Virginia Society of CPAs Named One of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants  (VSCPA)  was recently named one of the 2014 Best Places to Work in Virginia. The annual list of “Best Places to Work” was created by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. The VSCPA has made the list every year since its inception.
This survey and award program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state's economy, its workforce and businesses. The Best Places to Work in Virginia list is made up of a total of 100 companies split into three groups: small employers (fewer than 100 employees), midsized employers (100–250 employees), and large employers (more than 250 employees). The VSCPA has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia in the small employer category.
“The knowledge and talent of the staff are key to so many of our successes,” VSCPA President and CEO Stephanie Peters, CAE, said. “Our staff truly cares about the CPA profession and is dedicated to promoting and supporting our members. Providing a competitive work environment is critical to meeting our mission.”
To be considered for participation, companies had to fulfill the following eligibility requirements:
- Be a for-profit or nonprofit business or government entity
- Be a publicly or privately held business
- Have a facility in the state of Virginia
- Have at least fifteen employees working in Virginia
- Must be in business a minimum of one year
Companies from across the state entered the two-part survey process to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. The first part consisted of evaluating each nominated company's workplace policies, practices, philosophy, systems, and demographics. This part of the process was worth approximately 25 percent of the total evaluation. The second part consisted of an employee survey to measure the employee experience. This part of the process was worth approximately 75 percent of the total evaluation. The combined scores determined the top companies and the final ranking. Best Companies Group managed the overall registration and survey process in Virginia and also analyzed the data and used their expertise to determine the final ranking.
The rankings of the fourth annual Best Places to Work in Virginia will be unveiled and published in the February 2014 issue of Virginia Business.
For more information on the Best Places to Work in Virginia program, visit www.BestPlacesToWorkVA.com .
The VSCPA  is the leading professional association in the Commonwealth dedicated to enhancing the success of all CPAs. Founded in 1909, the VSCPA has 11,000 members who work in public accounting, industry, government and education. For more information, please visit the News Room on the VSCPA website at www.vscpa.com , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org  or call (804) 612-9440. To search for a CPA in your geographic region, visit www.vscpa.com/FindaCPA .