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Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Names Brown Smith Wallace a Best CPA Firm for Women and a Best Firm for Equity Leadership


(ST. LOUIS, June 12, 2020) For the fourth year, the Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance has named Brown Smith Wallace a 2020 Accounting MOVE Project Best CPA Firm for Women. In addition to this recognition, the firm was also named a Best Firm for Equity Leadership.

“Brown Smith Wallace has a history of supporting the careers of women. We offered alternative work schedules long before the industry embraced the idea, which allowed us to retain so many talented women,” says firm managing partner Tony Caleca. “That’s just one of the many programs the firm has invested in over the years, which has led to a robust representation of women in the leadership ranks of our firm.”  

The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Best CPA Firms for Women list is based on each year’s Accounting MOVE Project survey results. The firms named to the list demonstrate consistent, measurable progress in advancing women to leadership; proven and continually evolving programs that retain and advance women; and clear and compelling integration of the business case for advancing women with business results.

Those named to the Best Firms for Equity Leadership list have 30% women partners & principals – that’s the tipping point for members of any single identity group to be heard as individuals, as indicated by copious research. The Equity Leadership list recognizes firms that have achieved this key threshold for gender equity through some combination of culture, growth and programs. 


About Brown Smith Wallace

Brown Smith Wallace—an independent firm associated with Moore Global Network Limited—is a nationally recognized, top 100, full-service CPA and business advisory firm in Missouri with more than 300 employees. The firm is the top-ranked St. Louis firm in the 2021 Vault Accounting Firm ranking, is recognized as a top workplace for women by the Accounting MOVE Project and is a 2019 INSIDE Public Accounting Best of the Best Firm. For more information, visit or call 314.983.1200.

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