HBCU Business Deans Roundtable Summit


Welcome HBCU Business Deans Roundtable Summit attendees! A career in public company auditing is a path to a dynamic, purpose-driven career. At this year’s summit, we will introduce a new pathway to share with your students. As we shared last year, please download, share, and use our FREE resources below to guide your students on this path to success!

Friday, May 31 - Presentation: A New Pathway into the Accounting Profession

Representatives of the AICPA and the CAQ’s Discover Audit initiative will present a new opportunity aimed at strengthening and diversifying the pipeline of accounting graduates entering the profession.

Included below are the items mentioned for your reference:

2017 AICPA Data Trends Survey



Email ccooke@thecaq.org to express interest in participating in an upcoming Regional Future CPA Workshop.

FREE Resources

Guide Your Students on the Path to a Career in Public Company Audit

Your Students' Road to Discover Audit

The skills required for the auditor of the future are always evolving. To help you stay ahead of the curve, the Discover Audit team, in collaboration with the leading public company auditing firms and the AICPA, developed this roadmap to advise students on what they will need to become a successful auditor of the future. Both college-level educators and students will find this document to be useful as they plan the course of studies. The roadmap outlines the ideal mindsets and behaviors that will be required of the auditor of the future. It also identifies key areas of knowledge that firms consider desirable for their new hires to possess. The knowledge areas can be acquired by completing the relevant courses offered at your institution, which may be offered as requirements for the major in accounting, or through electives. Educators can assist students with the selection of applicable courses.

By following either the workbook or at-a-glance version of the below roadmap for their undergraduate studies, your students will have a distinct advantage while also completing their 150-hour education requirement.

Full Workbook




College Toolkit

Explore our newly redesigned College Toolkits to help guide your students towards a career in audit with resources such as:

View our full toolkit here.


Case Studies & Auditor Training Videos

The Center for Audit Quality’s Anti-Fraud Collaboration has developed case studies  which are educational tools for all members of the financial reporting supply chain, as well as students. Participants in case study teachings start with a hypothetical scenario about a fictional company dealing with a fraud. Guided by an instructor, they then discuss what could have been done to address the situation. These case studies are perfect to use in classrooms!

The Center for Audit Quality also has developed a series of training video vignettes that provide insights into the types of conversations that occur between audit team members as well as auditors and preparers.

Access our training resources page here.

Firm Education Portals/Resources

Looking for additional teaching resources for your accounting and auditing classes? The four largest public accounting firms (Deloitte, EY, KPMG, and PwC – listed in alpha order) and AICPA’s Accounting Education Center all provide free materials that can be used in the classroom. Included below is information how to access them.

Deloitte Foundation Educator Resources 

The Deloitte Foundation offers a variety of resources for faculty use in the classroom, which are designed to connect students with real-world issues and the latest professional developments. We offer dozens of cases and other curriculum support in the areas of financial accounting, auditing, forensic accounting, analytics and other relevant topics.

The EY Academic Resource Center (EYARC)

EYARC sponsored by the Ernst & Young Foundation, provides a private portal, exclusively for faculty from non-profit higher education institutions, that offers free curriculum and other resources on leading-edge issues impacting the profession. Topics cover emerging technologies, technical accounting, auditing and tax matters and more. Faculty interested in access can contact Catherine Banks, EYARC Director, at catherine.banks@ey.com.

The KPMG University Connection

This website offers free access to a wide range of classroom resources and tools.  Our goal is to leverage our resources to provide timely, relevant curriculum materials and examples to supplement the courses you teach.  These materials are suitable for undergraduate and graduate level business courses and cover topics such as corporate governance, financial reporting, information systems, audit, tax and ethics. Go to KPMG University Connection to register for access to case studies, curriculum modules and instructor resources.


PwC’s University Relations website highlights a newsletter for academics, relevant Thought Leadership, investments in higher education, classroom resources and opportunities for professor learning and development.  The site is open access.


The AICPA Accounting Education Center is a resource hub for accounting faculty. This website provides access to award winning curricula, curated resources across multi-discipline areas, and opportunities to engage with the profession. Faculty are encouraged to bookmark and/or save the website to their favorites for easy access.

HBCU Graduate Success Stories

Click a graduate’s headshot for more info on their story.

Brian P. Anderson, Corporate Director

(Graduate of Howard University – Bachelors in Accounting)

Don Christian, US Assurance Human Capital Leader at PwC

(Graduate of Howard University – Bachelors in Accounting)

Earl G. Fagan, Jr.
(Graduate of Florida A&M University – Bachelors in Accounting)

Sam Johnson, Americas Vice Chair of Accounts at EY

 (Graduate of Morehouse College – B.S. In Marketing and Accounting) 

Wendy Lewis, Audit Partner at KPMG

(Graduate of Virginia Union University – Bachelors in Accounting)

Avery A. Munnings, Professional Practice Director at Deloitte
(Graduate of Morehouse College – B.S. In Accounting)

Leslie Patterson, US Talent Leader for Diversity & Inclusiveness (D&I) at EY

(Graduate of Hampton University – Bachelors of Accounting)

Arturis Spencer III, Audit Partner at KPMG
(Graduate of Prairie View A&M University – Bachelors Accounting)

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