Lurie Again Named Among the Best CPA Firms for Women, Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership by the Accounting MOVE Project

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Lurie, LLP, one of the nation’s top 200 accounting and consulting firms, was named to the 2020 Accounting MOVE Project list, from the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), as one of the nation’s Best CPA Firms for Women and Best CPA Firm for Equity Leadership.

The 2020 Accounting MOVE Project report “reveals emerging momentum of women in driving new practice growth,” as stated in the press release. “Everybody gets to innovate as Lurie’s innovation team creates labs, sprints and challenges that tackle client projects and internal processes. Firm leaders say that the constantly refreshed opportunities to try out new ideas have created a talent showcase that spotlights aptitudes and abilities that otherwise might be overlooked.”

In 2020, there are six women partners who lead service teams and departments, demonstrating to all employees and the business community the equity and inclusion are what drives Lurie’s innovative culture. 

“Our firm has been an advocate for women in leadership for over 30 years and we are proud of our continuous effort to advance women into leadership positions not only within our firm, but also within the community,” said Beth Kieffer Leonard, Managing Partner of Lurie, LLP. “Internally, we are committed to attracting and retaining women as we know diverse perspectives leads to better work.”

Lurie is one of 13 accounting firms named as Best CPA Firms for Women and one of 21 accounting firms named as Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership.

The firms named to the Best Accounting Firms for Women list demonstrate consistent, measurable progress in advancing women to leadership; and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women; and clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women with business results.

The Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership list is based on the MOVE survey results and recognizes firms with at least 50 employees, where women comprise at least 30% of partners and principals. The Equity Leadership list recognizes firms that have achieved this milestone through any combination of culture, programs or initiatives.

Read the full press release or a full summary of the 2020 Accounting MOVE Project is available on the AFWA website.

About Lurie

Founded in 1940, Lurie LLP is a prominent CPA & Advisory firm providing accounting, audit, tax planning, transaction advisory, retirement planning services and wealth management to privately held and family businesses, as well as individuals. With more than 180 employees, offices in Minnesota and Southwest Florida, and membership in Moore North America, Lurie has the ability to serve clients across the United States and hundreds of countries worldwide. To learn more visit: or follow on LinkedIn: @Lurie LLP.

About the Accounting MOVE Project

About the Accounting MOVE Project The Accounting MOVE Project is based on the MOVE methodology, developed by research partner Wilson-Taylor Associates, Inc., which investigates the factors proven to be essential to women’s career success:
M – Money: fair pay practices;
O – Opportunity: advancement and leadership development;
V – Vital supports: work-life programs that remove barriers;
E – Entrepreneurship: operating experience for managing or business ownership

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