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, ISFFA and CGMA).

Resources for students and educators.

April is Autism Awareness Month 

The Autism Society has promoted a nationwide campaign for autism awareness, inclusion, and self-determination of all. It also ensures that people with autism, who have very unique talents and abilities, achieve the highest quality of life. Thankfully, companies are starting to recognize the workplace potential of employees with autism and intellectual disabilities. The AICPA joins in celebration of Autism Awareness Month and embraces the unique aspects of all people!

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
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.

• Managing Unconscious Bias – Thurs., April 21, 2016/1-2PM (EST)
Register: here

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

• Identifying Unconscious Bias – Thurs., March 17, 2016/1-2PM (EST)
Archived version

Type: Video Webcasts
Presenter: CTR Factor (Suri Surinder and Manny Espinoza)
Recommended CPE Credit: 1 (per webinar)

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