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The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA), California Board of Accountancy (CBA), licenses and regulates certified public accountants (CPAs), public accountants (PAs), accountancy corporations, CPA and PA partnerships. Accountants audit, compile, investigate, and certify financial transactions and accounting records.

Complaints can be filed online at, or call CBA in Sacramento at (916) 561-1729.

California Board of Accountancy
2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95815-3832
(916) 263-3680
(916) 263-3675 (fax)

Complaints outside the jurisdiction of CBA are handled by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants:

These include - Fee disputes, bookkeepers, tax preparer, accountants who are not CPAs.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member Services Center
220 Leigh Farm Road
Durham, NC 27707

1211 Avenue of the Americas,
19th Floor
New York, NY 10636

The California Secretary of State can provide filing requirements, name availability, status requests, copies/certificates.

Secretary of State
Corporate Filings and Records Section
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 657-5448

Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center.

See also: None Other referrals: "Enrolled Agent"

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