Specialist - Diversity & Inclusion
Elizabeth Burkhalter, CPA
Senior Manager – Diversity and Inclusion
Young Member Initiatives
Director – Diversity & Inclusion
Lead Manager – Diversity & Inclusion
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Diversity and Inclusion
The AICPA & CIMA works to encourage and promote diversity, equity, & inclusion within the CPA accounting and finance profession and its workforce, as we believe a workplace that is reflective and inclusive of the global communities in which they serve - different people, different cultures, and different perspectives – are is greatly positioned to innovatively solve the challenging and complex issues facing clients and the evolving public interest.
Spotlight on Professional Resources
The difference between an ally and an advocate comes down to action. Use this toolkit to facilitate an environment for discussions and actions that will help advance LGBTQ+ Inclusion in the workplace.
Demonstrate your firm’s commitment to diversity while gaining an edge in recruitment.
Use this roadmap as a guide as you set your firm’s priorities for increasing diversity and building a culture of inclusion
The world is rich with diversity, which is reflected in the observances celebrated by various cultures and populations. Knowledge of the following short list of diversity holidays and celebrations can enhance your workplace diversity and inclusion efforts.
Is Everyone Present and Accounted For?
Did you know that minorities only represent 14 percent of the CPA Profession? And we are missing out. From rapidly shifting demographics and buying power to recruiting and retaining the best talent, the business case for increasing diversity and inclusion is crystal clear.
D&I competency model
Embracing diversity and practicing inclusion consists of critical skillsets needed for the success of your firm. Leverage this framework to define effective job performance for your various employee roles in this area.
Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model
Want to expand your organization’s diversity and inclusion efforts? Evaluate your firm today and receive a free diversity report based on the responses you provided, an opportunity to benchmark a similar organization that has completed the assessment and access to resources that contribute to a more inclusive organizational culture.
We have created many resources over the years that help address various diversity and inclusion matters. We have archived them here for your reference.