HBE Named to List of Best Firms for Leadership Equity for Third Year

HBE LLP, one of Nebraska’s leading providers of professional accounting, consulting, and financial management services, is pleased to announce that they have been added to the Accounting MOVE Project’s Best Firms for Leadership Equity List for the third year in a row. HBE is one of just nine firms nationwide awarded with this honor for 2017.


HBE has a long history of leadership equality due to core values centered upon integrity, respect, and teamwork. The firm has undergone significant growth over the past five years, and now has 44% women partners and a pipeline of directors that is 64% women. HBE has achieved this level of equality through a variety of efforts, including family friendly benefits, such as unlimited PTO for eligible employees, technology to make telecommuting easier, and flexible leadership pathways.


“HBE is honored to be recognized for the third year as one of the nation’s best firms for equity leadership,” states Cindy Love, HBE Partner. “Our policies and goals continue to focus on attracting and retaining top talent without regard to gender, age, race, or other discriminating factors. Diversity and teamwork empower us all to be the best we can be in our careers, communities, and personal lives.”


“Some firms have to work very hard to achieve the level of leadership equality that we enjoy at HBE,” adds Scott Becker, HBE Managing Partner. “In fact, we’re often asked what our ‘secret’ is for engaging and advancing women within the firm. In actuality, there is no secret. Our success in this area comes from our commitment to recognizing individual talents and contributions, and providing personalized workplace support systems so that all of our associates are able to thrive within the profession.”


The Accounting MOVE Project evaluates CPA firms across the nation based on percentage of women in leadership roles of various levels. This year, women comprise 24% of the partners and principals at the 49 firms that participated in the 2017 MOVE Project, the profession’s only annual benchmark of the status of women in the leadership pipeline. The MOVE Project is the profession’s only annual benchmark of the status of women in the leadership pipeline.


For the full list of this year’s equity leadership firms, please click here.


About HBE:

Founded in 1974, HBE LLP is a leading provider of professional accounting and consulting services throughout Nebraska. Operating from two offices located in Lincoln and Norfolk, Nebraska, the firm offers a complete range of financial management services for businesses, non-profit and governmental organizations, niche industries, and individuals. These services include audit, tax, business consulting, outsourced accounting and CFO solutions, and personal financial planning.

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