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Category: Diversity

May 24, 2022

CBM Manager Reema Patel Publishes Diversity Article for Virginia Society of CPAs

Reema Patel, manager and co-director of Diversity – Professional Accountants and Advisors Transforming the Horizon (D-PATH), the firm’s internal diversity and inclusion group, published an article in the Spring 2022 issue of Disclosures, the membership publication of the Virginia Society of CPAs. Reema’s article, “Carving a Diverse Path: How One CPA Firm Developed a Program to Develop and Advance a Diverse Workforce”, shares how D-PATH began driving more intentional efforts to empower women and minorities through professional development, networking and… Read more ›

May 9, 2022

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell to Serve as Gold Sponsor of 2022 Greater Washington Society of CPAs Women’s Leadership Conference

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) is proud to serve as a gold sponsor of the 2022 Greater Washington Society of CPAs Women’s Leadership Conference at the Towers Crescent Conference Center in Vienna, VA. This event, to be held on Thursday, May 19, provides networking and professional development opportunities for women throughout the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Through the firm’s internal diversity and inclusion group, Diversity – Professional Accountants and Advisors Transforming the Horizon (D-PATH), CBM has been involved for several… Read more ›

April 7, 2022

Charting a Change in Culture

  Every not-for-profit develops a culture over time, often defining the organization. However, even if your group’s been successful in the past, a change in culture could be a change for the better. Warning Signs to Observe First, does your culture need an alteration? It’s often difficult to know for sure, but there are several warning signs that change might be warranted. For instance: Lack of commitment. It’s important for the people working for your organization to believe in its… Read more ›

April 6, 2022

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Delivers More Than $14,000 in Relief to Ukraine and I Support the Girls, An International Network Supporting Girls and Women Experiencing Homelessness

PDF: Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Delivers More than $14,000 in Relief to Ukraine and I Support the Girls, An International Network Supporting Girls and Women Experiencing Homelessness Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM), a full-service tax, accounting and advisory business serving clients in the Washington, DC metropolitan and Mid-Atlantic regions, collaborated with individual team members to donate more than $14,000 to Ukraine relief efforts and in support of girls and women experiencing homelessness around the world. The giving campaign ran through… Read more ›

November 9, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell Recognized as One of the Best Firms for Leadership Equity for the Third Consecutive Year

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) was recognized by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA) and the Accounting MOVE Project for the third consecutive year as a top accounting firm for leadership equity. Recognition acknowledges the achievements of firms nationwide that successfully passed the threshold of having at least 30% of its partner and principal group composed of women, a statistic research suggests allows for meaningful contributions from a particular group. “We could not be prouder of the CBM team,”… Read more ›

April 1, 2021

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell and Team Members Donate $1,170 to Honor Women’s History Month

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) 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… Read more ›

March 23, 2021

Celebrating Edna Nick (In Honor of Women’s History Month)

In honor of Women’s History Month, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) is proud to celebrate Edna Nick, the first of several women who continue to serve as equity partners in our 100-year history. Edna Nick was the first woman to pass the CPA examination in the Commonwealth of Virginia and, after becoming certified, she would go on to work at CBM for 51 years and become the firm’s first equity woman partner. Although women were a minority in the accounting… Read more ›

August 29, 2020

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) Welcomes Diversity Champion Kimberly Ellison-Taylor to Discuss Inclusion in the Professional Workforce

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) was proud to welcome Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, an executive at Oracle, former chairman of the Association of International Certified Public Accountants, award-winning champion of issues related to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and renowned speaker to the firm’s August 27, 2020 staff meeting. Ellison-Taylor spoke about the value and benefits of inclusion in professional organizations. As CBM continues to champion diversity among its team members, gaining recognition for the second consecutive year from the Accounting… Read more ›

August 22, 2020

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) and Team Members Collectively Donate $6,500 to Organizations in Support of Black Lives, Education and Community Development

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) has made a $3,250 donation to the National Association of Black Accountants National Scholarship Program. The contribution represented a dollar-for-dollar match to individual team member donations to various organizations that support Black health, education, rights and community development for a total donation of $6,500. The initiative was launched by CBM D-PATH, the firm’s diversity and inclusion group, a response to the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota and countless others—some recognized in the media, others… Read more ›

June 14, 2020

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM) Named by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance as One of the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership for the Second Consecutive Year

For the second consecutive year, Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell (CBM), a full-service accounting and advisory firm based in Bethesda, MD, has been named one of the best accounting firms in equity leadership by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA). This recognition continues to reinforce CBM as a top firm that offers professional opportunities for women throughout the accounting profession. Currently, 44% of CBM’s firm leadership is female, 65% of the staff is female and 30% of the team is… Read more ›