Accountancy (California Board of)

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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

2450 Venture Oaks Way, Suite 300

Sacramento, CA 95833-3291

(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

See Also: Enrolled Agent