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Category: Diversity

April 1, 2021

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

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… 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, P.C. 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 Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell for 51 years and become the firm’s first equity woman partner. Although women were a minority… Read more ›

August 29, 2020

CBM Welcomes Diversity Champion Kimberly Ellison-Taylor to Discuss Inclusion in the Professional Workforce

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 & Financial Women’s Alliance… Read more ›

August 22, 2020

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. and Team Members Collectively Donate $6,500 to Organizations in Support of Black Lives, Education and Community Development

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), a full-service accounting and advisory firm with offices in Bethesda, MD and Washington, DC, 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… Read more ›

June 14, 2020

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, P.C. (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… Read more ›

March 17, 2020

CBM Board Chair Patricia Drolet Named the Recipient of the Virginia Society of CPAs Ruth Coles Harris Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Award

March 17, 2020 (Bethesda, MD & Washington, DC) – Patricia Drolet, CPA, PFS, Board Chair at Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM), has been named the recipient of this year’s Ruth Coles Harris Advancing Diversity and Inclusion Award. The award, granted annually by the Virginia Society of CPAs, recognizes a Washington, DC metro-area CPA who has championed diversity and inclusion at their company or within the industry, has served as an inspirational mentor or coach, or has actively implemented programs… Read more ›

June 17, 2019

CBM Named by the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance as One of the Best CPA Firms for Equity Leadership

Councilor, Buchanan & Mitchell, P.C. (CBM) has been named one of the best accounting firms in equity leadership by the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA). This recognition, published in AFWA’s 2019 Accounting MOVE Project report, highlights CBM as a firm with above-average equity by women leaders (at 47.1%). CBM’s recognition also reflects the launch of a professional development initiative for women and diverse professionals at the firm entitled CBM D-PATH (Diversity: Professional Accountants and Advisors Transforming the Horizon). The… Read more ›