Board of Accountancy

Board of Accountancy

The Rhode Island Board of Accountancy is established and governed by Chapter 5-3.1 of the Rhode Island General Laws. It is an autonomous executive branch board administratively housed within the Department of Business Regulation. The Board is responsible for licensing certified public accountants (“CPAs”), grandfathered public accountants (“PAs”) and public accounting practice units (CPA firms). The Board handles complaints that allege violations of statutory and regulatory provisions under the Board’s jurisdiction. The Board periodically reviews its statutes, regulations, applications, and processes for updating and streamlining. The Board is comprised of qualified individuals appointed by the Governor to serve on the Board on a voluntary basis. To view information about board member appointments, please visit http://www.sos.ri.gov/boards/ and either select from alphabetical order or use the search feature to locate the information for the board you are interested in.

The Board is a public body that generally meets once per month. While administrative staff may be able to answer certain routine questions between meetings, matters that require Board action are required to be noticed on the Board’s meeting agenda per the Open Meetings Act.

Board of Accountancy
Dawne Broadfield
560 Jefferson Blvd., First Floor
Warwick RI 02886
Phone:401-889-5446
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