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.

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.    

2017 Diversity & Inclusion Webcasts 

Workforce Diversity Webcast Series
The AICPA Workforce Diversity Webcast Series is your chance to increase your awareness, knowledge and skills to enhance workplace environments in efforts to attract, retain and advance diverse talent through the career life cycle.

  • Session 1: Workforce Diversity: Attracting and Recruiting Diverse Talent

    Date: Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017
    Presenter: CTR Factor
    Level: Basic
    Recommended CPE Credit: 1

    Register Here

  • Session 2: Workforce Diversity: Retaining and Advancing Diverse Talent 

    Date: Thursday, March 16, 2017
    Presenter: CTR Factor
    Level: Basic
    Recommended CPE Credit: 1

    Register Here

  • Session 3: How to Effectively Coach, Mentor and Sponsor Diverse Talent

    Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    Presenter: Trudy Bourgeois
    Level: Basic
    Recommended CPE Credit: 1

    Register Here

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Previous Diversity & Inclusion Webcasts

2016 Diversity & Inclusion Webcast Series
  • Session 1: Understanding Diversity & Inclusion

    Date: Aug. 18, 2016
    Presenter: Joe Gerstandt
    Level: Basic
    Archived Version

  • Session 2: Inclusion vs. Assimilation

    Date: Sept. 15, 2016
    Presenter: Joe Gerstandt
    Level: Intermediate
    Archived Version

  • Session 3: Diversity 101

    Date: Oct. 19, 2016
    Presenter: Dr. Shirley Davis
    Level: Basic
    Archived Version

  • Session 4: Why Diversity & Inclusion are Good for Business

    Date: Nov. 17, 2016
    Presenter:  Dr. Shirley Davis
    Level: Basic
    Archived Version


Unconscious Bias Webcast 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 – Feb 18, 2016
Archived Version

• Identifying Unconscious Bias – March 17, 2016
Archived Version

• Managing Unconscious Bias – April 21, 2016
Archived Version
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