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.
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.”
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 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.