Ascend: Pan-Asian Leaders

Formerly known as NAASA: the National Asian American Society of Accountants

Our organization was launched by a group of dedicated professionals who were committed to advancing the finance and accounting professions in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities.

Our membership includes people from all dimensions of finance, professional services and business—CFOs, treasurers, professional services providers, financial services executives, tax professionals, financial operations, financial advisors, and many others in business, government, academia and the community. Membership is open to all individuals who share our mission regardless of ethnicity and professional background.

The mission of Ascend is to continuously influence and encourage the development of accounting professionals, finance professionals and students while serving as a collective voice for the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the field of accounting and finance.

Ascend's vision is to enhance the presence and influence of Asian and Pacific Islander leaders in finance, accounting and business.


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