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CalCPA Joins Coalition to Advance DEI Within Accounting Profession
Feb. 23, 2023

CalCPA has joined a growing coalition committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) within accounting through Accounting+, a nationwide campaign to attract a new generation of diverse students into the talent pipeline.


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Leading Accounting Organizations Partner to Diversify the Accounting Profession
Pilot program from IMA, AAA, NABA, CalCPA, CAQ, and Gleim will reach out to Black students and professionals in California 

Jan. 5, 2023
IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), AAA (American Accounting Association), NABA Inc. (formerly the National Association of Black Accountants), CalCPA (California Society of Certified Public Accountants), CAQ (Center for Audit Quality), and Gleim Exam Prep, today announced a partnership pilot program in California to encourage Black students to pursue accounting as a profession and Black professionals to consider sharing their experiences in the accounting classroom. The program will look to increase the number of Black and African American individuals who are fluent in accounting, the language of money, business, and wealth.

 

Under the partnership agreement, the six organizations will combine their resources for outreach to Black students and to professionals for teaching roles in California. Pending the success of this pilot program, it can eventually expand to other demographic groups and geographies.


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2022-23 CalCPA Chair Tayiika Dennis Plans to Increase Opportunities for Better Diversity in the Accounting Profession’s Talent Pipeline

Aug. 1, 2022

BURLINGAME, CA.—Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA, a principal at CliftonLarsonAllen (CLA), was named the new chair of the CalCPA Board of Directors during the CalCPA’s Annual Members’ Business Meeting in July. During her term, Dennis will focus on helping the CPA profession improve resilience, diversity and growth of the pipeline of students for future careers in accounting and auditing.

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Adam Blitz Named 2022-23 CalCPA Education Foundation Chair

Aug. 1, 2022

BURLINGAME, CA.—Adam Blitz, CPA, was installed as the 2022-23 chair of the CalCPA Education Foundation ("the Foundation”) during the July 29 CalCPA Council meeting.

“The difficulties our profession has faced the last two years have underscored the importance of our need as a community to come together to support each other in meaningful ways,” said Blitz. “I’m honored to be elected chair of the Foundation this year, and I urge my fellow CPAs to join me in reinvigorating the fundamental things that make us, us.

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IMA, CalCPA, and IFAC Join Forces with Global Accounting Profession to Provide Actionable DE&I Solutions

April 20, 2022

MONTVALE, NJ.—IMA® (Institute of Management Accountants), CalCPA (California Society of Certified Public Accountants), and IFAC (International Federation of Accountants) today released its “Diversifying Global Accounting Talent: Actionable Solutions for Progress” report. As a joint effort, the report assesses the deeply rooted issues inhibiting progress in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DE&I) within the accounting profession and offers actionable solutions to close the gap in DE&I.

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CalCPA, CalCPA Education Foundation Name Denise LeDuc Froemming President, CEO

Aug. 27, 2021

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BURLINGAME, CA.—The California Society of CPAs (CalCPA), the nation’s largest state CPA society, and the CalCPA Education Foundation (Foundation) announced today that Denise LeDuc Froemming, CPA, CAE, MBA will become president & CEO of both organizations, effective Oct. 18, 2021.

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