Women take the lead in accounting

Women take the lead in accounting
Anonymous. Intheblack. Melbourne: May 2008. Vol. 78, Iss. 4; pg. 13, 1 pgs
Abstract (Summary)

Women signing up to be part of Australia's largest accounting body now outnumber men. In 2007, 14,062 women enrolled to study CPA Australia's entry program compared with 10,150 men, a 16% difference. Women now account for 41% of CPA Australia's 117,000-strong membership. Ten years ago, in 1998, women accounted for 29% of the overall membership (87,000). CPA Australia president Alex Malley is delighted that more women are forging careers as finance professionals. To further understand gender issues affecting the accounting profession, CPA Australia is supporting research to extend its 2001 study on Gender Issues in Accounting this year. The study will look at policies, practices and procedures that assist the retention of accountants, particularly women accountants, and promote the equitable treatment of women accountants.

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