National Association of Black Accountants Hartford Chapter

About NABA

The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA) is one of the premier professional organizations in the nation. NABA has the unique opportunity of representing the interests of more than 100,000 people of color in furthering their educational, professional, and career aspirations in the related business fields of accounting, consulting, finance and information technology.

The motto of NABA, Lifting As We Climb, is exemplified best in our mission, which addresses the professional needs of our members while developing and inspiring future leaders who will shape tomorrow's accounting and finance professions. In addition, NABA's Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants (CAMA) has established a series of career development programs that serve the membership at the national, regional and local levels. CAMA has also been instrumental in encouraging the next generation of young professionals to consider other opportunities in business.

History

Established in 1969 by nine African-American accountants in New York City, NABA has effectively addressed systematic problems and challenges faced by African-American accounting professionals for more than 35 years.

Since the founding of NABA's first chapter in 1970, membership has grown to more than 185 professional and student chapters across the country. NABA's membership includes diverse individuals and careers, such as: entry and mid-level accountants, auditors and financial professionals, senior level managers and executives, firm partners, entrepreneurs, as well as accounting, finance, and business students. Approximately 51% of NABA's members are employed in Corporate America, of whom 40% have advanced degrees and 45% hold professional certifications.