Program Sponsored By Accountemps And Robert Half Finance & Accounting

MENLO PARK, CA -- The American Society of Women Accountants Educational Foundation (The Foundation) is seeking nominations for the seventh annual Balance Awards. Sponsored by Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting, divisions of specialized staffing leader Robert Half, the Balance Awards honor outstanding companies and individuals for their commitment to work/life balance.

There are two categories for which nominations can be submitted. The Industry Awards recognize companies that demonstrate sensitivity to women in accounting and finance. Nominees may include corporate accounting departments, accounting firms or businesses that support the accounting industry, such as banks, employment and consulting services, or financial software firms. Local, regional and national companies will be selected.

The Individual Achievement Awards honor individuals whose accomplishments and achievements distinguish them in the financial industry. Nominees may include individuals with a financial background and expertise within businesses of all industries, accounting firms, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations or businesses that support the accounting industry.

All nominations must be postmarked by June 30, 2008. Local, regional and national winners, selected by a distinguished group of judges will be announced in August. The presentation of the seventh annual Balance Awards will be held at the Balance Awards Luncheon in conjunction with the 2008 Joint National Conference at The Fairmont in Dallas on October 29, 2008. More details about the Balance Awards, including the nomination form, are available at or by calling (703) 506-3265.

The mission of 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 Balance Awards each year to recognize companies and individuals who succeed in balancing work and life. Additional Foundation programs include scholarships to encourage women professionals in the accounting fields to reach new levels of professional achievement and certification.

Accountemps and Robert Half Finance & Accounting, divisions of Robert Half, specialize in placing accounting and finance professionals on a temporary and full-time basis, respectively. Robert Half has more than 360 offices worldwide and offers online job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can be accessed at



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