Bloomberg Tax
July 8, 2019, 8:45 AM

Fifty Years, Little Progress for Black Accountants

Amanda Iacone
Amanda Iacone

When Darrell Groves started his first job after college, there were just a handful of other black accountants at KPMG’s office in Houston.

One was a partner in the practice who served as a mentor to Groves. She, too, had been involved in an extended internship program that Groves participated in through high school and college, introducing him to the world of a Big Four accounting firm.

Those experiences served as the foundation of a career that quickly led to a corporate job and later the launch of Grove’s own tax and accounting firm, which today features a staff of ...

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