Decolonizing the Accounting Profession - The Accounting Program DEI Accelerator
Date & Time
Friday, March 31, 2023, 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

The accounting profession recognizes its lack of talent from underrepresented groups as a critical issue, with the 2021 American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Trend Report showing that 77% of CPAs are White, 5% are Hispanic or Latino, and 2% are Black. As DEI efforts in accounting continue to fall behind, the profession is looking to partner with colleges like LaGuardia, a Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student population. The Accounting Program DEI Accelerator at LaGuardia is a BRESI grant-funded three-phase model where faculty identify accounting majors from historically excluded racial and ethnic groups and provide guidance and coaching for scholarships, internships, and professional development opportunities. The Accelerator’s sustainable framework identifies participants, catalogs opportunities on and off-campus, and offers information sessions, workshops, and supports for participants to access opportunities. The Accelerator ultimately aims to change the common narrative about who is and isn’t supposed to be an accountant.

Location Name
8400/8402 (8th Floor)
Full Address
CUNY Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
Between 34th and 35th Streets
New York, NY 10016
United States
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