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About NABA

The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA, Inc.), is a nonprofit membership association dedicated to bridging the opportunity gap for black professionals in the accounting, finance and related business professions. Representing more than 200,000 black professionals in these fields, NABA advances people, careers, and the mission by providing education, resources, and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members, fulfilling the principle of our motto: Lifting As We Climb.

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About the NABA Chicago Chapter

Welcome to the official website of the NABA, Inc. Chicago Chapter of The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. We are part of a nationwide professional association with the primary purpose of developing, encouraging and serving as a resource for greater participation by African-Americans and other minorities in the accounting and finance professions.

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Upcoming Events with NABA Chicago

December 14, 2023 6:00-8:00pm - Holiday Party & Toy Drive

Join us for the NABA Chicago Annual Holiday Party and Toy Drive!  Get ready to have a jolly good time at our festive event! We'll be bowling, mingling, and spreading holiday cheer. 🎳🎅 With your ticket purchase, you will enjoy 2 hours of appetizers, a buffet dinner, open bar, and unlimited bowling (shoes included). We are supporting ChiGivesBack. $10 of each ticket sold will be used to purchase toys to donate to low-income children and families experiencing homelessness. Whether you're a NABA member or not, everyone is welcome to join the fun! So grab your friends and family, put on your favorite holiday attire, and get ready for a memorable evening. Mark your calendars and get in the holiday spirit with NABA Chicago! See you there!



Highlights from NABA Chicago

Student Member Services : Plante Moran Networking Event 

On October 25th, Plant Moran hosted our students for an opportunity to network with staff and leadership while learning more about the firm and it's open roles. Students participated in panel discussions ,an office tour and dinner to wrap up the day! Thank you Plante Moran for providing an insightful visit for NABA students ! 

2023 Regional Conference in Minneapolis 

October 15th-17th , NABA students got the opportunity to travel to Minneapolis for our annual NABA Conference. We had the privilege to have students in attendance from DePaul University, Harold Washington College, Illinois State University, Loyola University at Chicago, & Western Illinois University. NABA Chicago is ecstatic that so many of our students were able to attend 3 days of learning, networking and engagement to prepare for the start of their careers! 

NABA Generational Wealth Workshop

On October 5th, NABA hosted a generational wealth workshop at Wintrust Bank, led by Rashauna Scott, a top real estate industry leader ! Rashauna broke down the basics of real estate investing and provided resources for attendees to get started on their wealth building journey. A big thanks to Rashauna Scott for her time and words of wisdom! View Images

NABA 2023 Center for Advancement of Minority Accountants (CAMA) Event Recap 

On September 16th, Constellation hosted the annual Center for Advancement of Minorities in Accounting event in partnership with the National Association of Black Accountants Chicago Chapter. With approximately 20 NABA students from across the Chicago region and an equal number of volunteers, Constellation employees provided an engaging day of mentorship and guidance, helping to bridge the gap between minority students and professional career opportunities. View Images 

ACAP - Summer Residency Program
ACAP held its Summer 2023 program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign was held from July 17th to July 21st. We had 23 student participants from Chicago, the Chicagoland area, Rockford, Champaign and New Jersey. The students had 5 days packed with professional & personal information sessions, corporate tours with Plante Moran, Busey Bank & Cohn Reznick, and many fun after-hour activities. This experience would not be possible without the dedication of our diligent local sponsors and national sponsors! ACAP Program Recap and Images

Summer 2024 Application Coming Soon

NABA Chicago's Inaugural SMS Business Competition
On June 27th, the chapter held its first business competition for the college chapter students. DePaul University hosted four (4) teams who presented on a case study related to accounting and data analytics at its loop location. NABA Chicago and its SMS Chapter students are extremely grateful for the opportunity that our sponsors have provided. Congratulations to the placing teams that participated!   VIEW IMAGES

NABA's First Annual Juneteenth Event

On June 19th, Naba hosted it's first annual Juneteenth event at Five Iron Golf! Thank you to all who came out and connected over golf, food and libations over the holiday weekend! View Images

Create Your NABA eLearning Account Today!

The partnership between NABA and the Business Learning Institute (BLI) brings the nation’s premier learning and CPE content to your fingerprints. Like NABA, BLI is committed to the career success of our members. LEARN MORE

Need Help Preparing to Take the CPA? The NABA National CPA Review Program is for You!
Passing the CPA Exam is not just a rite of passage in the accounting profession but also a major stepping-stone for your career, opening doors to new job opportunities. NABA is partnering with Wiley to provide a CPA review program to help you efficiently prepare for and pass the CPA Exam. LEARN MORE

NABA College Pipeline Initiative (CPI): Your Pathway to Professional Membership for Graduating Seniors
Is this your last year of undergraduate or graduate studies? Have you been engaged with a NABA student? Transitioning from a student member to a professional member is easy and, best of all, it’s FREE. That’s a savings of $200!  LEARN MORE

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