Diversity and Inclusion

    With an eye on the changing demographics of the communities in which CPAs serve, the AICPA is focused on diversity and inclusion in the accounting profession.

    Diversity is all the ways we differ and inclusion is turning those differences into assets.

    Explore all of the aspects of why diversity is important for the accounting profession.

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    Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 19th 


    The AICPA recognizes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day which is observed on the third Monday of January each year, around the time of Dr. King's birthday, January 15. Dr. King’s life and work had a major impact on race relations in the United States.

    In 1964, Dr. King was the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent resistance to racial prejudice in America. After his death, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 2004.  Dr. King’s legacy continues to inspire the ongoing work of diversity and inclusion today.

    “We may have all come on different ships, but we're in the same boat now.”
    Martin Luther King, Jr.



    Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model
    Use the Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model tool to gain an understanding of your organization’s current diversity and inclusion practices. After completing the assessment, firms will have access to a summary of results indicating their diversity maturity.
    Recruitment and Retention Toolkit AICPA Recruitment and Retention Toolkit
    The Recruitment and Retention toolkit provides an outline of steps helpful in jump-starting diversity and inclusion initiatives within an organization and provides a useful template to assist firms in implementing changes.
    Inclusion Solutions Inclusion Solutions
    The Inclusion Solutions monthly e-newsletter aggregates news stories on diversity and inclusion, promotes diversity and inclusion best practices and positions the profession as a leader in this area.


    The Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model

    The Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model assessment helps firms evaluate their current diversity and inclusion efforts. After completing the assessment, firms will have access to a summary of results indicating their diversity maturity. 

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    Recent & Upcoming Events 

    This holiday season the AICPA seeks to embrace the global diversity of our multicultural profession, by recognizing the customs and celebrations enjoyed by our AICPA families this autumn and winter holiday season for more information navigate here .

    The 11th Annual Women's Leadership Conference  June 10-11, 2015  Women now head some of the largest corporations in the US, yet women still lag men in advancement, compensation, and leadership.  Indeed, the numbers and percentage of women at the highest corporate levels and board positions have remained constant.  Women still face challenges in moving to senior positions in corporations.

    Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference - June 7 - 10, 2015 The 2015 conference will help you define a clear path for the future by providing you the latest learning, tools and technological information to keep you on the cutting edge. Gain knowledge on the most current business management and practice management topics. Explore the emerging technologies, and how the dramatic shift towards mobile and cloud-based solutions have changed the way business is being conducted. Uncover new marketing and business development techniques that can help you better focus on where you want to go, and how you are going to get there.

    2015 AICPA National Not-For-Profit Industry Conference June 15- 17, 2015 brings together the industry's top experts and thought leaders to offer their perspectives on the most crucial issues facing not-for-profits and those who serve them. Learn how to deal with new regulatory and existing issues affecting tax, compliance, accounting & auditing, and governance. Join your peers for Ask the Experts Panels, in-depth workshops, and targeted Yellow Book sessions.

    SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition October 26-28, 2015 - Discover innovative, forward-thinking strategies that will take your Diversity & Inclusion efforts to the next level.

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