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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

We’re committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion because we know our collective differences make us better – at advising our clients, developing our employees, and serving our communities.

Many Perspectives, One Team

The accounting profession is changing and becoming more complex. Clients expect and deserve more. Employees want to be challenged and grow in a workplace where they can be themselves. At KSM we believe success in all these areas comes from seeking out unique perspectives, encouraging expansive thinking and creative problem-solving, and creating an environment where all team members feel they belong. Rising to this level doesn’t happen by accident. It comes from an intentional focus on bringing differences together to create a culture of diversity that thrives on equity and inclusion.

Diversity at KSM means tapping into the power of our differences to enable our very best work for our clients and support for our communities. Bringing together people of different ethnicities, genders, ages, personal beliefs, life experiences, professional backgrounds, and sexual orientations helps us better relate to our clients and communities as their needs and profiles change. It is about sustaining a culture of many who work as one, with the goal of maximizing firm performance and mutual benefit.

Equity at KSM means being committed to fair and impartial policies, processes, and distribution of resources within KSM. It means we pledge fair treatment, equal opportunities, and access to information and resources for all KSM employees. To achieve equity at KSM, we are committed to an environment built on respect and dignity for all individuals.

Inclusion at KSM means providing all employees the opportunity to share their voice, work to their greatest potential, and make an impact. It is about building trust among our employees, clients, and communities that comes from respecting and valuing our differences. To do this we foster a workplace in which awareness is pervasive, learning is continuous, and all feel that they belong.

We are proud of our commitment to celebrate how our differences make us better. We continually test our practices, policies, and norms against this commitment, and strive to be better every day.

It Starts at the Top

KSM is proud to participate in CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest global CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Our commitment includes these four actions:

  1. Continuing to make our workplace a trusting place to have complex, and sometimes difficult, conversations about diversity and inclusion
  2. Implementing and expanding unconscious bias education
  3. Sharing best – and unsuccessful – practices, to both teach and learn from others
  4. Creating and sharing strategic inclusion and diversity plans with our partner group

Learn more about this pledge.

Learn More About KSM’s DEI Initiatives

For more about KSM’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, take a look at our 2020 diversity and inclusion report for employees.

View our latest report

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