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.
Diversity, equity and inclusion
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.
Additional responsibilities around caring for children and supervising schooling are taking a toll on women, putting them at increasing risk of burnout during the pandemic.
A diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant explains why DEI should more often be referred to as DEIB. She also offers tips for organizations and individuals to support employees of Asian heritage.
Professors can shape a student’s experiences, influencing whether students take a course or pursue a career because the person at the front of the classroom looks like them. The first Black CPA Ph.D.s have played an important role in attracting generations of future Black CPAs.