CEO, Karen Abramson named to 25 most powerful women in the profession
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting CEO Karen Abramson has been named among 25 most powerful women in the accounting profession by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA Practice Advisor. This is the sixth time Abramson has earned a spot on the list that recognizes female leaders who are making the greatest impact on the tax and accounting profession.
As the CEO of Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy, and efficiency, Abramson leads more than 6,600 employees worldwide across North America, Europe, AsiaPacific, and Brazil. Since joining the Tax & Accounting division, Karen Abramson has launched award-winning products, held global customer forums, and driven technology and innovation across the organization.
Success lies at nexus of operation and strategy
What sets Abramson apart as a leader is her understanding that the key to success lies at the nexus of operation and strategy – a strategy without the ability to execute is like having no strategy at all. She continues to build a global vision, a strong strategy driven by customer insights, and the processes to drive execution.
A group of independent judges reviewed the nominations and selected those who best embodied the following characteristics:
- Being a driving force for innovation and excellence
- Demonstrably contributing to the success of their own organization and the accounting profession as a whole
- Providing guidance and leadership to contribute to the growth of the profession
- Effectively representing the accounting profession through civic and community outreach
“This year’s group of winners are an excellent example of the impact that women are making throughout the profession,” said Gail Perry, editor-in-chief, CPA Practice Advisor. “These leaders serve as an inspiration to a generation of women who are starting their career in the profession.”
Honor adds to growing list of industry recognition
In addition to being honored by CPA Practice Advisor for a sixth time, Abramson’s past accomplishments include recognitions by the Stevie Women in Business Awards, by the SIIA CODiE Awards, and being named by Accounting Today as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting.
About Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is a leading provider of software solutions and local expertise that helps tax, accounting, and audit professionals research and navigate complex regulations, comply with legislation, manage their businesses and advise clients with speed, accuracy, and efficiency.
Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting is part of Wolters Kluwer (WKL), a global leader in professional information, software solutions, and services for the healthcare; tax and accounting; governance, risk and compliance; and legal and regulatory sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with advanced technology and services.
Wolters Kluwer reported 2019 annual revenues of €4.6 billion. The group serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries, and employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands.
Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Wolters Kluwer has a sponsored Level 1 American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program. The ADRs are traded on the over-the-counter market in the U.S. (WTKWY).