The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy (ACLA)

The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy (formerly the ASCEND Leadership Conference) is an all-expenses paid experience geared to motivate and advance college students of color working to pursue their accounting degree. The event aims to strengthen professional skills and highlight the limitless possibilities of a career as a CPA.

The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy is an exciting professional development opportunity to help students prepare for a successful future in the accounting industry.

Join us at the ​ACLA Career Fair​ where recruiters and students come together to talk about internships, professional development, and job openings.

Hear from expert leaders in the profession and engage in interactive sessions to:
  • Improve leadership skills and increase self-confidence
  • Learn strategies for enhancing professional success
  • Gain a clear vision for becoming a workplace leader 
  • Obtain knowledge on how to succeed as a CPA
  • Prepare for the steps following graduation


In order to be considered for ACLA, you must be a racially/ethnically underrepresented student currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program.

For more information, please contact:
Jasmine Mickey
Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
(800) 686-2727 x2247
ASCEND Leadership Conference

About ACLA

When: May 2018
Where: Nationwide Hotel & Conference Center
How: Applications will open in early 2018.