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Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

An accountant who has met certain standards, including experience, age, and licensing, and passed exams in a particular state.

Certified Public Accountant

A professionally licensed accountant. In the United States, CPA eligibility conditions vary by state, but all require the successful completion of a four-part CPA exam. CPAs can legally give public attestation to advice on financial statements; for example, only a CPA can sign an in-house audit. See also: Accountancy.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA)

An accountant who has met certain state requirements as to age, education, experience, residence, and accounting knowledge, the latter measured by the successful completion of an extensive series of examinations. In most instances, only CPAs are permitted to render opinions on the fairness of financial statements.
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RESOLVED: That the PCAOB be, and hereby is, designated by the Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants as the body to establish standards relating to the preparation and issuance of audit reports for entities within its jurisdiction as defined by the Act pursuant to rules 201 and 202.
OPTION 2--The undersigned member of The California Society of Certified Public Accountants (CalCPA) hereby constitutes and appoints as attorney-in-fact and proxy for the undersigned, with full power of substitution, for and in the name of the undersigned to attend the Annual Members Business Meeting of CalCPA described above, and for adjournment or postponement thereof and to exercise all voting rights of the undersigned which the undersigned would be entitled to exercise if personally present for the purpose of: 1) acting on the proposal to approve minutes of the 2003 Annual Members Business Meeting; 2) acting on the proposal to amend the Bylaws of CalCPA, and 3) acting on the proposal to amend the Articles of Incorporation.
Respondent American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a corporation organized, existing and doing business under and by virtue of the laws of the District of Columbia, with its office and principal place of business located at 1211 Avenue of Americas, New York, New York 10036-8775.
A resident of Sugar Land, Chairman Brooks is a certified public accountant and certified financial planner and is involved in numerous civic and community organizations.
She is a member of the Ohio Society of Certified Public Accountants and joined BMF&C in 2004.
SysTrust is an assurance audit standard that was jointly developed by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA) to certify that mission-critical IT services and processes are supported by a high level of security, confidentiality, availability, and processing integrity.
Currently, she teaches Ethics for Certified Public Accountants, a Washington State Board of Accountancy-approved required course for state-licensed CPAs.
Collectively, the group has more than 75 years of finance experience (16 in the railroad industry), and three are certified public accountants.
He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Tennessee Society of Certified Public Accountants and the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and of the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants.
He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants, The Association for Investment Management and Research, and The New York Society of Security Analysts.
He is currently a member of the board of directors for the Boulder Dam Area Council of Boy Scouts of America and is a member of the Turnaround Management Association and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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