Chapter Profile

The Austin Cen-Tex chapter of The National Association of Black Accountants, Inc. (NABA), represents approximately 50 minorities in the fields of accounting, business, finance and information technology. Our objective is to address the professional needs of our members and to help build leaders that shape the future of the accounting and finance profession.

The motto of NABA, “Lifting As We Climb”, is exemplified best in our mission, which addresses the professional needs of our members while developing and inspiring future leaders who will shape tomorrow’s accounting and finance professions.

Quarterly chapter meetings are held in January, April, July and October on the fourth Saturday at Huston Tillotson University located 900 Chicon Street , Austin TX 78702 in the A-L Conference Room from 10 am – 12:00 noon.  The April meeting is our Annual Awards and Scholarship Luncheon. For more information about upcoming meetings and events please see our Calendar for dates, times  and locations.

CHAPTER OFFICERS
President Sheri Marshall
Executive Vice President Teeyia Mercier
VP Student Affairs Yves Amani
VP Corporate Relations Daverick Isaac
VP Community Affairs Hopeton Hay
VP Professional Development Walter Carter
VP Division of Firms Temeika Thomas
VP Membership Derrick Jackson
Compliance Financial Officer Damian Spencer
Recording Secretary Kathy Collins
Treasurer Allison S. Buchanan
CPI Liaison Jeanna Fullard
Past President Roger Davis

The Executive Board may exercise all powers consistent with the chapter Bylaws or with duly enacted resolutions of the membership of the Chapter, including but not limited to, the authority to prescribe policies and procedures for the Chapter and to enact resolutions biding upon the Chapter, not inconsistent with the National Bylaws.

In addition to assisting the chapter President in establishing, implementing, and achieving chapter goals as well as presiding over meetings of the Executive Board and general body during the President’s absence, the roles and responsibilities for each Chapter Officer are described below:

President:  Act as Chief Executive Officer of the Chapter. To provide leadership, direction, and vision for the Chapter consistent with the mission of the Association. To exercise general executive authority over all business, financial, and administrative matters on behalf of the Chapter. To establish high-level goals for the Chapter and inspire a shared vision of NABA among the Executive Board and general body. To preside over meetings of the Executive Board and general body and serve as Chairperson of the Executive Board. To appoint persons to chair or co-chair all Standing Committees, Special Committees and Sub-Committees. To serve as an ex-officio member of all committees except the Election Committee. To represent the Chapter among external stakeholders, e.g. corporate sponsors, student chapters, community service organizations, etc. To represent the Chapter at Regional and National meetings. To disseminate regional and national information to the Executive Board and general body. To pro-actively address the needs and concerns of the membership. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter Bylaws and CPPM.

Executive Vice President:   Serves in the role of the President in his/her absence and/or leads special projects (e.g. Annual Awards & Scholarship   Event, Annual Strategic Planning Meeting, etc.).

Vice President for Membership:  To preside over meetings of the Executive Board or general body during the President’s and Executive Vice President’s absence. To develop and foster relationships with paid members and friend of NABA. To periodically survey members (informally or formally) regarding membership concerns. To assist in the identification of members to chair subcommittees. To direct liaison between the Board of Directors and the following committees: Membership, Social. To maintain record of membership & provide monthly updates of membership status to the Board. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter By-laws.

Vice President for Corporate Relations:  To participate in local chapter and national fundraising activities with corporate organizations in the Austin and central Texas area. To assist in the identification of seasoned NABA members to chair subcommittees. To direct liaison between the Executive Board and the following subcommittees: Corporate Fundraising Breakfast/Reception, Student Conference Funding, Local & National Corporate Funding, to develop and foster relationships with current and potential corporate partners, and to adhere to the provisions of the Chapter By-laws and CPPM.

Vice President for Community Affairs:  To identify opportunities for members to fulfill their civic responsibility. To assist in the identification of members to chair subcommittees and assist with their initiatives. To serve as direct liaison between the Executive Board and the following committees: Financial Education, newsletter, and Website. To perform other duties that may be assigned by the President of the Executive Board. To countersign with the Treasurer all vouchers, checks, etc. in the absence of the President.

