Seven PrimeGlobal Firms Sign National Pledge for Diversity & Inclusion
ALL InsightsFebruary 19, 2021 - AAFCPAs, Berkowitz Pollack Brant Advisors + CPAs, Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC, Katz, Sapper & Miller, Schneider Downs & Co., Inc., SingerLewak LLP
Seven PrimeGlobal member firms have signed the CEO ACT!ON pledge, a worldwide commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The signatories include executives from AAFCPAs, Berkowitz Pollack Brant, Berntson Porter & Company, Carr Riggs & Ingram, Katz Sapper & Miller, Schneider Downs and SingerLewak. The pledge is driven by a collective understanding and acknowledgement that addressing diversity and inclusion is a fundamental, societal issue. Recognizing that change starts at the executive level, more than 1,600 CEOs of companies and business organizations across the globe are leveraging their support to advance diversity and inclusion (DI) in the workplace.
A critical element of the CEO pledge is helping organizations enhance their current diversity strategies. Participating companies are called to demonstrate successful actions they have implemented to further DI in their organizations.
“We recognize the role we have to play in cultivating a trusting environment where all ideas are welcomed and employees feel comfortable and empowered. In addition to improving our community, we believe diversity drives performance and employee engagement." Bob Berntson, CEO, Berntson Porter
“We are proud of our member firms stepping up to meet this challenge. PrimeGlobal has a 2021 Insight initiative on Talent and this is an essential part of the program. We anticipate of member firms making the same commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DEI) in their firm and community.” Michelle Arnold, PrimeGlobal Executive Director North America
AAFCPAs is the largest PrimeGlobal member firm in Boston, Massachusetts with 270+ staff, and 35 partners.Learn more
The advisors and accountants of Berkowitz Pollack Brant have provided comprehensive tax planning and compliance, forensic and litigation support audit services and business consulting to entrepreneurs, companies and individuals for nearly four decades. Our strength is establishing inter-disciplinary teams comprised of CPAs, finance and valuation professionals, senior tax professionals, technical audit specialists, information technology resources, and financial and estate planning experts. The firm has earned a reputation for integrity, collaboration and technical skill.Learn more
Carr, Riggs & Ingram (CRI) is one of the top 20 largest accounting firms in the United States and the fastest growing in the top 100. CRI delivers innovative, solutions-oriented support specifically tailored to help its clients maximize their profitability and success. CRI’s traditional and specialized services are derived from the firm’s national strength and grown from its continued commitment to client service and hospitality. Our services include accounting and auditing (A&A), business consulting and support, transaction advisory services, forensic accounting, IT auditing, retirement plan auditing, SEC compliance, litigation support, business valuation, local, state, federal and international, tax planning and consulting, and trusts and estates. Additionally, CRI’s portfolio of companies delivers service organization control (SOC) reports, transaction advisory services, and wealth management.Learn more
Katz, Sapper & Miller (KSM) is a nationally recognized consulting, tax, and audit firm. Through our deep experience across multiple disciplines and industries, we leverage emerging technologies, combined with our people’s differing perspectives, ingenuity, and creativity, to help our clients solve their most difficult challenges.Learn more
Schneider Downs is a top regional accounting and business advisory firm located in the northeastern part of the United States with a significant international reach. For more than 60 years, we have provided professional services to public and private companies, nonprofit organizations, professional associations, service firms and government entities across the United States and around the world. We have more than 450 employees and 42 shareholders and offer more than 80 services with dedicated teams from five business units: Assurance and Tax Advisors, Business Advisors, Corporate Finance Advisors, Technology Advisors and Wealth Management Advisors.Learn more
SingerLewak is a public accounting firm focused on serving clients by being nimble, service-oriented and technically proficient. We are headquartered out of the Westwood, Los Angeles office with another nine offices spread throughout California, from the Bay area to Orange County and the Inland Empire. We also have expanded to Denver, Colorado and are looking to grow within the Northwest region. Serving clients since 1959, SingerLewak has built a reputation for excellence by providing expertise in accounting, tax and advisory services. We work in all industries from technology, life sciences, manufacturing and distribution, construction, services and entertainment. We are able to help companies grow, whether it is an early stage medical device company located in San Jose to raising capital through the public markets through a Regulation A offering, or an initial public offering to offering services to help a company get sold with the right team and technical experience to the appropriate strategic buyer or financial sponsor. The breadth of services that we provide mirror that of a national firm in key business sectors and industry specializations from providing bookkeeping services, state and local tax advice, high net worth individual concierge services to the attest and taxation services that are the foundation of our services.Learn more