The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy (ACLA)

The Accounting Careers Leadership Academy is an all-expenses paid conference that seeks to engage college students from traditionally underrepresented populations in the accounting careers pipeline. The event aims to strengthen professional skills and highlight the limitless possibilities of a career as a CPA.

ACLA is specifically designed to increase the number of underrepresented CPAs and accounting professionals, including, but not limited to those who identify as: having a disability, LGBTQ, veterans, first-generation, and people of color.

The application period is currently OPEN now through March 31, 2020. View the application and apply now!

When: May 14-15, 2020
Where: The Hilton Columbus at Easton (Columbus, OH)

ACLA is an exciting professional development opportunity to help students prepare for a successful future in the accounting industry.

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
View a sample agenda here!


Are you with a firm or company? Join us at the ACLA Networking Reception where sponsors and students come together to talk about internships, professional development and potential job openings! Contact Lori Brown if you are interested in attending. 

For more information about ACLA, please contact:
Becky Hixen
Director, Student & Young Professional Initiatives
(800) 686-2727 x2248