Thursday AM June 10th, 2010

NABA logoMajor firms will be represented next week at the National Association of Black Accountants event at the Hilton Americas, including PriceWaterhouse Coopers, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and KPMG. Felicia Farrar is chair of the local convention.

"Okay, we'll have different businesses actually come in that's looking for talent in the accounting business auditing field. What we're doing is we're opening up to the public, so if you have a bachelor's degree in business, you just have to bring that resume in and you're going to be allowed to actually attend the Expo. Most of them will be looking for accounting, but you'll have any jobs that are actually open in the business arena. The recruiters will actually be there. There will be some interviews actually held on site."

Microsoft will also be represented at the free Expo, as well as banks and investment companies, insurance firms, Boeing, Coca-Cola, Home Depot, Shell Oil and other companies. The job fair is part of the 39th annual National Association of Black Accountants convention.

"Well, we were formed in '69. We had nine Africa-American men that had actually passed the CPA exam. And at the time they were having a hard time meeting the work experience because the firms at that time was not hiring Africa-Americans at the number that needed to receive the requirement. We have student chapters, and we actually work with them in providing the mentorship for them to actually succeed. So once you become part of us, it's like a family!"

The NABA Expo and Product Pavilion is being held at the Hilton Americas Hotel on June 17th.


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