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The California Department of Consumer Affairs, 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 www.dca.ca.gov/cba, or call CBA in Sacramento at (916) 561-1729.
Department of Consumer Affairs California Board of Accountancy
2000 Evergreen Street, Suite 250
Sacramento, CA 95815-3832
(916) 263-3675 (fax)
Complaints regarding fee disputes, bookkeepers, tax preparers, and accountants who are not CPAs are not handled by the Board of Accountancy.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Member Services institutes disciplinary action against member CPAs who are certified by the State and Territories.
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 Secretary of State provides filing requirements, name availability, status requests, and copies of certificates.
Secretary of State Corporate Filings and Records Section
1500 11th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Publications available: None are offered by the Consumer Information Center.
See also: None
Other referrals: "Enrolled Agent"