The first Accounting Day® was believed to be held in 1972. It’s believed by some that the San Diego Chapter of the California Society of CPA’s organized the event to interest young people in pursuing an accounting career. Others remember IMA (Institute of Management Accountants) as the original organizer. Some of these early events were called “Accounting Career Days.” In 1976, other professional organizations were invited to participate and the event became known as simply “Accounting Day® ” with an overall change in the event format. Today, speakers of local and national prominence present a wide variety of seminars to participants of the event.
For 2019 the participating organizations are the San Diego Chapters of:
- Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA)
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
- California Society of CPAs (CalCPA)
- Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)
The purpose of Accounting Day® is to promote the accounting profession, to provide an opportunity for networking among accountants in public practice, industry, and government, and to provide quality continuing education for attendees.