In December 1969, nine African-Americans met in New York City to discuss the unique challenges and limited opportunities they faced in the accounting profession. In that year, there were only 136 African-American Certified Public Accountants (CPA's) out of a total of 100,000 in the United States.
The national and local programs offered are designed to support the overall goals and objectives of the Association. These programs provide support to, and create opportunities for, professionals and students seeking levels of accomplishment in the fields of accounting and finance.
Today, through the efforts of NABA and other interested groups, there are now over 200,000 African-Americans participating in the field of accounting, of which over 5,000 are CPAs. As a leader in the business community, NABA continues to create opportunities for the purpose of enlarging the pipeline of African-Americans into every level of accounting and finance.
Each year, NABA, Inc. hosts its National Convention & EXPO in cities across the nation to bring together employers, NABA members, and other constituents to network, sharpen their skills, and engage in entertaining social activities. These In addition to the Annual National Convention & EXPO - NABA's most anticipated event of the year, each region hosts yearly Student Conferences in various for local student members.
Whether you represent a Fortune 500 company or are interested in attending yourself, you will find that NABA's conferences provide many activities and events that will benefit you or your organization greatly.