The National Association of Black Accountants has entered into a strategic alliance with the Diverse business organization.
The goal of the partnership is to increase the representation of Black business leaders, entrepreneurs and financial services business owners. The groups also hope to overcome structural barriers in the business marketplace and increase the number of pathways to Black business leadership and entrepreneurship with more innovative solutions.
The partnership will couple NABA’s 200,000 Black accounting, business and finance professionals with DOF’s nationwide network of more than 300 Black CPA and financial services firm owners to empower more Black entrepreneurs access to professional services from Black business leaders with expertise in accounting, business, finance, risk management, technology, cybersecurity, human capital and other consulting services.
“DOF has long served as a beacon of collaboration for professional Black-owned businesses, and together we will accelerate our ability to increase global market share and opportunities for Black business leaders and owners,” said NABA Board Chairman Herschel Frierson said in a statement.
“We couldn’t be happier with the reunion of our two organizations,” Ulysse Lanier, outgoing DOF president, said in a statement. “We are excited about NABA’s new strategic direction, and we know that together we will solve the complex issues of Black-owned businesses accessing opportunities in the global marketplace.”