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National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

NABA History
In December of 1969, NABA was founded by nine African-American accountants, who felt that there was a need for a professional organization of minority accountants. This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. In 1970, NABA chartered its first professional chapter, located in New York City. The membership has grown to approximately 5,000 members with 49 professional chapters and 130 student chapters in major urban areas and at universities across the nation.

Mission
NABA, Inc. has been the leader in expanding the influence of minority professionals in the fields of accounting and finance. The goals of the Association include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To promote and develop the professional skills of our members;
  • To encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession;
  • To provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibility;
  • To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional, and national programs; and
  • To represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting , finance and business professionals

Programs
NABA sponsors several key programs and services designed to address the needs of students majoring in the fields of accounting, finance, or business administration. In 1990, NABA's Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants (CAMA) Program was introduced. CAMA's overall purpose is to attract and advance talented minorities into and throughout accountancy-related careers in business and academia. Some of the programs are as follows:

  • Achieve - Quarterly Student Newsletter
  • Accounting Careers and Awareness Program (ACAP)
  • Distinguished Collegian
  • Case Competition
  • National Scholarship Program
  • Scholars Retreat
  • Regional Student Conferences
  • Annual National Convention