In December 1969, nine African-Americans met in New York City to discuss the unique challenges and limited opportunities they faced in the accounting profession. This group wanted to establish an organization to address the concerns of minorities entering the accounting profession and to make a commitment to professional and academic excellence. The goals of The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. include, but are not limited to, the following:
- To represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals
- To encourage and assist minority students in entering the accounting profession
- To promote and develop the professional skills of our members
- To provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibility
- To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional, and national programs.