Rothstein Kass Among Working Mother's 100 Best Companies

Firm Commended for Innovative LIFE Initiative.

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Roseland, New Jersey (PRWEB) September 18, 2012

Rothstein Kass (http://www.rkco.com), a leading national professional services provider, today announced it has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the nation’s leading family-friendly companies on the “2012 Working Mother 100 Best Companies” list. The firm was specifically recognized for its LIFE initiative, the firm’s pioneering women’s career development program, and complementary family-oriented policies, which enable working parents to strike the sought-after work-life integration.

“We’re honored to be recognized as a company committed to family values in the workplace,” said Steven Kass, Co-CEO and Co-Managing Principal of Rothstein Kass. “At Rothstein Kass, our employees are our extended family, and we want to help them flourish both professionally and personally without having to make sacrifices at the office or at home. Our programs have led to tangible increases in employee satisfaction and engagement, which we believe translate into better results for our clients.”

Rothstein Kass’ highly acclaimed LIFE program was established in 2007. An acronym for Leadership, Inspiration, Family and Empowerment, the program strives to attract, retain and advance women leaders throughout all levels of the company. Most notably, Rothstein Kass offers customized work arrangements and a firm-wide mentoring program. Additionally, LIFE provides professional skills and personal development sessions, networking partnerships, business development training and strategic alliances.

“In the past, many women have been forced to make a choice between investing in their careers and being a mother. But recently, the paradigm has begun to shift nationwide, and, as a working mother myself, I can personally say I’m proud Rothstein Kass is a leader in the movement,” said Rosalie Mandel, Founder and Principal-in-Charge of the Rothstein Kass LIFE program. “Through our LIFE initiative, I am confident our organization is giving women the tools, training and networking opportunities to reach their full potential professionally and at home.”

Working Mother 100 Best Companies are judged on responses to a survey of over 500 questions measuring opportunities for advancement for women in addition to benefits such as health care, child care, parental leave and flexible work arrangements. This is the first year Rothstein Kass has been named to the list.

Jennifer Owens, editorial director of Working Mother Media, states, “These Best Companies know what it takes to keep all employees, but especially their employee moms, productive and engaged at work. As the stress surrounding work-life integration continues to rise, so does the opportunity for creating a win-win environment for employees and employers. The Working Mother 100 Best Companies see the payoff from their programs and policies and are outstanding examples for companies to emulate.”

About Rothstein Kass:

Rothstein Kass is a premier professional services firm that has served privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families, for more than 50 years. As trusted advisors to our clients, Rothstein Kass provides accounting, auditing and tax services, as well as a full array of integrated services, to clients across industry spectrums and in all stages of organizational development. At the core of Rothstein Kass’ remarkable success lies our commitment to hiring, developing and retaining employees that represent an entrepreneurial spirit mirroring that of the sophisticated business and financial services communities that we serve.


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