IPA 100 firm CliftonLarsonAllen LLP (CLA) (FY20 net revenue of $1.2 billion) has entered into a corporate sponsorship with the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) to help promote the organization’s diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) initiatives. Working with NABA, CLA seeks to accelerate its recruiting of Black individuals, increase workforce diversity, expand its pool of talent and improve the representation of Black individuals within the accounting profession.
As part of the sponsorship, CLA is providing office space to NABA in its Greenbelt, Md., location. In addition, CLA compliance and ethics director April Sherman will lead NABA’s newly created ethics task force, establishing a code of ethics for the organization.
“We’re honored to work alongside NABA to foster meaningful change in our industry, as well as to improve diversity and representation within our own organization,” says CLA CEO Jen Leary. “Our work will aim to give diverse individuals a more prominent voice and elevate how our CLA family embraces all individuals in an inclusive way, supporting and valuing the contributions of each CLA family member.”