Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a Bethesda, MD-based accounting and advisory firm, and individual team members, donated $1,170 to several organizations to honor Women’s History Month in March. The campaign, spearheaded by D-PATH, an internal employee affinity group dedicated to supporting diversity and inclusion, is part of CBM100-Charities, a two-year initiative to celebrate the firm’s 100th anniversary through team-wide charitable giving and volunteerism.
Donations benefited the Women’s Economic Future Fund, the DC chapter of the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance and other organizations that contribute to or promote the betterment of women’s lives, health, education or safety.
“CBM has long embraced the important role that women play in business, the not-for-profit sector and throughout the world,” said CBM President and Managing Partner Daniel L. Weaver, CPA. “Their talents and leadership have contributed significantly to society and we, in particular, are proud to be the firm where Edna Nick, the first woman to pass the CPA exam in Virginia, became a partner in 1937. CBM will continue to champion the advancement of women within our team and wherever we believe we can have an impact.”
CBM has been recognized for its commitment to diversity and inclusion over the past several years. Along with support for the D-PATH group, which started in 2018, the firm was recognized twice by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance as a top equity firm for leadership in 2019 and 2020. And CBM Senior Advisor Pat Drolet was the recipient of the 2020 Virginia Society of CPAs’ Ruth Coles Harris Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Award. Women at Councilor, Buchanan, & Mitchell, P.C. compose 44 percent of the leadership team and 65 percent of the team overall.
The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance, one of the recipients of CBM’s matching donation, is a not-for-profit organization that enables women in accounting and related finance fields to achieve their fullest personal, professional and economic potential, while contributing to future development within the profession. The Women’s Economic Future Fund, the second recipient, was created by Seneca Women and Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors as a response to the horrific impacts of Covid-19. The fund supports not-for-profits that strengthen women’s economic empowerment, health and safety.
CBM actively recruits women candidates interested in contributing their talents to the firm. Visit https://www.cbmcpa.com/careers/ to learn more about current job opportunities.