There is a vision... a vision of a future where there are unlimited opportunities for growth and leadership for blacks in the accounting and finance professions. As a nonprofit membership association, the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc., (NABA) is dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black accounting and finance professionals by providing leadership and technical training, as well as networking and career opportunities.
The Gap is Real
According to the latest US Census, Blacks or African Americans make up % (42,020,743) of the total US population (308,745,538) but only % of the employed market and less than 9% of those classified as Accountants and Auditors. For Analysts and Financial Managers, it's closer to 7%.
Making a Difference
When NABA was founded in 1969, less than 1% of all CPA's in the US were black. There have been tremendous strides in narrowing that gap over the last 46 years, but there is still much work to be done.