upported by leading accounting firms and organizations, CAE provides a complete spectrum of programs
to develop accounting professionals at every career stage.
Programs target the four key stages of professional growth:
college years, early staff positions, management level positions and the executive leadership level:
• College Students: The college campus-based Leadership
Skills Development Program for College Accounting Seniors held in New York, Washington and Philadelphia prepares
students to enter the profession and the corporate environment.
• Early Staff Level: We’re About Success! is an annual 4-day
program for 125 African American early-career accountants from
about 15 firms that helps them increase confidence and competence, and to pass the CPA exam.
• Managers: Aspiring Leaders Development Institute
(ALDI) held annually in conjunction with NABA at the NABA
conference, helps new managers develop and hone leadership,
communication and management skills.
• Executives: Future Leaders Program is an ongoing three
year program to transform experienced managers into practice
leaders and managing partners. It features annual seminars with
ongoing teleconferencing and networking/support activities.
CAE is sponsored by many of the nation’s leading accounting firms as well as professional organizations. The growing roster of stakeholders include: Bert Smith & Company; Thompson,
Cobb, Bazilio & Associates; Deloitte; Ernst & Young; KPMG; PricewaterhouseCoopers; National Association of Black Accountants; AICPA; BDO Seidman; Becker CPA Review; Coleman
& Williams; DiversityInc; Grant Thornton; Marriott International; McConnell, Jones, Lanier &
Murphy; NABA Division of Firms; RSM McGladrey; Walker & Company; and Williams, Adley