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Perspectives

Deloitte’s MADE (Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable)

Fueling greater racial and ethnic diversity in accounting and tax

Deloitte is committed to generate more advisory, auditing, and tax career opportunities and leadership pathways for the next generation of certified public accountants (CPAs). MADE–Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable–represents a bold vision for the accounting profession, both in terms of increasing racial and ethnic diversity, and helping students of color see and realize their future in business through the prism and possibilities of accounting.

Leading the change, together

No single act will help create the racial and ethnic parity that is essential to the profession, the business and finance community, and our society at large. MADE combines both financial support and the depth of resources an organization of Deloitte’s size can bring to attract diverse individuals into the accounting field and support them as they chart their path: from high school to business professional to leadership in the profession. Our MADE commitment, including accounting scholarships, is a comprehensive strategy to address the major barriers faced by racially and ethnically diverse students and to grow the population of diverse talent–thus helping transform the future of the accounting profession.

Deloitte Foundation Accounting Scholars program

Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation expect to offer $30M in financial support to help fund scholarships for students pursuing a fifth-year master’s program in accounting at select participating colleges and universities, endeavoring to consider applicants from diverse demographic groups in the spirit of supporting a diverse student population. Applications for the 2022-2023 school year open in Fall 2021 with scholarships granted in 2022.

Stride CPA readiness program

Deloitte seeks to address the barriers faced by recruited professionals taking the CPA exam by supporting their preparation with real-time access to and instruction from experienced CPA tutors, providing up to 13 weeks of fully-paid time, the majority of which is dedicated to studying, and covering exam costs. The program launched summer 2021.

Deloitte Academy: Accounting Edition program

Deloitte is committed to inspiring and preparing youth for long-term success by collaborating with high schools, colleges, state CPA societies, and various non-profits to bring accounting to life for thousands of racially and ethnically diverse youth across the country.

VIDEO: See why our people chose a career in accounting

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Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) and Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) strategy

Building on existing relationships with HBCUs and HSIs, Deloitte and the Deloitte Foundation aim to support faculty and administration with additional funding for curriculum development as accounting skillsets evolve.

Climb Fellowship program

Deloitte is collaborating with academia to launch a fellowship program with a focus on bringing Black and Hispanic/Latinx mid-career accounting professionals together to create a community and provide resources to help position them for senior roles within their organizations.

MADE working group

A working group of racially and ethnically diverse business, academic, and community leaders to bring leading external perspectives, challenge our thinking, and create a forum to engage with one another. These leaders bring a vast array of experiences and individual passion to advance equity and inclusion.

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Interested in learning more about MADE? Contact us.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

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