Programs and Events
For the NABA Professional, the Professional Development Committee assists in the pursuit of personal and professional enhancement. General Body meetings are held regularly in the form of seminars and workshops that offer CPE credits and value added information, as well as networking events that provide opportunities for our members to interact professionally and socially with other professional organizations.
Division Of Firms
The Division of Firms (DOF) was established in 1986 as part of the national organizational structure of NABA. The mission of the DOF is to address the professional needs of its member firms and to foster the economic development of these firms in the business community at both the local and national levels. The objective of the DOF is to elevate and maintain among its members a high standard of proficiency and integrity through the enforcement of the AICPA's code of ethics and professional development; to promote the economic growth of minority firms by providing a forum for advocacy, teamwork, honest exchange of information; and to cultivate a spirit of professional cooperation among its members.
Our Mentorship Program is critical in our efforts to successfully prepare our students for a career in business. The Student Affairs Committee heads the Mentorship Program and is responsible for identifying motivated professional and student members interested in participating in the program. To ensure quality matches between Professional Mentors and Student Mentees, the committee utiiizes questionnaires and pairs professionals and students based on personal interests, experiences and professional goals. The Committee plans several events throughout the year including a kick off meeting and severai social/cultural outings.
Annual Scholarship Banquet
Over the past seven years $50,000 in scholarships have been awarded to local college students to recognize outstanding academic accomplishments.
Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)
Endorsed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Certified Public Accountants Society of Executives Association, and various State Societies of CPAs, ACAP is an annual one-week summer residency program for high school students held at a local college or university and is designed to promote awareness of accounting, finance and other business professions.
Western Region Student Conference
NABA's Western Region Student Conference is one of the largest and most diverse student conferences. It has brought together hundreds of professional and student members, academicians, and corporate representatives over the years. While the focus of the Conference is primarily on career development and job placement, there are many opportunities to have fun as well. At the conferences, students can interview for internships and permanent positions, in addition to attending interactive sessions on topics such as: Developing Dynamic Interviewing Skills, Dress for Success, and Transitioning from College Student to Business Professional.