The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is committed to being recognized as the premier national professional organization. To achieve this status, it must lead in encouraging, valuing and fostering diversity in its membership and in the workforce. The AICPA has reaffirmed the importance of diversifying the accounting profession and promoting workforce diversity by making these objectives among the AICPA's highest priorities. Therefore, in principle and in practice, the AICPA will identify, recognize, and support strategies and efforts within the organization and profession that are dedicated to achieving the AICPA's diversity objectives.
The AICPA will begin by increasing its efforts to continue to recruit and maintain a diverse professional staff. In addition, it will continue to actively recruit and maintain diverse membership in all AICPA committees.
The AICPA encourages all state CPA societies and related organizations to adopt similar diversity statements.