Top Workplace for Black Accountants

TOP WORKPLACE for Black Accountants (TWBA) is an annual assessment designed to recognize the best in diversity and inclusion for employers of accounting and finance professionals. Part of NABA's Blue Ribbon Initiative to develop innovative new strategies for creating a culture of inclusion for black professionals, our goal is for businesses of all types and sizes to be inspired by the results - transforming their organization or business to be a workplace of choice for black professionals.
More Than a Badge of Honor
TOP companies will be featured in a special edition of Spectrum magazine that will include highlights of each top company’s quantifiable commitment to diversity and inclusion. These companies with have the unique opportunity of demonstrating best practices in action and raise the bar for other companies by example. Other businesses will be able to compare themselves to the top companies, as well as use the results to benchmark current diversity and inclusion practices against similar organizations.

Participants will receive an exclusive summary report to validate in-house data and analysis to uncover disparate perceptions not captured by internal surveys and feedback loops. The results will allow organizations to discover what’s working well for other businesses that could further improve workplace their own practices and better attract and retain top talent.

Did You Know...??

  • NABA’s database consists of more than 60,000 individuals, over 3,500 employers and more than 1,000 universities.
  • While blacks make up 13.6% of the total US population, they comprise only 10.8% of the employed workforce and less than 9% of Accountants and Auditors. For Analysts and Financial Managers, it's closer to 7%.1
  • The current average job-stay is approximately 4.4 years, which is projected to drop almost in half that by the time today’s high school graduates enter the workforce.
  • The voluntary turnover rate for minorities is nearly 3.75 times higher than that of white employees.2 


12010 US Census
2Washington State University research study