level and above. A key factor is the proportion of women partners. The 2014 Accounting MOVE Project reported that women comprised 19% of the partners in aggregate, at the 50 participating firms. For the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women, firms with higher proportions of women partners had an edge in making the list. MOVE methodology pivots on four factors – money, opportunity, vital supports for work/life balance and entrepreneurship – known to advance women in the workplace.
"We are very proud of the people and the culture at Kerkering, Barberio & Co. It is the combination of the two that make this distinguished honor possible," said Rob Lane, Managing Shareholder.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independent certified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide range of services to businesses, organizations, and individuals. The firm has been serving clients since 1972. Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has three locations: one at 1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL, one in Lakewood Ranch at 6320 Venture Drive, Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, FL, and one at 405 N. Reo Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL.