The go to resource for supporting existing and developing new Black CPAs

The mission of the National Society of Black Certified Public Accountants, Inc. ("NSBCPA") is to increase the number of Black CPAs by providing the most relevant knowledge, resources, and advocacy; and to promote cultural competence, diversity, and inclusion within the profession.

Black CPAs are by far the most underrepresented group within the CPA profession. With this in mind, the NSBCPA was founded in June 2020 in the State of Illinois as a membership non-profit organization.

The Benefits of Membership

  • Advocacy - NSBCPA will work with local, state, and federal legislative, regulatory and public policy arenas to address important issues that can affect Black CPAs and the Black community.
  • Community - NSBCPA will provide networking and community service opportunities to advance Black CPAs and the Black Community.
  • Professional Development - NSBCPA will provide up-to-date information and guidance on accounting and related standards by hosting CPE sessions and workshops, by providing career information, equipping our members with the necessary tools to grow their business and advance their careers and more.
  • Professional Certification - NSBCPA will work to increase the number of Black CPAs by providing CPA Exam candidates with resources to successfully become a CPA.


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Do you know your history?

It's hard to get a scientific count but it is widely cited that less than 1% of CPAs are Black. And other surveys show less than 3% of staff at public accounting firms is Black. And whether. you think the answer is 1% or 3% the constant is the representation of Black CPAs is horrendous and we need to do something about it.

Part of solving the Black CPA problem is not only understanding what's happening in our current environment but also understanding the stories of the Black CPAs who came before us. That's why we highlight the stories of the first 100 Black CPAs. In fact, it took 44 years to reach 100 Black CPAs. 2021 Marks the 100th anniversary of the first Black CPA.

To truly appreciate what this means, please continue reading about each of the First 100.


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