|NABA CPA Bound Initiative
Are You CPA Bound?
Those of you who have obtained certification have joined an exclusive club of African-American accounting, finance and information technology professionals. To increase the membership in this club, NABA along with The Howard University School of Business Center for Accounting Education (HUSB-CAE) developed the CPA Bound Initiative with four program components:
- Advocacy – a focus on information gathering and sharing. NABA will provide to its membership and the general public information on resources and requirements to obtain the CPA. See links to peer organizations below.
- CPA Examination Summit (Jointly sponsored by NABA and the Howard University School of Business CAE) – held at the 2009 National Convention, NABA convened a summit to discuss barriers to passing the CPA exam. Summit participants included representatives from public accounting , industry, academia, CPA examination preparation companies, state societies, NABA and the AICPA.
- Ambassador Program – Outreach should begin early. Through its Accounting Careers Awareness Program (ACAP), local and regional student and professional meetings and the HUSB-CAE Leadership Skills Development Program for College Accounting Seniors, NABA will raise the awareness of the need for more African-American CPAs and the rewards that having the certification can bring.
- CPA Examination Boot Camp – The Howard University School of Business Center for Accounting Education (HUSB-CAE) and Becker CPA Review have entered into a partnership to provide a superior CPA review course for recent college graduates. Each year this intensive 7-week course is held on the campus of Howard University May through July. At the completion of the course, each participant will sit for all parts of the exam in July and August following the competition of the Boot Camp. So that they will become certified prior to the start of busy season.