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The African American Presence in the Accounting Profession: Past, Present, and Future (AAPA)

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The African American Presence in the Accounting Profession: Past, Present, and Future (AAPA)

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    Behavioral Ethics
  • Level
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Overview

This course focuses on the historical perspective of African Americans in the accounting profession starting from 1921 to current day. The course will cover the historic and systemic barriers to entry, the accounting profession’s response, and current approaches to diversity in the profession. In addition, the course will highlight selected individuals that were instrumental in advancing African Americans in the profession.

Major Topics:

  • Timeline of the African American Presence in Accounting
  • Barriers to Entry: Board of Accountancy Policies, Inability to Gain Professional Experience, Wealth Accumulation and Black Economic Empowerment 
  • The Accounting Profession’s Response: Journal of Accountancy Editorial Response to Bert Mitchell Study, AICPA Minority Initiatives Committee – Evolution and Activities, National Association of Black Accountants 
  • Current State of Diversity in the Profession: 2019 AICPA Trends Report, AICPA Commission on Diversity, and State Society Initiatives 

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the historic and systemic barriers to entry into the accounting profession and the persistence and resilience required to overcome them
  • Recognize the accounting profession’s evolving response to diversity
  • Identify key individuals in the movement to advance African Americans in the profession
  • Identify current practices to promote diversity in the accounting profession

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CPAs and other accounting professionals and accounting educators interested in learning about the historical perspective of African Americans in the accounting profession

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