Earlier this month, Deloitte announced substantial plans to generate more advisory, auditing, and tax career opportunities and leadership pathways for the next generation of CPAs. Part of Deloitte’s Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable (MADE) initiative is a financial commitment to stakeholders they plan to collaborate with. NCACPA is extremely grateful for Deloitte’s generous donation of $10,000 to support the association’s DEI efforts. When asked about the importance of these efforts, NCACPA CEO Sharon Bryson said, “NCACPA believes that prioritizing and embracing diversity, equity, and inclusion will make a richer and more effective association, and funds allotted specifically for our DEI efforts are crucial.” NCACPA’s leadership will engage in planning to ensure these funds are best utilized to further foster relationships with our state’s HBCUs and expand DEI efforts within the accounting pipeline.
NCACPA continues to collaborate with DEI experts to offer training, resources, and opportunities for us to learn. By valuing and respecting individual perspectives, we increase our strengths, capabilities, and adaptabilities, while enhancing a highly valued and sustainable accounting profession. Lara Abrash, CEO of Deloitte’s US Audit & Assurance business, commented, “I couldn’t be more hopeful about the future of the accounting profession—racial and ethnic diversity is an essential part of that future. Accounting is a fascinating career, providing strong job security, high income levels, and many avenues to leadership.” Like Lara, NCACPA is extremely optimistic about the future of the profession, and we are proud of companies like Deloitte who are addressing barriers faced by racially and ethnically diverse students and growing the population of diverse talent.
Read Deloitte’s full announcement on their commitment to fuel greater racial and ethnic diversity in tax and accounting.