Darryl MatthewsThe National Society of Black Certified Public Accountants, Inc. (NSBCPA) recently announced today the selection of Darryl R. Matthews, Sr. as its President & CEO. NSBCPA is currently the only organization completely focused on increasing the number of Black CPAs by providing CPA Exam candidates with the resources and coaching to pass the exam, ensuring they become CPAs.

Vista Equity Partners Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Robert F. Smith, recently pledged $1 million to support the NSBCPA’s first-of-its-kind Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam Bootcamp Program for Black Accounting Students.  The program is also supported by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Foundation.

Most recently Matthews served as a Partnership Specialist for the 2020 Decennial Census, the Executive Director of the National Association of Black Accountants, the National Medical Association, a national professional organization that represents the interests of more than 50,000 African American physicians. He has also served as Executive Director for the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and was the Fraternity's 32nd General President.

Earlier in his career, Matthews was the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of Black Accountants, where he helped them to achieve their most profitable years, coupled with remarkable growth. Matthews is a highly respected, effective, and successful senior association executive, with experience in federal government operations, association management, and consulting.

"Darryl brings more than 30 years of diversified leadership experience in association and non-profit management, and, “said NSBCPA board chair, Shannon Nash, CPA, Esq. "He is a proven leader in strategic planning, fundraising, and grants management with a successful record of increasing an organization's partnership and donor base. He has an extensive global network of resources and is well connected. He has raised and administered millions of dollars in foundation and federal grants as well as municipal government contracts." 

Said Matthews, “My vision is to ensure that through effective programming and mentoring we will be the premier membership society of choice for blacks pursuing certification in public accounting, and excellence in their professional endeavors," said Matthews. "I very much look forward to working alongside our members to ensure that they have the tools and resources needed to maximize their potential and rapidly ascend as leaders in their career pursuits."

Matthews received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Political Science from the University of Central Missouri.

You can reach Darryl directly at [email protected]