Accounting Associations

Why is this Important?

  • Professional Associations are where the industry of the major gather together
  • Many have student chapters you can join while in college
  • Many offer internships, scholarships, and opportunities in the major

Accounting Student Associations


American Accounting Association
The American Accounting Association is the largest community of accountants in academia. Founded in 1916, we have a rich and reputable history built on leading-edge research and publications. Visit

Institute of Management Accountants
With a membership of over 80,000 accounting professional worldwide, IMA provides access to tools to help you advance in your career as well as international peer networking. Visit

National Society of Accountants
The core mission of the NSA is to help tax and accounting professionals become more successful.  Visit

Association for Financial Professionals
In addition to representing finance executives worldwide, this association also established and administers the Certified Treasury Professional and Certified Corporate FP&A Professional credentials. For corporate finance professionals, its AFP Annual Conference is the largest networking event in the world. Visit

National Association of Black Accountants
Representing more than 200,000 people of color, this nonprofit association provides education, resources and meaningful career connections to both professional and student members in the fields of finance, consulting, high-tech and other business professions. Visit

American Institute of CPAs
The AICPA is the world’s largest accounting association, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries. In addition to developing and grading the Uniform CPA Examination, the AICPA sets the profession’s ethical standards, and auditing standards for all levels of the U.S. government and private and nonprofit companies. Visit