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National Association of Black Accountants (NABA)

​​National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) is a nonprofit organization for BIPOC students who are enrolled in DePaul’s Driehaus College of Business. NABA provides opportunities to students and professionals through leadership, development, networking and career exploring opportunities.


NABA was founded by nine African Americans in December 1969 to address the concerns and lack of minorities entering the accounting and finance profession. Celebrating more than 50 years of existence, NABA has grown nationally and has more than 150 student chapters on college and university campuses around the U.S.  

NABA’s objectives are to:

  • Promote and develop the professional skills of members 
  • Encourage and assist black students entering their profession
  • Provide members with opportunities to network with companies
  • Promote public confidence in our members and the service(s) they provide 
  • Encourage relations among members, students and other professionals through networking and mentoring opportunities
  • Provide opportunities for financial stability through scholarships
  • President: Jasmine Sewell, Accounting
  • Vice President: Fiker Yonathan Shimels, Accounting
  • Treasurer: Seeking applicants
  • Marketing Chair: Seeking applicants

Please contact us at:

You can also find us on DeHub and Instagram @naba_depaul.

NABA actively dedicates its time to service opportunities as our motto is “Lifting As We Climb”. 

Past endeavors include, but are not limited to:

  • Chicago Food Depository
  • Allstate Hot Chocolate Run

National Membership Requirements

Students who wish to join the national organization need to be undergraduate or graduate students majoring in accounting, finance or another business-related field (e.g. marketing, management, supply chain, economics).

To become a member visit The membership fee is $35 annually.

DePaul Membership Requirements

The DePaul Chapter welcomes any BIPOC student in the Driehaus College of Business to join the NABA DePaul Chapter.

To become a member, email

NABA receives continuous support and sponsorship from companies such as KPMG, Deloitte, TCF Bank, RSM, Crowe, Microsoft, EY, Johnson & Johnson, Target, Edward Jones and Grant Thornton. These companies work closely with NABA to provide students with internship and full-time opportunities. They also work to provide sponsored scholarships awarded yearly on the national, regional and local levels of the organization as a whole.