About NABA SNEW
|HISTORY & OVERVIEW
The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. – Southern New England/ Westchester Professional Chapter (SNEW) was chartered in June 1991 at its First Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet. The chapter was founded by a small core of dedicated individuals to address the professional development and networking needs of African American accounting and business professionals in the areas of New Haven and Fairfield Counties, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York, which was added in 2001.
The mission of NABA is to address the professional needs of its members, and to build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance professions, with an unfaltering commitment to inspire the same in their successors.
SNEW’s annual professional membership ranges from thirty to forty members, and is steadily growing. Members hale from corporations such as GE, IBM, The Pepsi Bottling Group, PepsiCo, as well as the Big Four accounting firms. And given the untapped demographics of New Haven and Fairfield Counties, Connecticut and Westchester County, New York membership has the possibility of doubling our current number.
Members receive the opportunity to promote and develop their professional skills by becoming actively involved in planning, implementing and executing chapter programs such as membership recruitment, fundraising, student member services and community service. Additionally, we offer continuing professional education (CPE) lectures and interactive programs on current accounting topics such as Sarbanes-Oxley, as well as tax updates, personal financial planning, and other business related topics.
Through programs provided by our Student Member Services, members are able to encourage and assist minority students entering the accounting and finance professions.
Members participate in community service projects such as preparing and serving pre-Thanksgiving Dinner to the residents of the Pacific House Men’s Shelter in Stamford, CT and join with other NABA chapters to volunteer and fundraise for local not-for-profit organizations.
Members meet and foster relationships with other professions by attending SNEW events such as the annual membership drives, the Fashion Show scholarship fundraiser and the Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet.
The marquee event of the year is the Annual National Convention, which allows members to extend their business and personal network to include colleagues from around the nation, earn CPE credits and further develop their professional skills.