Diversity and Inclusion

    The AICPA is committed to Diversity and Inclusion in the accounting profession with the development of programs to increase student pipeline and tools and resources to retain and advance ethnically diverse professionals.

    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.

    Students, Professionals and State Societies we're here for you.

    Recent & Upcoming Events 

    • NAFAO's 32nd Annual Conference April 14-15, 2014 - Indian Country's Leading Economic & Financial Gathering

    • Leading Diversity and Inclusion May 5-7, 2014 - Link diversity to key business differentiators such as agility, innovation, marketplace intelligence, and problem solving.

    • NABA National Convention and Expo June 18-21, 2014 - NABA, INC.’s Annual National Convention & EXPO is a one-stop shop for industry leaders to network with their peers, recruit talented professionals, conduct business, and showcase an array of products and services.

    • ALPFA Annual Convention August 2-5, 2014 - Impact your career with professional development and student workshops,network with members from across the U.S., meet companies committed to diversity and inclusion that have career opportunities, and learn from leaders in the business community.

    • Ascend National Convention - August 23-25, 2014 - the premier Pan-Asian business event of the year! The Convention is the largest gathering of over 2,000 leaders and senior executives from a wide cross-section of the Pan-Asian business community.

    • NCPACA Annual Convention - August 30-31, 2014 - The annual Convention offers CPE credit hours, hot topics to the accounting profession and impressive speakers. It is also about networking - knowing and learning from others.

    • SHRM Diversity & Inclusion Conference & Exposition October 13-15, 2014 - Discover innovative, forward-thinking strategies that will take your Diversity & Inclusion efforts to the next level.

    • Global Women’s Summit October 23-24, 2014 - Presented by the AICPA Women’s Initiative Executive Committee, the objective of this conference is to focus on leadership, boardroom diversity, and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of women leaders within the financial community.

    • AICPA Controllers Conference November 18-19, 2014 - Developed by controllers for controllers, the AICPA Controllers Conference prepares you to successfully negotiate current and future demands.


    A Call to Action from the Chair of the National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion


    The CPA profession has struggled to make significant gains in attracting, retaining and advancing under-represented minorities, despite efforts and initiatives that have been in place for decades. In an effort to improve diversity, the AICPA and leaders from throughout the profession last year launched the National Commission on Diversity & Inclusion. Chairman of the National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, Ken Bouyer, Ernst & Young Americas Director of Inclusiveness Recruiting, makes a call to action in this video from the AICPA’s spring council meeting 2013.

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