The Black CPA Centennial celebration highlighted the inspiring stories of Black CPAs who broke through barriers and paved a path for others to join the accounting profession. Against the backdrop of the commemoration, work continues to be needed to improve recruiting, retention, and advancement of Black CPAs.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
AICPA leaders highlight the profession’s opportunities for CPAs from diverse backgrounds.
Both accomplished leaders and young professionals are among the many people working to advance the accounting profession’s diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts for the future. Read insights and experiences from DEI leaders as well as some 40 Under 40 Black CPA Award winners on how to expand Black CPA representation in the profession.
Built by Black CPAs who succeeded despite adversity, these firms continue to play an important role in the profession’s recruitment and advancement initiatives, and with the clients they serve.
Progress for Black professionals in accounting can be accelerated with the right moves from firms and other professionals.
State CPA society leaders are among those spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the profession. See what successful steps they and their organizations have taken to enhance the recruitment and advancement of Black CPAs.
Nasdaq-listed companies will be required to provide new information on the diversity of their boards as a result of a new rule approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission.
A century after John W. Cromwell Jr. became the nation’s first Black CPA, Black role models continue to open doors in the profession.
Leaders whose organizations focus on promoting the advancement of Black CPAs, both on their own and as a part of the Black CPA Centennial, offer insights on where the profession stands and where it needs to go.
After a year of heightened focus on diversity, equity and inclusion issues, leaders of the accounting profession are continuing in their commitment to make strides in this area. Accountability and transparency related to these issues will be pivotal in the coming years.