Even in tough economic times, these awards pay tribute to companies and individuals that are championing work/life balance, leadership and financial literacy in our profession.
Jackson, MS (PRWEB) October 28, 2009
The American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation honored HORNE LLP for their commitment to life/work balance by awarding HORNE the prestigious Balance Award. The award was presented to HORNE on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)/American Woman's Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) Joint National Conference in Las Vegas.
HORNE won the National Balance Award in the regional sized accounting firm category. The Balance Award recognizes companies that demonstrate sensitivity to women within the accounting industry; that provide leadership and mentoring opportunities for women; that are involved and show concern for the financial issues facing their communities; and those that implement policies, initiatives and programs that promote work/life balance.
"The ASWA Educational Foundation is thrilled to honor this prestigious group of honorees this year," said Mary Burns, CPA, Foundation Chair. "Even in tough economic times, these awards pay tribute to companies and individuals that are championing work/life balance, leadership and financial literacy in our profession."
This national recognition rewards "best in market" companies whose commitment to work/life balance have placed them in the enviable position of earning the prestigious Foundation Award.
"We are honored to receive this national award in recognition of the environment we work to create for our team members," said Executive Partner Hugh Parker, Ph.D., CPA. "We intentionally strive to obtain life/work balance for all our team members."
About The ASWA Educational Foundation
The mission of The American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation (The Foundation) is to promote and advance financial literacy, scholarship and life skills through programs of recognition, mentoring, research and outreach. The Foundation sponsors the Foundation Awards each year to recognize the accomplishments of distinguished individuals in the profession; companies that encourage their employees to balance work and life; and people committed to fostering financial literacy. Additional Foundation programs include scholarships to encourage women professionals in the accounting fields to reach new levels of professional achievement and certification. For more information, please go to http://www.aswa.org/foundation/foundation.html.
HORNE LLP is one of the top 50 accounting and business advisory firms in the country, as reported by the 2008 Public Accounting Report (PAR), and one of the top 10 accounting and business advisory firms in the Southeast. With 13 offices in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas and Arizona, the firm has more than 475 team members serving clients across the nation. For more information on HORNE, visit http://www.horne-llp.com.