LSU Chapter of NABA Officially Chartered
BATON ROUGE – The LSU chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, or NABA, was chartered in June at the National NABA Conference. The LSU Chapter of NABA has 21 student members at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Dana Hollie, KPMG Peat Marwick Developing Scholar and an assistant professor in the LSU E. J. Ourso College of Business Department of Accounting, is the faculty advisor, and Erica Moss is the co-advisor for the organization.
“We are looking forward to partnering with the local and national audit firms and companies in the area,” Hollie said.
The mission of NABA Inc. is to address the professional needs of its members and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
The association efforts to unite through membership accountants; finance and business related professionals; and students who have similar interests and ideals, are committed to professional and academic excellence, possess a sense of professional and civic responsibility, and are concerned with enhancing opportunities for minorities in the accounting, finance and business related professions.
The goals of the association include, but are not limited to, the following:
- To promote and develop the professional skills of members
- To encourage and assist minority students entering the accounting profession
- To provide opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibilities
- To promote public confidence in members and the services they provide
- To encourage cordial relations among members and cooperative relationships with other professionals
- To represent the interests of current and prospective minority accounting professionals
- To ensure long-term financial stability and provide adequate resources to implement chapter, regional and national programs.