Working for a Vibrant Future


The Ohio CPA Foundation is working diligently to ensure a healthy, vibrant and diverse future for the CPA profession.

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The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy

The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy (ACLA) is an exciting professional development opportunity to help college students from underrepresented backgrounds prepare for a successful future in the accounting industry. Participants will hear from leaders in the profession as they highlight the limitless possibilities of a career as a CPA.

When: May 11, July 27, September 14, November 4
Where: Virtual 
Cost: There is no cost for participants thanks to support from The Ohio CPA Foundation, The Ohio Society of CPAs and other corporate sponsors.
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ACAP-Ohio

In partnership with The National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) and The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business, ACAP-Ohio takes place for one week each summer and provides the opportunity for a select group of students to explore careers in accounting and business while spending a week on a college campus. This innovative career development program is designed specifically for high school students in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

When: June 13, 2022 - June 16, 2022  
Time: 
10 am - 1:30 pm
Where: Virtual
Cost: There is no cost for participants thanks to support from The Ohio CPA Foundation, The Ohio Society of CPAs and other corporate sponsors. 
Application Deadline: May 6, 2022
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CPA Camp

CPA Camp

The Careers in Professional Accounting Camp (CPA Camp) is a day program for underrepresented high school students who are interested in exploring careers in accounting and business. This innovative career development program is designed specifically for high school students in underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

When: Kent Sate University June 21, Cincinnati State June 23, University of Toledo June 28  
Cost: There is no cost for participants thanks to support from The Ohio CPA Foundation, The Ohio Society of CPAs and other corporate sponsors. 
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High School Accounting Career Days

High School Accounting Career Days

High School Accounting Career Days are half-day events that bring local high school students together on a college campus to learn about the accounting major and CPA careers. Local CPAs serve as speakers and share insights into the profession and explain the variety of career paths available. College accounting majors encourage students to follow their path and also share advice related to the transition from high school to college. Accounting Career Day will be a virtual experience in 2022. 

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The Ohio CPA Foundation College Scholarship Program

Foundation College Scholarship Program

The Ohio CPA Foundation’s College Scholarship Program awards Ohio’s accounting majors who plan to become CPAs. The application period is now closed and will reopen again in September 2022. 


 
The Ohio CPA Foundation Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors

The Student Ambassador Program operates at 18 Ohio college campuses. With the help of the Ambassadors, students have a better understanding of rewarding career opportunities that come with an accounting degree and the benefits of becoming a CPA.

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