Vice President for Professional Development:  To seek opportunities to assist in the personal and professional growth of our membership. To assist in the identification of seasoned NABA members to chair subcommittees. To direct liaison between the Executive Board and the following committees: Seminars & Workshops, Division of Firms, Co-Sponsored Events, and Job Fairs.

Vice President for Student Affairs: To assist in the identification of members to chair subcommittees. To direct liaison between the Executive Board and the following subcommittees: Student Chapters, Scholarship and Awards Banquet, Student Conference and Mentorship. To maintain a working knowledge key student chapter members (student officers) and student chapter activities in an effort to periodically obtain board of director representation at student chapter events. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter By-laws.

Vice President for Division of Firms:  To direct liaison between DOF and the NABA Executive Board. To keep the NABA Board of Directors aware of DOF activities and opportunities for joint events. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter By-laws.

Treasurer:  To serve as Chief Financial Officer of the Chapter. To present at all general body meetings, or whenever required, a report of the Chapter’s financial condition showing receipts and disbursements, and outstanding accounts unpaid since the last report. To record timely deposits and payments in accordance with the chapter’s expense reimbursement guidelines. To establish internal controls, provide stewardship over Chapter financial assets, and safeguard all bank account records, blank checks, canceled checks, and invoices. To monitor and reconcile all bank account activity and compile monthly financial statements to present to the Executive Board for review and approval. To develop and monitor the fiscal operating budget for the Chapter. To satisfy all National financial reporting requirements and IRS tax reporting requirements by the established due dates.

Financial Officer:  To assist the Treasurer in the active discharge of his/her duties, to fulfill the Treasurer’s role during the Treasurer’s absence. To collect and properly account for all monies received by the Chapter and promptly deposit funds into the Chapter checking and/or savings account held under the name of the “Austin Cen-Tex Chapter of the National Association of Black Accountants, Inc.” To succeed to the office of Treasurer upon appointment by the Executive Board to the Treasurer position. Pick up and distribute mail from Chapter Post Office Box. Prepare a log of checks received prior to distributing to the Treasurer. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter By-laws and CPPM.

Secretary:  To record the minutes of Chapter meeting proceedings and Chapter business discussed at the Executive Board meetings and forward to the Executive Board within two (2) weeks. To present Chapter meeting minutes to the Executive Board for approval at each subsequent Executive Board meeting. To maintain a master file of all minutes of the Chapter meetings and Executive Board meetings for the fiscal year. To maintain chapter mailing lists (database includes names, address, phone numbers, companies, etc.) To monitor and track all Chapter activities that qualify for the Chapter Reporting and Evaluation Program as described in Article XII, Section 12.13. To prepare the Chapter’s Balanced Scorecard and Chapter’s Quarterly Report and submit to the National Office by the established deadlines. To maintain historical records of all Chapter activities via photographs, videos, and other media. To document and archive major Chapter accomplishments, awards, and recognition. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter Bylaws and CPPM.

College Pipeline Initiative Liaison (CPIL): Ensure the graduating student follow these guidelines.

  1. Fill out a new membership application completely, make sure you have your parents address on it if you do not have a permanent address yet. It’s is imperative they we are able to reach you make sure your email is no longer your school email.  Give us a good email and phone number.
  2. Membership Fees –  Mark College Pipeline Initiative
  3. Submit a copy of your transcript  & diploma
  4. Give the completed application to your SMS,  VP Student Membership, Professional Chapter President or your CPI Liaison if your chapter has one.
  5. Whomever you give those papers to will make sure the National office processes the CPI for you.  Once they are processed you the Membership Chair and the President will receive a notification stating you are now a Professional Membership.
  6. If we do not get your papers the CPI Liaison will try their best to contact you to get them submitted.  It’s so important to update your profile with your chapter before graduation.

Immediate Past President:  To provide general guidance, training, and assistance to the current Chapter President. To serve as general advisor to the Executive Board. To assist on various committees as needed. To adhere to the provisions of the Chapter By-laws and CPPM.