Diversity and Inclusion

The AICPA works to encourage and promote diversity & inclusion within the CPA profession and its workforce, as we believe a workplace that is reflective and inclusive of the global communities in which they serve - different people, different cultures, and different perspectives – are greatly positioned to innovatively solve the challenging and complex issues facing clients and the evolving public interest.

Resources for employers of CPAs and accounting professionals (CPAs).

Resources for State Societies, our affinity partners (ALPFA, Ascend, NABA, NCPACA, and ISFFA).

Resources for students and educators.

May is Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month 

Chinese Gold Miners

The month of May was chosen to commemorate the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843 as well as the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869.

Asian Pacific Americans are a socially and economically rapidly growing ethnic group, holding 5.7 % of the American population and $825 billion of buying power. We celebrate and pay tribute to the contributions generations of Asian and Pacific Islanders have made to American history, society, economy and culture.





Spotlight on Professional Resources

AICPA 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.
AICPA Recruitment and Retention Toolkit AICPA Recruitment & 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- The AICPA Diversity and Inclusion Newsletter
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.

Developing Your Global Mindset 

Please enjoy these articles on the subject:

  • Companies Don’t Go Global, People Do: International management expert Andy Molinsky advises us to get past abstractions about cultural differences. In this new article, he talks with Harvard Business Review’s executive editor about the difficulties—and pleasures—of cross-cultural learning.
  • Advice for Going Global: Doing business today requires a global mindset as we increasingly interact with customers, vendors, employees, and colleagues from many countries and multiple cultures. Key strategies for developing that mindset are shared by colleagues at the Institute for Cross Cultural Management (ICCM) at the Florida Institute of Technology.    

Unconscious Bias Webinar Series 

Learn how to effectively understand, identify, and manage unconscious bias and its effect on our actions and decisions that are critical in accounting organizations.

• Understanding  Unconscious Bias – from Thurs., Feb 18, 2016/1-2PM (EST)
Archived Version

• Identifying Unconscious Bias – Thurs., March 17, 2016/1-2PM (EST)
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• Managing Unconscious Bias – Thurs., April 21, 2016/1-2PM (EST)
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Type: Video Webcasts
Presenter: CTR Factor (Suri Surinder and Manny Espinoza)
Recommended CPE Credit: 1 (per webinar)

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