Double digit growth for 2 consecutive years has enabled Vincents to welcome four new directors into our leadership team – with 3 out of these 4 promotions going to women and boosting female representation at the highest echelons of the accounting profession.
Katrina Brennan & Rebecca Macdonald from Business Advisory join Carolyn Rosetta-Walsh from Audit & Assurance and Kain Elsmore from Forensic Services as directors effective 1 July.
These promotions are the equivalent of one of the Big 4 awarding 75% of their annual top level promotions to females – certainly shining a bright light for the mid-tier firm and its board, who are passionate about seeing more women reach leadership positions.
Being in the practice of accounting it is pleasing to see that the numbers support this encouraging move across all levels. As evidenced in the 2015 report submitted to the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, approximately 40% of Vincents’ new recruits were female as well as women receiving a fantastic 60% of available promotions within the firm.
Managing director David Rose said these promotions reflect not only the firm’s commitment to growth across all business units, but also internal promotions and efforts to increase diversity amongst the leadership team.
“The firm’s Core Competency Matrix clearly defines what is required in order to progress within the firm and the training it will invest to help employees succeed,” Mr Rose said. “Watching our staff members grow and develop in our backyard is a vital part of the firms’ past and future success … and one that we are delighted to share with the community.”
“We have always had a strong female presence with 57% of our current Managerial positions being held by females, but these appointments move up to the next level by significantly increasing our Boards’ female representation.”
“Attaining a high level of gender diversity is a paramount business consideration at Vincents and this year’s strong contingent of female promotions really demonstrates the success of the range of initiatives we have put in place – including gender remuneration gap analysis, paid parental leave and flexible working arrangements to support employees with family and caring responsibilities”.
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