Less than 1% of all CPAs in the United States are Black CPAs, a constant for decades.
Become a NSBCPA member today and help us move the needle!
Advocacy - NSBCPA will work with local, state, and federal legislative, regulatory and public policy arenas to address important issues that can affect Black CPAs and the Black community.
Community - NSBCPA will provide networking and community service opportunities to advance Black CPAs and the Black Community.
Professional Development - NSBCPA will provide up-to-date information and guidance on accounting and related standards by hosting CPE sessions and workshops, by providing career information, equipping our members with the necessary tools to grow their business and advance their careers and more.
Professional Certification - NSBCPA will work to increase the number of Black CPAs by providing CPA Exam candidates with resources to successfully become a CPA.
John Wesley Cromwell, Jr., CPA fitted for college in the Preparatory Dept. of Howard University and was a graduate of Dartmouth University. He was respected and liked by his fellow students, he became a loyal and generous alumnus.
Mr. Cromwell taught himself accounting and wanted to become a CPA; but he was not allowed to sit for the CPA exam in Washington, D.C., Virginia, or Maryland; therefore, he took the exam in New Hampshire and became the first Black Certified Public Accountant in 1921.
After becoming a CPA, John Cromwell taught mathematics, served as Comptroller of Howard University, and was successfully engaged in the general practice of accounting.
In honor of our First Black CPA, John Cromwell, Jr., this scholarship will provide Black CPA candidates with funds for review materials and exam fees.
Please donate now and help us increase the number of Black CPAs.
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