Sarasota, FL – Kerkering, Barberio& Co., Certified Public Accountants, is pleased to announce that the Firm has been selected as one of theBest Public Accounting Firms for Leadership Equity as determined by the 2014 AccountingMOVE Project which recognizes the Best Public Accounting Firms for Women. Leadership Equity is comprised of firms withat least 40 employees, where women comprise about 38% of top leaders – about twice the 19% that is theaverage for all firms participating the 2014 Accounting MOVE Project.
Firms were ranked on the range , depth and success of programs and workplace cultureproven to remove barriers to women’s success, especially at midlevel andabove. A key factor is the proportion ofwomen partners. The 2014 Accounting MOVEProject reported that women comprised 19% of the partners in aggregate, at the50 participating firms. For the BestPublic Accounting Firms for Women, firms with higher proportions of womenpartners had an edge in making the list. MOVE methodology pivots on four factors – money, opportunity, vitalsupports for work/life balance and entrepreneurship – known to advance women in theworkplace.
“We are very proud of the people and the culture at Kerkering,Barberio & Co. It is the combinationof the two that make this distinguished honor possible,” said Rob Lane, ManagingShareholder.
Kerkering, Barberio & Co. is one of the largest independentcertified public accounting firms in Southwest Florida and offers a wide rangeof services to businesses, organizations, and individuals. The firm has been serving clients since 1972. Kerkering, Barberio & Co. has threelocations: one at 1990 Main Street, Suite 801, Sarasota, FL, one in LakewoodRanch at 6320 Venture Drive, Suite 203, Lakewood Ranch, FL, and one at 405 N.Reo Street, Suite 200, Tampa, FL.